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Avoiding the American Cliche Destinations

Avoiding the American Cliche Destinations

Jenn Miller encourages you to up your game by resisting the tried and true American cliche destinations and branching out a bit. Why not swap Mexico for Guatemala or Costa Rica, the Czech Republic or Ukraine for the usual Euro round up, or the cayes of the barrier reef off of Belize instead of that Caribbean cruise? Better yet, take that brand new passport and do something bad ass, like over landing Borneo or attending a Bedouin festival that no one else does. Get out of your travel rut.

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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 White House Travel Bloggers Summit

The White House Travel Bloggers Summit

Jenn Miller responds to the White House’s study abroad initiative. She discusses why it’s a good start, but not enough, and she introduces the Travel Access Project. TAP combines education and travel in a way that is truly unique for each student and accessible for everyone.

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Travel Central America: Honduras to Panama

Travel Central America: Honduras to Panama

Central America is such a small slither of land that many indie travelers forget to put it on their travel plan, which is a shame as it has some of the best sights in Latin America. In two parts, Jo Fitzsimons explains how to plan an extended trip in Central America with part 2 covering Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.

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What’s Wrong With America?

What’s Wrong With America?

America gets a lot of things right, but they get a few things wrong, too. Jenn Miller discusses what’s wrong with America and how travel provides a dose of perspective

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Latest Traveler Articles

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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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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Up from the River…Seeing Milwaukee from Its Waterfront Pubs

Up from the River…Seeing Milwaukee from Its Waterfront Pubs

Milwaukee have many interesting and entertaining sights. As the city that beer built, we only thought it fitting to see it through the boozy eyes of its many waterfront bars.

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Older Featured Articles

Slow Down!

Slow Down!

With your map unrolled on the dining room table, it’s tempting to keep adding dots to your itinerary. After all, you don’t want to miss anything! Grab a glass of wine and sit down with Jenn Miller as she explains why they’ve learned to travel slower, and see the benefits of a less hectic pace for long-term travel.

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10 Unfortunate Byproducts of Long-Term Travel

10 Unfortunate Byproducts of Long-Term Travel

There are people who make the assumption that long-term travel is like being on vacation forever: waking up late, other people doing your laundry, drinks delivered poolside, cheap massages and a general disregard for the temporal realities. Nothing could be further from the truth. Jenn Miller points out ten unfortunate side effects of long-term travel that are impossible to avoid.

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The Ultimate Guide to Travel in Central America

The Ultimate Guide to Travel in Central America

Central America is such a small slither of land that many indie travelers forget to put it on their travel plan, which is a shame as it has some of the best sights in Latin America. In two parts, Jo Fitzsimons explains how to plan an extended trip in Central America – with part 1 covering Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador.

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Indie Travel in Guatemala for $25 Per Day

Indie Travel in Guatemala for $25 Per Day

The secret is out: in the past few years, indie travelers have started to discover the magical country of Guatemala. There is so much happening in Guatemala, from active volcanoes to beautiful Central American art, that even the shortest trip will lead to new discoveries, and will have you planning a return before you have even left.

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Rolf Potts’ Original Vagabonding Story

Rolf Potts’ Original Vagabonding Story

In October of 2014, Meet, Plan, Go hosted its annual career break event. A host of career break and long-term travel experts gathered to inspire and help those hoping to take that leap of faith and get on the road. The keynote was delivered by Rolf Potts, who told his original Vagabonding story.

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Deciding Where to Go

Deciding Where to Go

Now that you’ve made the decision to go on a RTW trip, what’s next? The planning seems overwhelming at times, so that’s why Adam Seper is here to give you tips on how to choose your destinations and route.

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A Secret Beach in Bangkok

A Secret Beach in Bangkok

There is at times some merit to the undeniably overused cliché that the journey itself is as important, and can be as enjoyable, as the destination. Follow Chris Wotton as he searches for a secret beach in the one of the most bustling cities in the world.

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Mexico: It’s More Than Just Beaches

Mexico: It’s More Than Just Beaches

While many travelers prefer the white sandy beaches and azure blue waters of Mexico’s tourist hotspots, Pamela MacNaughtan gives four reasons why you should leave the beach behind and travel through interior Mexico.

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