Jennifer Miller Travel Articles

 
For Women, Staying Home is as Dangerous as Traveling
For Women, Staying Home is as Dangerous as Traveling It isn't travel that's unsafe for women, it's breathing. Jenn Miller addresses the statistics related to safety for women and children, at home and abroad.
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5 (Selfish) Reasons to Travel With Your Kids
5 (Selfish) Reasons to Travel With Your Kids Forget the educational, social and longterm benefits of travel for children. Jenn Miller enumerates the immediate benefits for parents: Just imagine, a whole year off of Soccer Saturdays, kid's parties, minivan life, and the judgement of fellow parents. Sign me up.
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Discovering Your Super Power Through Travel
Discovering Your Super Power Through Travel What's your super power? Why not travel and find out?!
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5 Ways Travel Has Made Me a Better Lover
5 Ways Travel Has Made Me a Better Lover Travel changes us. Jenn Miller discusses five ways that her long term journey has deepened her capacity for love and challenged her to develop a deeper understanding of herself and the world around her.
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16 Travel Gadgets That Need to be Invented
16 Travel Gadgets That Need to be Invented Travel gear is a booming business, but the things travelers want most haven't been invented yet! Jenn Miller and a dozen of her long term traveling friends brainstorm the best ideas for what should be the next big thing.
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Travel Turns You Into a Liberal Democrat
Travel Turns You Into a Liberal Democrat Jenn Miller takes a look at the correlation between international travel and voting patterns among American voters.
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A Volunteer Project to Get Behind
A Volunteer Project to Get Behind A few weeks ago in this column, Jennifer Miller shared her disdain for short term mission trips. Some who read this article thought she was calling for an end to all types of volunteer trips, fundraisers, activities, and experiences, which is the furthest thing from the truth. Today, Jenn is sharing a personal story about a project that she believes will leave a lasting impact on the community that she currently lives in, which is what we believe most people who get involved in this type of work hope to accomplish.
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Why Graduating Seniors Shouldn’t Follow the Crowd
Why Graduating Seniors Shouldn’t Follow the Crowd Americans have been pounded over the head from the get-go with the same life plan: Finish high school, go to college, graduate, get a job, retire, live the good life. Jenn Miller is here to discuss altering this pre-made plan that may not work for everyone.
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Why I Hate Short Term Missions Trips
Why I Hate Short Term Missions Trips Jenn Miller dives into the turbulent and emotionally charged waters of voluntourism and faith-based missions trips, explaining why, often, these programs do more harm than good.
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Why You Should Hostel with Your Family
Why You Should Hostel with Your Family Hosteling is not just for the young gap-year traveler anymore. Jennifer Miller shows families how to choose a hostel, what to pack, how to make the most of the experience, and maybe even score a private room. (Hint: have more kids!)
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