Itineraries for Every Traveler

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Choosing an itinerary once you’ve decided to take a long-term trip is one of the hardest parts of planning such a trip. Vickie Lillo is here to offer 7 trip itineraries to help you out!

30 Hour Train Ride in China

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Join David Joshua Jennings in a Hard-Seat Train across Xinjiang, China for a average day in the life of a long-term traveler.

A Unique Transport Option for Long-Term Travelers

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Interested in going across the ocean but don’t want to fly? Andy and Becki Kremer find out first-hand what it’s like to cruise across the Atlantic, and if it’s a good option for the independent budget-traveler.

Maybe Organized Tours Aren’t So Bad After All?

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As an self proclaimed indie traveler, I should have an open mind about all types of travel, yet I’ve always been kinda snotty about organized tours. Then I met Laura, who got me to re-think my stance.

5 Trip Ideas To Inspire Your Planning

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You’ve decided to do it! You’re taking off on a RTW adventure. But the world is huge! How do you begin to decide where to go? Vickie Lillo is here to offer 5 ideas to plan your big trip around.

Letting Go of Fear

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Are you anxious about traveling long-term? Read on to discover ways to calm your fears and finally take the next step to make your travel dreams a reality.

The Long-Term Traveler’s Guide to Love on the Road

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Travel is not just about the places you see and the things you experience, but also the people you encounter along the way, and of these characters, none loom larger in memory as the lovers. For those new to long-term travel, and even for those who are no strangers to romance on the road, here is some advice to make the most of these peripatetic love affairs.

Travel Burnout as a Couple

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Traveling with a partner is great, but what happens when one of you is burned out and the other isn’t? Writer Aimee Cebulski looks at the issue of travel fatigue mis-match and how to deal with it.

The Importance of Optimism

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Jenn Miller points out that an optimistic attitude is not something you can order at REI along with your titanium spork and have delivered in a lightweight packing cube to fit nicely alongside your water filter and guidebook. A very few people come by it naturally but, for most of us, it’s an exercise in character development and intentionality. It’s a quality born of adversity and enough miles under our belts, literally and figuratively, to have some perspective on the journey. In short: you’ve got to live through some stuff before you believe you’re going to live through this too.

Meta Mindset of the Long-Term Traveler

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The list of the positive aspects of travel would is inexhaustible, but to only document the positive side of long-term travel would be to paint an incomplete picture of what it can do to your relationships, your body, and your mind.