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The Long-Term Traveler’s Guide to Love on the Road

The Long-Term Traveler’s Guide to Love on the Road

Travel is not just about the places you see and the things you experience, but also the people you encounter along the way, and of these characters, none loom larger in memory as the lovers. For those new to long-term travel, and even for those who are no strangers to romance on the road, here is some advice to make the most of these peripatetic love affairs.

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Graduation: Give the Gift of Travel

Graduation: Give the Gift of Travel

Jenn Miller makes a case for travel as the continuation of education and issues a challenge to all the old people and the travelers in the world: give the gift of travel and change a young life!

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Travel Burnout as a Couple

Travel Burnout as a Couple

Traveling with a partner is great, but what happens when one of you is burned out and the other isn’t? Writer Aimee Cebulski looks at the issue of travel fatigue mis-match and how to deal with it.

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How to Make Friends in a Foreign City

How to Make Friends in a Foreign City

Spain is a terrific country to visit, but what happens when carefree traveler days turn into antsy expat months, and you realize that “making friends” isn’t as oh-so-breezy as your teenage self believed? Manal A. Khan recounts her hunt for congenial companions in the adopted home of Madrid.

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The Perfect Day

The Perfect Day

When you travel long-term, not all days are filled with sightseeing and museums. Sometimes you find yourself in the perfect little fishing village, and your days are simple.

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Latest Traveler Articles

10 Top Tips to Great Travel Photos

10 Top Tips to Great Travel Photos

The difference between holiday snapshots and great travel photography is your ability to capture the feel or mood of a scene rather than simply take a picture of a place. Kathryn Weir provides us with a quick checklist of very simple steps to greatly improve your photographic outcome and record your particular journey.

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Elections, Eels, Castles, and Cathedrals

Elections, Eels, Castles, and Cathedrals

When Sara Whitestone, an ESL teacher at a university in the United States, had a chance to visit some of her students in France, she jumped at the chance. Read what happens when her students became her teachers.

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Top 10 Toughest Countries to Get Into

Didn’t think you could go to Iran, North Korea, Iraq, or Somalia as a tourist? You certainly can! Addison Sears-Collins shows us how.

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Why Croatia is the Ultimate Indie Travel Destination for Young Families

Why Croatia is the Ultimate Indie Travel Destination for Young Families

An independently-planned family vacation is often just a question of finding a destination that’s perfect for you. For Jane Graham and her family of four children, that destination was Croatia and its islands – here’s why.

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5 Unmissable Thai Dishes

5 Unmissable Thai Dishes

You’ve not tried Thai food in its best and most unadulterated form until you’ve been to Thailand. Chris Wotton recommends the best local spots to try five unmissable dishes in the bustling capital of Bangkok.

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Can Travel Really Change Who You Are?

Imagine the freedom and potential for change that could arise when removed from your habitual environment. You could be free. Free from the constraints of society, free from social obligations, free from your reflection in the eyes of others and free to imagine yourself in anyway you want.

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Voluntary Vacation: Hostel Hopping in Guatemala

Voluntary Vacation: Hostel Hopping in Guatemala

Many of us dream of taking a year off to travel in exotic locales and live the life of a vagabond, and Jonathon Engels gives tips on how to do just that by volunteering at hostels all around Guatemala.

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Beyond Borsch: Different Flavors of Russia

After deciding to move to Russia, one of the first questions friends and family would ask career ex-pat Jonathon Engels was “What are you going to eat?”, and now, nine months into his contract, he’s put together a collection of great Russian treats that all visitors should try.

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A Practical Guide to Planning a Short RTW

A Practical Guide to Planning a Short RTW

How much time do you have for a RTW trip? What do you have to consider in order to plan your adventure? Stacey Ebert has traveled on both a long and short RTW and shares her planning logistics for a short nine-week journey around the world.

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The Importance of Optimism

The Importance of Optimism

Jenn Miller points out that an optimistic attitude is not something you can order at REI along with your titanium spork and have delivered in a lightweight packing cube to fit nicely alongside your water filter and guidebook. A very few people come by it naturally but, for most of us, it’s an exercise in character development and intentionality. It’s a quality born of adversity and enough miles under our belts, literally and figuratively, to have some perspective on the journey. In short: you’ve got to live through some stuff before you believe you’re going to live through this too.

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Why Recent College Grads Should Take Time to Travel

Why Recent College Grads Should Take Time to Travel

Just graduated college or graduating soon? Frustrated about job prospects? Isabel Eva Bohrer shares tips on a travel option that you may not have thought of. A RTW trip could enhance your resume and make you stand out to prospective employers.

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The Best of 30 Days of Indie Travel

The Best of 30 Days of Indie Travel

#Indie30 may be over, but we wanted to reflect back one last time with our favorite post and tweet from all 30 days of our community art project.

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10 Things Backpackers Do But Don’t Admit

10 Things Backpackers Do But Don’t Admit

Many backpackers love to remind you how green, tolerant, ethical, understanding, and open-minded they are, but some of that tends to go out the window in real life. Kaila Krayewski shares 10 observations of on-the-road hypocrisy here.

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Travel “Rules”

Travel “Rules”

Is it possible that the “rules” we follow when traveling are actually limiting the experience for some travelers?

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First-Time Backpacking: What I’ve Learned

First-Time Backpacking: What I’ve Learned

Jenn Miller discusses the difference between packing your backpack for the average RTW and packing for an unsupported backpacking trip. She touches on why, most of the time, it doesn’t really matter what you pack and why cutting the weight in your pack is less important than taking care of the most important piece of gear you possess.

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A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

Join David Joshua Jennings in a Tibetan Settlement in south India for a average day in the life of a long-term traveler.

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