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8 Vaccines You Need Before Traveling

America is a pretty safe place when it comes to infectious diseases—things like polio and measles have been all but wiped out thanks to vaccines. Around the world is a different story. There are still diseases floating around you’d never dream of catching here in the States, so it’s important […]

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RFID and Why You Need to Be Aware Of It

RFID and Why You Need to Be Aware Of It

In the digital age we live in simply losing your wallet isn’t the only threat you have to worry about when traveling overseas. Now, potential crooks can use RFID technology to steal your credit card numbers, and therefore your money, without stealing anything off you at all. You need to […]

Europe’s 7 Most Hipster Neighborhoods

Europe’s 7 Most Hipster Neighborhoods

Do you want to visit the hipster hotspots in Europe? You know you’re in a hipster neighborhood when skinny jeans, man buns and vintage thrift stores overflow the streets. The hipster subculture exists in Europe and is growing in popularity. Enjoy an organic latte in Sweden and purchase a painting […]

What To Look For When Choosing A Travel Pack

What To Look For When Choosing A Travel Pack

A travel backpack is the single most important piece of equipment for the traveler who spends a lot of time on the road or trail. It carries all your gear, makes you look stylish and can even serve as an impromptu pillow or cuddle buddy (hey, won’t judge). Not all […]

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6 Things You Might Not Have Thought About for That Overseas Adventure

If you’re leaving the country—hooray! for you—there are a few things you might not have thought about for getting ready. Luckily for you, we did think of a few. Your Papers Please Sure everyone knows you need a passport to travel just about anywhere these days, but did you realize […]

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A Woman Backpacker’s Guide to Packing Light for Southeast Asia

Ladies, you’ve done it. You’ve booked your plane ticket to Southeast Asia…a most exciting and pivotal step in planning for your life-changing trip. Now, it’s time to buckle down and think about resources, gear and a backpack. Southeast Asia is filled with varying cultures, where conservative tradition is highly regarded […]

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7 Most Beautiful Castles in Portugal

Portugal is home to countless castles and fortresses, which are dispersed across the country. Today, the ruins and original structures of these castles welcome travelers to explore the non-seaside areas of Portugal. These top seven castles are the most beautiful and prominent structures in the country. Pena National Palace Located […]

6 of the World’s Strangest Hotels

6 of the World’s Strangest Hotels

Tired of the same old turn down service? Bored with big chains? Add some excitement to your next vacation by booking a room at one of these incredibly cool and totally unique hotels. Bed down in a Beagle, fall asleep under water, or see what it’s like to snooze in […]

7 of the Best Travel-Related TEDTalks

7 of the Best Travel-Related TEDTalks

Got a bad case of the travel bug? You’re not alone. The remedy just might be included in the list below. Set aside an afternoon to take in these seven incredibly inspiring TEDTalks, all centered around the magic of travel. Warning: side effects may include an even larger urge to […]