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10 Winter Festivals in North America

10 Winter Festivals in North America

Looking for a winter festival getaway for 2016? Plan ahead for one of these. There’s something for everyone, from Nordic marathon skiing, to a reindeer run, international ice sculpture competition, ice fishing or an ice canoe race. Oh, and roller derby; there’s also roller derby. Don’t sit around a freeze this winter, get out and have an adventure!

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How to Plan an Extended Trip in Southeast Asia

How to Plan an Extended Trip in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has long been a major stopping point for backpackers around the world.  Exotic destinations, beautiful beaches and mountains, bustling cities, fantastic food, friendly people, a well trodden tourist trail, and super cheap prices all contribute to one of the top regions in the world for traveling. If you are thinking about planning a trip around the classic Southeast Asian loop of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, Adam Seper is here to give you all the information you’ll need to know.

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Is Elephant Tourism Ethical?

Is Elephant Tourism Ethical?

Riding an elephant in Thailand is at the top of most backpacker’s bucket lists, but is it ethical? Pamela shares some insights into elephant tourism, and how to make ethical choices while in Thailand.

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Coming Home: A Heart Divided

Coming Home: A Heart Divided

Have you gone away and come home again? Then you know the pull of a divided heart. Grace Snarr eloquently captures the emotional turmoil that often engulfs us at the end of a big trip. As with most things, the first time is the hardest.

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Latest Traveler Articles

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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Older Featured Articles

Do You Travel for Discovery or Escape?

Do You Travel for Discovery or Escape?

Traveling to escape is not a new idea. In fact, I think it’s probably as old as humanity itself. You can start there, if you must, but you’re going to learn some things along the way.

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Indie Travel Challenge: Growth, Discovery, Adapt & Advice

Indie Travel Challenge: Growth, Discovery, Adapt & Advice

The Indie Travel Challenge ended yesterday! What an amazing month with adventures shared by dozens of travelers around the world. Here’s the recap from the last week and a review of some of what you might have missed earlier in the month. The ITC is just the beginning! Keep traveling and sharing your adventures with us!

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12 Reasons Why Southeast Asia is the Best Place in the World for Backpackers

12 Reasons Why Southeast Asia is the Best Place in the World for Backpackers

Forget Western Europe, Australia or Latin America. Stephanie Yoder explains why Southeast Asia is still the king of backpacker destinations.

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Indie Travel Challenge Roundup: Ah-ha moments, what you’ve learned, slowing down & more!

Indie Travel Challenge Roundup: Ah-ha moments, what you’ve learned, slowing down & more!

We’re nearing the end of the Indie Travel Challenge and still going strong! It’s not too late to jump in. We’re featuring some of the participants answers to the questions and challenges at the end of the week. There’s still time; it could be you!

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The Eat, Pray, Love Effect: Is Travel Really a Path to Self-Discovery?

The Eat, Pray, Love Effect: Is Travel Really a Path to Self-Discovery?

Bestsellers like Eat, Pray, Love suggest that going on a long trip can lead to personal and spiritual discovery. Is this true or is it simply overblown hype?

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8 Ways to Mix Volunteering & Travel

8 Ways to Mix Volunteering & Travel

Volunteering while traveling is a popular way to give back, but ethical considerations apply. Here are 8 organizations that are ethical and need your time or money to do good around the world this holiday season.

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Ten Places in South America to Escape the Northern Winter

Ten Places in South America to Escape the Northern Winter

It may be cold and snowy in the Northern hemisphere, but in South America, the days are warm, sunny and filled with summertime outdoor activities. Simone Cannon de Bastardo shows you where to head to escape the deep-freeze.

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Travel is Not a Contest (& Other Reasons to Embrace Slow Travel)

Travel is Not a Contest (& Other Reasons to Embrace Slow Travel)

Planning to cram three countries and five cities into your two week vacation? Stop right there. Jennifer Miller shares five very good reasons to resist the urge to “see it all” in favor of developing a depth of experience that just might change your life.

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