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How to Build Your RTW Route

How to Build Your RTW Route

Deciding where to go on your big trip is a challenge. We offer tips, advice, and a sample, base route that anyone can customize to fit their exact needs in the context of a short or long trip.

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How I Travel: Rolf Potts

How I Travel: Rolf Potts

We’re kicking off a new series about how real people approach travel with this article – a profile of travel writer & vagabonder Rolf Potts.

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8 Reasons to Take a Gap Year

8 Reasons to Take a Gap Year

The reasons for taking a gap year – a travel break from school or work – can be many. Adam Seper offers eight of countless more reasons to take a break from normal life to pursue your travel dreams.

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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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Itineraries for Every Traveler

Itineraries for Every Traveler

Choosing an itinerary once you’ve decided to take a long-term trip is one of the hardest parts of planning such a trip. Vickie Lillo is here to offer 7 trip itineraries to help you out!

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30 Hour Train Ride in China

30 Hour Train Ride in China

Join David Joshua Jennings in a Hard-Seat Train across Xinjiang, China for a average day in the life of a long-term traveler.

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A Unique Transport Option for Long-Term Travelers

A Unique Transport Option for Long-Term Travelers

Interested in going across the ocean but don’t want to fly? Andy and Becki Kremer find out first-hand what it’s like to cruise across the Atlantic, and if it’s a good option for the independent budget-traveler.

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All-Inclusive Resorts and Indie Travel: Is It Possible?

All-Inclusive Resorts and Indie Travel: Is It Possible?

Have you ever been tempted by an all-inclusive vacation package but afraid you’d lose your independent traveler cred if you went on a trip like that? This article by JoAnna Haugen may help you see that while there are some drawbacks to vacation packages, there are some serious perks, too – even for indie travelers.

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24 Powerful Quotes to Inspire Your Travels

24 Powerful Quotes to Inspire Your Travels

With the thousands of meme quotes circulating on social media, Jenn Miller gets inspired to share 24 of her favorites, most of which have never made the meme circuit. What are your favourites?

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Cruising Doesn’t Really Suck

Cruising Doesn’t Really Suck

Indie travellers that scoff at the very thought of incorporating a cruise ship as an integral part of their next trip may be missing out.

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Maybe Organized Tours Aren’t So Bad After All?

Maybe Organized Tours Aren’t So Bad After All?

As an self proclaimed indie traveler, I should have an open mind about all types of travel, yet I’ve always been kinda snotty about organized tours. Then I met Laura, who got me to re-think my stance.

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5 Trip Ideas To Inspire Your Planning

5 Trip Ideas To Inspire Your Planning

You’ve decided to do it! You’re taking off on a RTW adventure. But the world is huge! How do you begin to decide where to go? Vickie Lillo is here to offer 5 ideas to plan your big trip around.

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