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How to Add Pages to Your Passport

How to Add Pages to Your Passport

[gawriloff]/[iStock]/Thinkstock You don’t want to get to the Laos/Thai border only to find that your passport lacks the requisite number of pages for a re-entry visa. What happens is your friends go on ahead of you to have a fine time on some white sand beach while you wander around [...]

5 Tips For A Romantic Getaway In China

5 Tips For A Romantic Getaway In China

[Tao55]/[iStock]/Thinkstock They say in China “where’s there love, there is a way.” What better way to spend a romantic outing than in some of the more beautiful places in that country? There are a number of things to keep in mind while traveling in China, the first being that China [...]

Learning Spanish In Latin America

Learning Spanish In Latin America

[Anson_iStock]/[iStock]/Thinkstock  I once accidentally told an elderly Peruvian gentlemen that his llama, despite being unusually short, was astonishingly sexy – an error that prompted quite a bit of confusion and resulted in my rather immediate departure. That was before I took Spanish lessons. I’d intended to mention the animal’s impressive [...]

How to Survive an Overnight Bus Trip

How to Survive an Overnight Bus Trip

 [Fuse]/Thinkstock You’re one hour into the journey and the group in the back is screaming and giggling and tossing back shots of cobra whiskey and trying not to hurl. You look out the window and see that you’re at the cliff’s edge, a monstrous drop that if taken would certainly [...]

What Does Your Flying Personality Say About You?

What Does Your Flying Personality Say About You?

[Pablo Demetrio Scapinachis Armstrong]/[iStock]/Thinkstock They say the best way to get to know somebody is to travel with them, and nowhere is this more obvious than when confined with someone thousands of feet above ground. What does your flying personality say about you? Read on to find out. Pilot’s Pet [...]

Road Trips Worth Replicating

Road Trips Worth Replicating

[Fuse]/Thinkstock For many travelers, it all starts with a road trip. It probably started in high school, piling into whatever beat-up piece of crap you and your friends managed to buy, pooling funds from your various customer service jobs. Those first experiences inspired the traveler in you and now you’re [...]

Playlist for the heartbroken/heartbreaking traveler

Playlist for the heartbroken/heartbreaking traveler

[blyjack]/[iStock]/Thinkstock  1. The Complete Soundtrack to Into the Wild The best remedy for a broken heart is to get a change of scenery. Eddie Vedder’s soul-straining voice cracking over austere lyrics is just the anthem for when you’re freshly love lost and headed for the train station. “Have no fear, [...]

Beverage Meccas of the World

Beverage Meccas of the World

[MarkWagonerProductions]/[iStock]/Thinkstock One of the great joys of traveling is exploring the foods of a foreign place. What does a bowl of pasta taste like in Italy? How much better are tacos in Mexico? But just as important as the food is the drinks that you wash it down with. Experience [...]

5 Bizarre Festivals That Should Top Your Bucket List

5 Bizarre Festivals That Should Top Your Bucket List

[mark higgins]/[iStock]/Thinkstock   Nothing says spiritual purity like wrapping barbed wire around your body and then jogging in procession through five miles of firecrackers and smoke bombs. Indeed. After all, that’s what the holidays are all about. A time for expressing thanks, giving in to selfless devotion, throwing goats off [...]

Secret Storage

Secret Storage

The fact that theft is a concern for travelers and backpackers is an unfortunate reality, but one that deserves your consideration. In some travel situations, carrying a wallet just means that your cash/credit cards/passport are readily accessible.  In these situations, carry your most important documents in secret pouches or an [...]