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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 [...]

The Skinny on Vaccines: Everything You Need to Know

The Skinny on Vaccines: Everything You Need to Know

[Jeffrey Hamilton]/[Digital Vision]/Thinkstock I’m leaving for Uganda in less than two weeks, which can only mean one thing. It’s vaccine time. I hate vaccines because I hate getting shots. I know, I know. It doesn’t hurt and it’s good for me and blah blah blah. But if you can look [...]

Five Questions to Ask Before Booking a Hostel

Five Questions to Ask Before Booking a Hostel

[Katherine Wells]/[iStock]/Thinkstock After an all-night bus ride from Heidelberg and a day of trying desperately to keep our eyes open while touring the museums and parks of Hamburg, my friend and I stumbled over the threshold of our hostel. The floors were sticky as we trudged up the stairs to [...]

Long Plane Ride Ahead? Here’s What to Wear

Long Plane Ride Ahead? Here’s What to Wear

[Digital Vision.]/[Photodisc]/Thinkstock Sitting on a plane for 10 hours in skinny jeans, high heels, and an anti theft handbag with my hair perfectly styled sounds like a horrendously uncomfortable experience. On the other hand, it’s hard to get away with wearing a bathrobe in public. Finding the perfect ensemble for a [...]

How to Get Through Airport Security Quickly

How to Get Through Airport Security Quickly

[Rrrainbow]/[iStock]/Thinkstock The only thing worse than having to strip down in the airport is having to do it knowing there is a line of people waiting behind you heaving impatient sighs and wondering why it’s taking you so long to get your Anti theft handbag and your laptop out of [...]