Gap Years for Every Student: How to Make the Most of the Opportunity

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Jenn Miller discusses why students (and their parents) should consider a gap year between high school and college, and not just how to make it happen, but how to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Indie Travel Challenge: Growth, Discovery, Adapt & Advice

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The Indie Travel Challenge ended yesterday! What an amazing month with adventures shared by dozens of travelers around the world. Here’s the recap from the last week and a review of some of what you might have missed earlier in the month. The ITC is just the beginning! Keep traveling and sharing your adventures with us!

Indie Travel Challenge Roundup: Ah-ha moments, what you’ve learned, slowing down & more!

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We’re nearing the end of the Indie Travel Challenge and still going strong! It’s not too late to jump in. We’re featuring some of the participants answers to the questions and challenges at the end of the week. There’s still time; it could be you!

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

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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!

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

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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!

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

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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!

Traveling With Kids: 5 Tips for Staying Safe

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Traveling with kids is different than traveling alone, or as a couple. Jenn Miller has spent two decades adventuring with children, on all continents. She shares five tips for making it safer, no matter whether you’re headed across the state to Grandma’s, or around the world to the edge of the world.

Four Fantastic River Trips

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Traveling by boat down a river is a timeless experience. Jenn Miller shares her love for river travel and suggests four of her favorites, along with the best ways to see them.

Schengen Visa: What you should know

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Jenn Miller inadvertently overstayed her Schengen Visa for three months. Whoops. There’s no excuse for not knowing (and playing) by the rules. Here’s what you need to know.

Travel Insurance: Do you need it?

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Is travel insurance necessary? What should you look for in a policy? Which companies offer it? Jenn Miller helps you think through the options and consider your needs.