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Traveling Long-Term: 8 Excuses to Stop Making

Traveling Long-Term: 8 Excuses to Stop Making

The idea of a round the world trip can be scary, and it’s easy to find reasons to discourage yourself from facing those fears. But for every reason why you don’t think you can take your dream trip, Adam Seper shows you why, and how, you can.

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India: Tips to Survive Your First Trip

India: Tips to Survive Your First Trip

You’ve probably heard previous first-time visitors to India mention that it tends to be overwhelming, and not necessarily in a good way. Chabli Bravo spent much of a year there recently, and here she offers some great tips to prepare yourself with.

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Giving Teens the Freedom To Travel

Giving Teens the Freedom To Travel

Would you let your child backpack alone with only other teens at 14? How ’bout play music gigs in bars at 15? Would you let your 13 year old live and work with college students on a farm a thousand miles away? Would you let your kids go out for dinner in a strange city, in Thailand, at night, alone? Jenn Miller has let her kids do all of these things and more. In this article she makes the argument for expanding the freedom of teenagers and expecting the very best as a result. You gave them roots, are you brave enough to give them wings?

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8 Reasons To Visit Belgrade Now

8 Reasons To Visit Belgrade Now

From hosting Southeast Europe’s biggest beer festivals to housing one of the world’s largest cathedrals, Belgrade’s historic streets and cultural events rival many of Europe’s great cities.

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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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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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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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Twenty-four Hours in Sarajevo

Twenty-four Hours in Sarajevo

Visitors to Sarajevo could easily spend two days just exploring the mosques, cathedrals, bazaars and cafes that make-up the city’s Old Town. But if twenty four hours is all you have in the Bosnian capital, then Robin Koning’s itinerary will help you make the most of Sarajevo, including sights off the typical tourist map.

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Eight Lesser-Known Places to Visit in China

Eight Lesser-Known Places to Visit in China

From a traditional village on the outskirts of Beijing to a spice market in the Muslim northwest to a seaside beer festival, longtime Beijing expat Jennifer Conrad takes you on a tour of the best parts of China that you’ve never heard of

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7 of the Most Bizarre Asian Cultural Habits

7 of the Most Bizarre Asian Cultural Habits

Every culture and region has habits that outsiders find odd. Nellie Huang tells us about some Asian quirks that stand out above the rest.

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How to Deal With Street Harassment in Foreign Countries

How to Deal With Street Harassment in Foreign Countries

For all the women who must tirelessly deal with street harassment, here are eight ways that those living or traveling abroad can deal with unwelcome attention in the street.

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10 Round the World Travel Myths Debunked

10 Round the World Travel Myths Debunked

Excuses, excuses, excuses. When it comes to travel, particularly long term travel, everyone has an excuse for why they can’t do it. And many of these excuses are based on myths and faulty information. Adam Seper debunks these myths and gives you the real scoop on round the world travel.

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Why You Should Make Mongolia Your Next Asian Destination

Why You Should Make Mongolia Your Next Asian Destination

A combination of old and new, wild and urban, Mongolia is an up-and-coming destination perfect for independent travelers. Heather Carson suggests eight experiences not to miss.

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Sub-Saharan Africa: Safety and Security Tips to Know Before You Go

Sub-Saharan Africa: Safety and Security Tips to Know Before You Go

There’s no reason to fear traveling around Sub-Saharan Africa, but it is important to be aware of some of the unique situations and challenges. JoAnna Haugen offers expert advice on how to enjoy your trip safely.

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“I’m Taking Off to See the World!” How to Tell Your Parents

“I’m Taking Off to See the World!” How to Tell Your Parents

Breaking the news that you’re going traveling can cause a parental freak out of epic proportions. By preparing answers to the most common questions you can downgrade your parents’ concern from panic to everyday worry. Jo Fitzsimons shows you how.

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