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Guest Post: Toby Osbourn

Hi there, my name is Toby and I am a developer from Belfast. Recently I decided to ask Heather if she would be so kind to give me space on her site. Recently I flew to Japan for my honeymoon

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Santa Cruz, California: An Insider’s Guide

Santa Cruz, CA

As someone who lived in Santa Cruz for over four years, I feel as though I discovered much of what it has to offer and found many places outside the normal “tourist” agenda.  Here is the insider’s guide to visiting

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How to Stay Connected to Home While Away

Home sickness is one of the most common perils of being away for extended periods of time, but by following these simple tips you can keep that connection strong. Keeping in touch while traveling can be very difficult while far

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3 Simple Steps to Master Minimalist Packing

As cliched as it sounds, the saying “Less is more,” really fits into the practice of minimalist packing.  Being able to utilize your tools of travel in the best possible way will reduce how much you bring with you and

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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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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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How to Pack the Essentials for a Weekend Trip

Previously I covered how to pack efficiently.  Now, here’s how to pack for a weekend trip! With a busy schedule, it can be difficult to travel for long periods of time.  But sometimes a weekend trip can be just as

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How to Pack Efficiently for a Trip

Whether you’re going on a weekend trip or living abroad for six months, there are some basic tips for packing in the most efficient way possible.  #1 Tip: Saving space is the name of the game! Here are the ones

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How to Travel Alone Successfully

I firmly believe you should never be deterred from traveling just because no one you know can go with you.  So here are my tips for traveling alone, or How I Ended Up in Lisbon. When I lived in Rome,

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