Do Things, Not Countries

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Don’t tell me you’ve ‘done’ Scotland. Why how we speak about the places we’ve been matters.

10 Unfortunate Byproducts of Long-Term Travel

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Jennifer points out ten unfortunate side effects of long-term travel that are impossible to avoid.

Travel Turns You Into a Liberal Democrat

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Jenn Miller examines the correlation between passports, international travel and political ideas and voting patterns among American voters.

How to Build a Passion Driven Life

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Tired of living the status quo? Jenn Miller asks a few questions that will help you define your passions and let them fuel your life!

Build Your Own Gap Year

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Travel the world (at any age) for less than $5000 a semester, learning from service projects and steering your own adventure!

Reinventing Your Life with Travel

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I think it’s safe to say that the majority of folks hit the wall at some point, look up from their carefully crafted norm and think, “How in the hell did I get here, and what am I doing, anyway?” And the most frustrating part of all is that everyone around us seems to accept this soul-sucking realization as par for the course and they just keep plodding. Is this life? Is this all there is? Is this what it means to be an adult and a responsible member of society? I would submit that the answer is, “Yes,” to the vast majority, but a wild and resounding, “HELL NO!” to a growing minority to whom passion means more than security. Are you looking to make that left turn and really live the second half of your life? Rafat, my friend, this one is for you.

Finding Pleasure in Simple Moments

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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.

Define Dangerous in 2018:

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How do you decide whether a country is safe enough to travel to? Jenn Miller discusses how to weigh the pros and cons, consider the realities and check on the details before you travel, as well as how to minimize risks on the ground.

Seven Places To Make Love Before You Die

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The best way to rejuvenate your love life? Travel! Size may or may not matter, but location can make all the difference. Forget the “mile high club,” here are seven suggestions for making a travel memory that won’t fit on a postcard.

Why Two Week Trips are Important

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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.