Jennifer Miller Travel Articles

 
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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Practical Advice for Location Independent Professionals
Practical Advice for Location Independent Professionals Jenn Miller shares a laundry list of practical advice for the would-be Location Independent, from banking to tax issues and whether or not you're violating your visa to a list of useful Apps.
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10 Ways Long Term Open-Ended Travel Sucks
10 Ways Long Term Open-Ended Travel Sucks Seven years into long term, open-ended travel, Jenn Miller comes clean about the ways that living on the road often sucks. It's not all wine and roses, there are some very real struggles, and people considering taking the leap might want to know!
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The Realities of a Location Independent Life
The Realities of a Location Independent Life Are you considering making the leap to a Location Independent career? Lusting over those "at the beach with laptop" photos circulating annoyingly on Facebook? Jenn Miller and her husband are well into their sixth year of full time travel, working as they go. She's sharing some of the realities of what it means to work on the road.
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