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Indie Travel Challenge Roundup: Travel Photos, Giving Back, Simple Moments & More

Indie Travel Challenge Roundup: Travel Photos, Giving Back, Simple Moments & More

This week on the Indie Travel Challenge we asked about your favourite travel photos, how you afford to travel, the ways you give back, the importance of ecotourism, the ways you find pleasure in simple moments, what learning looks like while traveling and how you see yourself in the context of a rich and complex world. Here are some of our favorite responses!

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Seeing Ourselves In The Context Of A Rich World

Seeing Ourselves In The Context Of A Rich World

Jennifer Miller has been a student with the world as her classroom and humanity as her teacher since she was a child. In her continuing series, following the Indie Travel Manifesto, she examines the lessons she’s learning regarding her place in the context of a very rich world, indeed.

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Ecotourism: Does it Matter?

Ecotourism: Does it Matter?

Eco-tourism is a buzz word in the travel world, but is it all it’s cracked up to be? Does it really matter? What is our responsibility as we travel? Jenn spent a couple of weeks in the Amazon this summer exploring these ideas and experiencing, first hand, and considering our responsibility, as travelers.

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Finding Pleasure in Simple Moments

Finding Pleasure in Simple Moments

It’s entirely possible to take a year and travel the globe and completely miss the point. I know people who have. You probably do, too. The Indie Travel Manifesto encourages us to find pleasure in simple moments. This seems a good goal, to me, regardless of whether you travel back and forth to your village to buy milk and a baguette or whether you get your “big trip” off the ground this year. Let’s take the time to cultivate pleasure in simple moments, at home and abroad.

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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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10 Free Things to Do in the UK [Sponsored Post]

10 Free Things to Do in the UK [Sponsored Post]

The UK isn’t typically seen as a budget travel destination. If you hope to travel in the UK and are on a tight budget, check out these ten free things to do in the UK.

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Miami Nice – Family Fun in South Beach, Florida

Miami Nice – Family Fun in South Beach, Florida

Traveling to South Beach with toddlers may not be an obvious choice, what with the drag shows, 36 oz. giant drinks, and scantily-clad bodies everywhere, but Michelle Lafleur will show you that there are enough kid-friendly activities to keep little ones entertained on a budget that parents can afford.

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Leave your heart in San Francisco

Leave your heart in San Francisco

The foggy city by the bay will leave you seduced by the chilled-out vibe, worn out by rolling hills, sated by fresh fusion cooking and blissed out by hazy California afternoons. San Francisco will charm you for sure but be warned: it may also claim your heart.

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Dumpling Impulse: Discovering Mandut Guk in Seoul

Dumpling Impulse: Discovering Mandut Guk in Seoul

Following her traveler’s instincts, Nancy Penrose was rewarded with a memorable and delicious dumpling soup at a restaurant in Seoul.

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Top 5 Countries to Volunteer Outdoors in for Adventurous Travelers

Top 5 Countries to Volunteer Outdoors in for Adventurous Travelers

Adventure travel and volunteer travel both offer a unique perspective on a new destination. Katie Boyer is here to offer 5 of the top destinations for combining adventure travel with volunteering.

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A Breath of Fresh Air – Clearing my Mind on the Trail in Northern New Mexico

A Breath of Fresh Air – Clearing my Mind on the Trail in Northern New Mexico

After our first year in the corporate world, four girlfriends find perspective about what really matters while hiking in New Mexico.

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The Sun Sets on Backpacking in Turkey

The Sun Sets on Backpacking in Turkey

Travel to Turkey has never been more safe and comfortable, but should that be the point? Meghan MacIver looks at what’s being lost with Turkey’s new tourism development.

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Indie Travel Challenge Round Up: Tips, Manifestos, Planning & Packing

Indie Travel Challenge Round Up: Tips, Manifestos, Planning & Packing

This week on the Indie Travel Challenge we asked for your travel tips, what you couldn’t travel without, and challenged you to create your own Indie Travel Manifesto, among other things. Check out some of the great responses we got and join the ITC for the coming weeks!

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Five Unexpected Treasures of South America

Five Unexpected Treasures of South America

Everyone knows to visit Machu Picchu, Iguazu Falls, and Patagonia when in South America, but Adam Seper recommends five places you may not have heard of that you’d be crazy to miss.

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Fighting Fears

Fighting Fears

We all have fears that we battle in the dark of night. The question is, how do we get beyond them? How do we separate the rational from the irrational and refuse to be controlled by them?

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How to Choose a Voluntourism Experience

How to Choose a Voluntourism Experience

The voluntourism industry has been getting a lot of negative press, but Pamela disagrees with the notion that it’s damaging and explains how you can make a positive impact.

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Defining Your Own Values & Crafting Your Own Meaning for Life

Defining Your Own Values & Crafting Your Own Meaning for Life

Think along with Jenn Miller about how travel can be a contributor to the growth process of defining your own values and crafting your own meaning for life. We all learn and grow, sometimes the world is our best teacher.

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Indie Travel Challenge Roundup: Why You Travel, What You’ve Learned & Going Local!

Indie Travel Challenge Roundup: Why You Travel, What You’ve Learned & Going Local!

This week marks the kick off of November’s Indie Travel Challenge. So many cool people have come out to play! Read some of the responses we loved to this week’s questions about why people travel, what they’ve learned, and their hometowns, as well as why local information matters so much! Join the party and maybe you’ll be featured next week!

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Why Two Week Trips are Important

Why Two Week Trips are Important

In the world of long-term travel, it can seem like the two week trip doesn’t matter. Lifestyle travelers scoff at anything less than “real” travel. Five and a half years in, Jenn Miller reminds us that big things often grow out of small beginnings and points out why, if two weeks is all you have, short trips matter all the more.

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