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Travel Tips for Western Women in India

Travel Tips for Western Women in India

Being a woman is liberating. Traveling solo abroad is exhilarating. When blending the two together, traveling solo is a once in a life-time opportunity that changes lives and perceptions about the world. Lately, India has received a bad-rap about women who travel the country in pursuit for adventure and come [...]

10 Tips for the Best Euro Road Trip Ever

10 Tips for the Best Euro Road Trip Ever

Backpacking through Europe has become somewhat of a rite of passage in every traveler’s life. While most backpackers opt for a combination of train, bus or plane, an often overlooked option is the rental car. Consider the flexibility that a road trip offers versus other types of transportation: you can [...]

6 Alternatives to Hotels (That Aren’t Sleeping in your Car)

6 Alternatives to Hotels (That Aren’t Sleeping in your Car)

Let’s talk about money here for a minute, your hard earned cash that you’ve scrimped and saved for this vacation for what seems like EVER.  You finally get to go on your vacation and what’s one of the biggest expenses?  Oh right, a hotel.  And you know what’s unique about [...]

Tips for Duty-Free Shoppers

Tips for Duty-Free Shoppers

If you’ve visited an international airport terminal any time within the past 60 years, then chances are the duty-free shop has caught your eye. They’re hard to miss: prominent red signs, bright lighting, row after row of fancy liquor bottles and designer perfume. And usually, the lines are fairly long. [...]

Gratitude: The Remedy for All Traveling Ailments

Gratitude: The Remedy for All Traveling Ailments

You know when you get to that point when you’ve been traveling for months and you and everything you own is just simply filthy; when all you could possibly want is a warm shower and a laundry machine? Well, it turns out that this random town in this random country [...]

Break the Back-to-School Blues

Break the Back-to-School Blues

It’s that time of year again, when the days get shorter and the textbooks get more expensive; it’s back-to-school season. But don’t start tearing up just yet, going back to school means more opportunities to learn (both inside and outside the classroom), different adventures to pursue, and plenty of fun [...]

How to Make the Most Out of Your Road Trip

How to Make the Most Out of Your Road Trip

With the summer nearing to an end, there is still time to make the most out of this sunny season. Grab a few friends, point to the map, and follow these seven tips to get the biggest bang for your buck on your final summer road trip: Budget, Budget, Budget [...]

7 Strategies to Explore a New City

7 Strategies to Explore a New City

Traveling and exploring new cities around the world can be an incredible experience, but it can also be pricey and endlessly confusing.  It is easy to idealize that everything will simply connect when you step foot onto this new soil (pavement)…but it doesn’t always turn out that way.  However, with [...]

6 Tips for Better Organizing Your Travel Bag

6 Tips for Better Organizing Your Travel Bag

Whether you’re flying cross-country for a friend’s wedding or taking a plane to a foreign country for any unnamed adventure, you’ve got to pack your bags. Packing said bags can be a source of unnecessary stress if you’re disorganized or just clueless as to how you should pack for the [...]

4 Cold Water Surf Destinations You Never Considered

4 Cold Water Surf Destinations You Never Considered

Most people don’t want to wear booties on a surf trip. We go on surf trips to escape. A surf trip should be relaxing and warm, right? Maybe not. Anyone that has been to Bali or Costa Rica lately knows that crowds are growing and show no signs of stopping. [...]