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How to Build a Passion Driven Life

How to Build a Passion Driven Life

Tired of living the status quo? Tired of doing the “next thing?” Wish you were living your dreams instead of plodding through your realities? Jenn Miller breaks it down for you and asks a few questions that will help you define your passions and let them fuel your life!

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How and Why to Learn a Foreign Language

How and Why to Learn a Foreign Language

There is no doubt that we travelers have a deeper experience of the place we are traveling when we are fluent in the local language. Without this fluency, much of what we experience in a foreign land is mysterious or misinterpreted. Thus, unless we learn the local language, we will continue comprehending only a small margin of what we could be, and our interpretations are bound to be distorted.

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Why it’s OK to go to Africa

Why it’s OK to go to Africa

If you’ve dismissed the notion of visiting Africa, you are probably short-changing yourself. Laura-Claire Corson discusses why there’s plenty to enjoy.

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Challenging Cultural Norms Through Travel

Challenging Cultural Norms Through Travel

There are some commonalities that I’ve noticed among young people who are encouraged to flap their wings as early as they possibly can. There is something about the experience of having to take responsibility for yourself in the real world, struggle through hard things, and get way outside your comfort zone that causes an otherwise ordinary teen to do extraordinary things. So, what qualities do these kids share?

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Latest Traveler Articles

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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8 Credit Card Security Tips When Traveling Internationally

8 Credit Card Security Tips When Traveling Internationally

You probably know how important it is to secure your passport while traveling internationally, but you might not know that safeguarding your credit cards is vital as well. Paying for overseas purchases with a credit card can be incredibly convenient – you don’t have to hassle with converting cash, and you can generally receive a lower conversion rate than you would with traveler’s checks. But if you’re not careful, a credit card mishap could interrupt or even ruin your trip. Keep these eight tips in mind when traveling abroad.

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Eight Reason Why Disabled Travelers Should Hit the Road

Author Candy Harrington points out the many advantages of road trips for travelers with mobility issues.

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What your Zodiac Sign Says About your Travel Plans

What your Zodiac Sign Says About your Travel Plans

For those of you who have never checked your horoscope before hitting the road, now’s the time to find out where the stars best align for adventure-seekers like yourself. Megan Lee will let you know where your zodiac signs will take you.

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Older Featured Articles

How to Bicycle Tour Central America

How to Bicycle Tour Central America

Ever wondered what it’s like to take off bicycling instead of backpacking? Joe & Elin started their tour as backpackers but then bought bikes in Mexico City. They’re currently cycling Central America. Ride along for some of the highs and lows, as they share their wisdom on how to bike the world!

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5 Places to Experience the Midnight Sun

5 Places to Experience the Midnight Sun

BootsnAll heads north to discover 5 places where you can celebrate the summer solstice with the midnight sun.

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Nine Amazing Adventures to Add to a Trip to Southern Africa

Nine Amazing Adventures to Add to a Trip to Southern Africa

South Africa may be the most-visited country in the Southern Africa region, but it shouldn’t be your only stop. Countries like Namibia, Lesotho and Botswana offer more wildlife and culture to round out your experience on the continent. Jill Nawrocki suggests nine great adventures to experience in Southern Africa.

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How to be an Independent Backpacker in Madagascar

How to be an Independent Backpacker in Madagascar

In little-explored Madagascar, only the adventurous minority choose buses and a backpack over private cars and a tour group. Jessie Beck explains how to make independent backpacking throughout the island easier.

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The Complete Guide to Hitchhiking in Southern Africa

The Complete Guide to Hitchhiking in Southern Africa

Jill Nawrocki has hitch-hiked throughout Southern Africa and believes it is one of the best ways to get around the region. She’ll tell you what you need to do, what you should bring along for the ride, and how to stay safe while hitching with a stranger.

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Lessons from Around the World: 11 Skills to Learn on Your RTW Trip

Lessons from Around the World: 11 Skills to Learn on Your RTW Trip

One of the benefits of long term travel is the ability to spend several days, or even weeks, immersing yourself in a new skill. Here are some suggestions on places where you can learn to do everything from surfing to French cooking.

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A Better Way to Experience the Edinburgh Fringe

A Better Way to Experience the Edinburgh Fringe

Brooke Allen takes us for a walk through the Edinburgh Fringe, discussing consumerism vs. becoming a maker and the way we approach life and art. This piece will make you reconsider the way you participate in arts festivals around the world.

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5 Reasons Travel Should Be Part of Education

5 Reasons Travel Should Be Part of Education

Travel and education are two of Jenn Miller’s passions. She’s dedicated her life to combining the two, not just for herself and her children, but for people everywhere. She presents five reasons that she believes travel should be a part of every well rounded education. Haven’t traveled yet? That’s okay, because we’re all still learning!

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