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Five Tips to Buying Unique Souvenirs and Gifts

Finding unique souvenirs and gifts can be challenging, especially in more touristy places.  Having a little momento from each of your adventures makes the memories so much stronger.  Here are some tips I use to find great items! How to

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Why You Should Start Traveling Today

  Chances are if you’re reading this then you’re interested in traveling. And not traveling when you’re 70 and retired, but soon. How soon? When you’ve got enough vacation days saved up? When you can afford that ticket halfway around

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Day Trip Packing List

Day excursions, while short-lived, can be a refreshing break from everyday life so make sure you have everything you need on your day trip packing list.  Just the mental, and sometimes physical, distance from routine can make a day trip

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Is Travel During the Off Season Worth It?

We are in the prime time for summer vacations, but travel during the off season has its own benefits.  Lower costs of accommodations and attractions, lower travel expenses, and fewer tourists are all reasons why you might favor travel in

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Five Things To Do Before Studying Abroad

Studying abroad was a life changing experience for me.  My perspective on the world shifted, slowly over those months.  I returned to the U.S.A. with a different understanding of who I was and how I, and my home country, were

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Five Favorite Travel Apps

There are a multitude of travel services, sites, and apps out there.  In this post, I focus on apps which can be utilized best while you’re on the move.  Here are the five I find the most useful when traveling:

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How to Travel with Friends

Traveling with friends can be extremely fun! It can also be stressful, which causes tension. There’s no way to totally eliminate those stressful moments, but I do have a few tips to help lessen them. By following this guide, you

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What To Do When Your Trip Plans Change

Go with the flow!  Sometimes plans change unexpectedly.  Your tour gets cancelled, or the place you wanted to eat at is closed, or the weather isn’t right for a hike.  When this happens, you have two choices: have your day

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Five Ways to Share Your Trip More Productively

After you come back from traveling, everyone wants to hear about it and see the photos! Here are five ways you can share that information more efficiently, saving you time while staying connected. Decide the number of photos you’ll share

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Ten Things To Do Before Your Trip To Make It Easier

Trips, especially vacations, are better if filled with relaxation!  Here are ten things you can do before your travels to make them go more smoothy, and hopefully be more relaxing. Use Google Maps street view to see what your hotel/hostel

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