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Ready or Not, Canada, Here We Come!

Canadian fans of Pacsafe, we’re headed your way! That’s right.  We’re responding to the call and now, Stephen and Sue Kay will be leading an initiative to get Pacsafe’s innovate products into Canada.  That means no more searching online for a US store; in a few months, you’ll be able [...]

5 Signs You’ve Been Traveling Too Long

5 Signs You’ve Been Traveling Too Long

[Kuzma]/[iStock]/Thinkstock You could end your backpacking trip for any number of reasons: a job, homesickness, losing one of your anti theft purses, regular sickness and school are just a few examples. In some cases, instead of you ending the trip, the trip ends you. It makes you mad, changes your [...]

Tips for Renting a Car Overseas

Tips for Renting a Car Overseas

[Ron Chapple Stock]/Ron Chapple Studios]/Thinkstock The first time I rented a car in another country was in Israel. A friend had convinced me that we should head out to the desert for the weekend and that since we were going to need a car to get there, I should be [...]

Ways to Work Abroad

Ways to Work Abroad

If there’s one thing better than traveling abroad, it’s living abroad. The thrill of living in a foreign country, getting paid and immersing yourself in a new culture is too attractive to simply ignore. But it’s hard enough getting a job at Radio Shack to even think about moving your [...]

Over the Baggage Allowance? Here’s What to Do

Over the Baggage Allowance? Here’s What to Do

[Fuse]/Thinkstock Flying from Geneva to London the woman behind the check-in counter tells me I’ve misinterpreted the luggage weight restrictions. You see when I added one anti theft messenger bag for 11 Euros it asked me if I wanted to add a second bag for the same price. Figuring checking [...]

How to Haggle Like a Local in the Middle East

How to Haggle Like a Local in the Middle East

[Zeynep Özyürek]/[iStock]/Thinkstock Haggling can be intimidating if you’re not used to it. Often Westerners just want to be told a price and then–depending on the price– either hand over their money or walk away. End of story. Haggling can seem tedious and many people approach it with a bit of [...]

Rig your Room to Fool Thieves

Rig your Room to Fool Thieves

[AmmentorpDK]/[iStock]/Thinkstock I once had a job teaching at an internationally travelling high school. Unlike most travel abroad programs, we spent the entire school year on the road.  The amount of valuables that we travelled with was mind boggling. Among us were six teachers and thirteen teenagers, and we all had [...]

Finding Cheap Train Tickets in Europe

Finding Cheap Train Tickets in Europe

[Juilien Trombini]/[Hemera]/Thinkstock I had no idea traveling by train would be so expensive. In fact, after digging through my wallet in my anti theft handbag I calculated that it would be cheaper for me to fly from Switzerland to Egypt or Morocco on a budget airlines than take a train [...]

Introduction to Couchsurfing

Introduction to Couchsurfing

Every year, anti theft travel bags in tote,hundreds of thousands of youth spread across Europe and beyond for the backpacking trip of a lifetime. Unfortunately, many will waste much of it getting funneled into tourist trampled dead zones; places that are so catered to the traveler that they may as [...]

How to Fly With Your Kayak

How to Fly With Your Kayak

The most difficult part of your international white water kayak adventure may be the very first step: flying with your boat. Some airlines allow kayaks, others charge money, others flat out deny you. In many cases, it simply depends on which ticket agent you talk to! Here are some tips [...]