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My Best and Worst Couchsurfing Experiences

My Best and Worst Couchsurfing Experiences

By now, most people have heard of Couch Surfing. Even though there are over 9 million people across 120,000 cities worldwide involved with www.couchsurfing.org, not everyone knows exactly what couch surfing is. Read Couch Surfing 101 to learn how couchsurfing.org is transforming the way we look at travel. Worst Experience I [...]

Couchsurfing 101

Couchsurfing 101

Couchsurfing is no longer a term to describe sleeping on your cousin’s couch until you find a job. Today, it’s a travel genre. Move over cruise-goers, tent-campers, and all-inclusive resorters, because the 9 million Couchsurfers (CSers) need some room. You will find them in over 120,000 cities across the globe. [...]

Mexico: Is It Safe?

Mexico: Is It Safe?

The U.S. State Department has issued travel warnings that warn U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling in Mexico due to threats posed by Transnational Criminal Organizations, (TCOs). These warnings apply only in specific regions and while they should not be ignored, they shouldn’t keep you from taking that vacation [...]

Water Photography Tips from Ben Hicks

Water Photography Tips from Ben Hicks

Shooting in and around the water is my all time favorite thing to do! I have been very fortunate to travel the world and do it for a living. Water gives off so many moods, from interesting reflections to beautiful nature scenes. Gear From $100 to $10,000. That’s pretty much [...]

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What to Know Before you Work Abroad

Do you desire to work abroad? If so, there are some pertinent details to make sure they are intact before applying and sailing away to your new lifestyle. Every country and destination has different rules and regulations as well as desired skillsets. Before you pack your bags and put in [...]

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Why You Get Such Screaming Deals This Time of Year in Mexico and the Caribbean

Summertime is the best time of year, price-wise for trips to the beach. This is their slow season and prices drop accordingly. There are many reasons for the drop in visitors this time of year and here are just a few of them. The Season This is the season for [...]

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8 Things You’ll Learn if You Study Abroad

Studying abroad is one of those once in a lifetime opportunities that not all college students experience. Studying abroad broadens one’s horizons at a young age not only to learn about various cultural differences and norms, but instills confidence when moving forward with life goals and dreams. For those who [...]

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7 Tips on When to Take That Vacation

Anytime is a good time for a vacation—one sounds good right about now—but some months, or days even, are better than others. Price, weather and crowds come into the equation when deciding when to go. Here are a few tips we hope will help. Pick the Right Days When flying [...]

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7 Tips for Overcoming Flying Anxiety

You’ve heard it a million times: flying is safer than driving—it’s the safest mode of transportation. But still, the sounds of the airplane taking off or the unsettling feeling of turbulence are enough to make you feel painfully panicked. You love the idea of traveling, but the thought of the [...]

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6 Tips for Affordable Cruises

Sailing the seven seas sometimes comes with a hefty price tag. In fact, some cruises can cost up to a half-year’s salary, thanks to new ships, technology and recreational activities. But not all cruises are expensive especially when incorporating budget-friendly strategies. When needing to keep your checkbook in mind, be [...]