Two people living in a truck

Strategies for Living in a Truck as a Couple (with video)

In 2014 my wife and I lived in our Toyota Tacoma pickup to reduce costs on a five-month road trip across Canada. Yes, living...
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Portable Souvenir Ideas Every Backpacker Should Know

I've bought plenty of easy-to-carry souvenirs on my travels. I've made excellent choices and ridiculous mistakes. To give you some souvenir ideas and help...
Minnesota souvenirs all with 'U Betcha' on them

Don’t Suck. Know What Souvenirs to Buy

Souvenirs remind you of the places you've been, the people you've met, and experiences you've had. They also show people how cool you are...
Stack of photobooks: Las Vegas, Cuba, Galapagos, and Morocco

Your Memories Deserve Better: Make a Photobook

Why make a photobook of your vacation? One of these fates could befall the precious memories you captured in time forever: You get back from...
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Stop Being a Jerk: 5 Rules for Talking About Your Travel

If you love to travel (and if you're reading this you probably do) then you love to talk about your travel experiences. You have...
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Don’t Miss Out on Local Food When You Travel

So you've just bought your ticket, and already you're dreaming about your vacation. There's lots to look forward to: the climate, the people, the...
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Smart Things to Do at Work Before Vacation

You've started the countdown and soon you'll be free of impending deadlines, long hours at the office, and rapidly expanding to-do lists. But wait! Before...
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Before Taking a Road Trip with Elderly Parents

Road tripping with your parents as an adult is a chance to move past your parent / child relationship. And now that you have...
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Should I Learn a Language for Traveling? The Answer is in 5 Simple Questions

Whether going to Costa Rica for three weeks or France for three days, you need to consider learning the local language before traveling. I...
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Are You Better Off with a Package Tour or Independent Travel?

So, you've decided where you want to travel – now you have an important choice. You need to decide whether you're going to take...