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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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Making Lasting Memories of Travel Using Mindfulness

"Think about this moment. Exactly how this feels right now." My friend and I were sitting on lounge chairs on the roof of the...
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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...

Authentic Luxury Travel: it’s about your attitude (NOT your bank account)

Luxury vs backpacker, cruise vs trekking, resort vs homestay… Which type of travel gives travelers the most meaningful, authentic experience? The answer is: it doesn't...
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Food and Travel: Connect the World to Your Stomach

The rise of foodie culture hasn't just opened more farm-to-table restaurants or craft beer houses. Foodies are increasingly fulfilling their passion for all things...
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How These 4 Mistakes Taught Me to Fully Embrace Travel

My travel style has changed since I took my first big trip, but I still love it: venturing out in the unknown, discovering new...
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How to Prepare at Work Before Vacation (Presentation)

You're itching to leave the office, but before you go you need to prepare at work before vacation. These 5 steps are simple, and...
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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...
Expand Your Travel Style

7 Ways to Expand Your Travel Style

As a flashpacker I enjoy a fusion of cheap travel and occasional comfort. Flashpacking's my preferred travel style but there are other ways to...
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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...