Is Hitchhiking Unethical?

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Hitchhiking is thought of as a rite of passage, but are you taking advantage of the kindness of locals, or are you finding ways to give back?

Travel Hacking for Dummies

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Many travellers become fanatical about travel hacking, but let’s face it, not everyone has a credit card. So, does this mean that travel hacking is only for those of a certain class? In a word, no!

7 Common Travel Disasters: How to Avoid Them and What to Do if One Happens to You

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Not all travel goes as planned. You never know what type of disaster can pop up while you’re on the road. Adam Seper is here to give you advice on how to avoid travel disasters and deal with them if they do happen.

How to Choose a Voluntourism Experience

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The voluntourism industry has been getting a lot of negative press, but Pamela disagrees with the notion that it’s damaging and explains how you can make a positive impact.

Reinventing Your Life with Travel

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I think it’s safe to say that the majority of folks hit the wall at some point, look up from their carefully crafted norm and think, “How in the hell did I get here, and what am I doing, anyway?” And the most frustrating part of all is that everyone around us seems to accept this soul-sucking realization as par for the course and they just keep plodding. Is this life? Is this all there is? Is this what it means to be an adult and a responsible member of society? I would submit that the answer is, “Yes,” to the vast majority, but a wild and resounding, “HELL NO!” to a growing minority to whom passion means more than security. Are you looking to make that left turn and really live the second half of your life? Rafat, my friend, this one is for you.

10 Important Life Lessons You Learn From Living Abroad

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Pulling up stakes and moving across borders can be exciting, embarrassing and unexpectedly educational. Whitney Cox writes about ten lessons learned from life in a new country.

Finding Pleasure in Simple Moments

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It’s entirely possible to take a year and travel the globe and completely miss the point. I know people who have. You probably do, too. The Indie Travel Manifesto encourages us to find pleasure in simple moments. This seems a good goal, to me, regardless of whether you travel back and forth to your village to buy milk and a baguette or whether you get your “big trip” off the ground this year. Let’s take the time to cultivate pleasure in simple moments, at home and abroad.

An India Survival Guide for Female Travelers

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India can show you its best and worst sides in the same breath. From stunning scenery to smelly streets, it’s not difficult to form a love/hate relationship with this amazing country. And things can be even more challenging and rewarding for solo female travelers. If you’re planning to visit, Jo Fitzsimons provides a Girl’s Guide to India.

10 Unfortunate Byproducts of Long-Term Travel

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There are people who make the assumption that long-term travel is like being on vacation forever: waking up late, other people doing your laundry, drinks delivered poolside, cheap massages and a general disregard for the temporal realities. Nothing could be further from the truth. Jenn Miller points out ten unfortunate side effects of long-term travel that are impossible to avoid.

Why Recent College Grads Should Take Time to Travel

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Just graduated college or graduating soon? Frustrated about job prospects? Isabel Eva Bohrer shares tips on a travel option that you may not have thought of. A RTW trip could enhance your resume and make you stand out to prospective employers.