Sometimes You Just Need to Go

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Last year I quit my job and left my life in Virginia behind to hit the road. I didn’t know what I was trying to achieve, I just knew that I needed to get out and get away–looking back, I was trying to escape from my life.

Travel in India: A Healing Journey

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When I left for a six-month trip to India, back in 2005, I was at the lowest point of my life. Frankly, I felt like I was throwing myself off a cliff. I don’t know exactly what I expected about India or the trip, but I don’t think I expected a magic carpet to appear.

You Never Know Unless You Go

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At 30-years-old, we may think we have it all figured out, but Nina Klemm went through a transformation that had her questioning what she was doing with her life. A year in Australia changed both her perspective and priorities.

Facing Death: Why One Man Travels to Embrace Life

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In November 2012, Tristan Cano was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Though the operation and radiation were successful, he was told that it would almost certainly come back. With a new outlook on life, Tristan decided to grab life by the horns and start living.

Travel Breeds Self-Confidence

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Yamuna Matheswaran finds that essential, elusive ingredient that she has been searching for, when she follows through on an impulsive decision to backpack through Spain.

How Volunteering Changed Me

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While many travelers to Thailand go to find beautiful beaches and energetic nightlife, Jessica Festa heads to the hills of Chiang Rai to save a village, and find herself.

Downsizing Your Life

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How many ‘things’ do you really need? Meet Jody Hanson, a freelance writer and and editor who can pack all her worldly possessions into one suitcase, a carry-on and a diaper bag.

The Aimless Twenty-Something Life: A Postgrad’s Tale of Travel & Taking Control

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Forget a career break — what if your career hasn’t even started? Michael Fraiman writes about the primal decision facing every aimless twentysomething graduate: jump-start your career or run away?

The 109th Country

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On a 2nd class train from Bulgaria to Serbia, William Blomstedt is surprised to meet a 82 year old man from Georgia, USA traveling by himself. Little did he realize that this encounter would change the course of his trip.

Moving to Canada

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Jennifer Hough and her partner traded in their jobs in Ireland and moved to Toronto, but not before spending two glorious months crossing the great continent. Be inspired by their journey.