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New Gear Essentials for the Frequent Traveler

This is a guest post by Lenore Greiner, who’s joined us as a columnist for WildJunket Magazine’s Travel Gear section. Whether traipsing about Asia or circumnavigating the globe, there’s nothing worse than filling your backpack to the brim while second-guessing about what you will need on the road.  Forget about the most common, unforeseen mishaps [...]

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Interview with a Travel Writer: William Gray

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Welcome to the Travel Writing Corner! Each month, I publish interviews with accomplished travel writers and share their travel writing tips here. This is the last installment of the series, and I’m absolutely stoked to feature the well-known writer, William Gray. Having been voted 4th in the Press Gazette’s Top 50 Travel Journalists 2010, William [...]

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8 Tips for a Successful Career Break

// Last week, the career break movement Meet Plan Go! took place in 17 cities around North America and as you would have imagined, plenty of people showed up. Aimed to encourage and teach others how to travel the world and make it beneficial to your career, the movement obviously struck a chord among us [...]

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Interview with Travel Writer: Annie Bennett

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Welcome to the Travel Writing Corner! Each month, I publish interviews with accomplished travel writers and share their travel writing tips here. We’re coming to an end of this series, so I’m really excited to finally get the chance to feature the talented Annie Bennett, winner of the Spain Travel Writer of the Year. We [...]

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Travel Writing Corner: Interview with Lola Akinmade

Welcome to the Travel Writing Corner! This week, I’m featuring one of my favorite writers in the industry, Lola Akinmade. The Nigerian-born and Swedish-based writer is an excellent photographer as well, having had her work published in National Geographic Traveler, BBC, San Francisco Chronicle, Forbes Traveler, Sherman’s Travel, Fodors.com, ISLANDS Magazine and Guardian UK’s Been [...]

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Travel Writing Corner: Interview with Abigail King

Welcome to the Travel Writing Corner! Every other week, I’ll be presenting interviews with accomplished travel writers and sharing travel writing tips here. Pardon me for not updating last week, I had no internet access in Madagascar! I’m back this week to share more tips from my good friend and talented writer, Abigail King. As an [...]

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Long-term Travel: What to Pack and What to Leave Behind

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// This is a guest post by David Preston. Packing for a trip away is rarely straightforward, particularly if you’re going to be traveling for months or possibly years on end. Deciding what items to take with you and what to leave behind, therefore, is essential. You want to travel light to make it as [...]

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How to Deal with Setbacks on the Road

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// All travelers know that a trip with no hitches or glitches whatsoever is a rare delight. Experience teaches us all that the hurdles we’ll probably have to overcome as we pursue our passion for travel will, on occasion, trip us up and set us back for a while. But we needn’t let the potential [...]

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10 Tips to Bargaining Your Way Across the Globe

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While traveling in various corners of the world, you’ll often find yourself in situations where bargaining skills come in handy. Whether you are picking out straw hats in Saigon’s Ben thanh Market, or Arabic water pipes in the Moroccan souk of Djemma Al-Fna , the art of bargaining requires some tricky skills and a certain [...]

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Brand New Life, Brand New Look

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As I embark on a new chapter in life, I’m making it a point to work on several personal projects that are close to my heart. I’ve been wanting to redo this blog for awhile now and finally after a few months of hard work, I’m ready to introduce the brand new WildJunket to the [...]

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The Best of Travel Bloggers Unite Conference

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What happens when you put a hundred travel bloggers in one conference? It turns into a mega social gathering with lots of interesting ideas exchanged and new friendships forged. I’ve just returned from the Travel Bloggers Unite Conference (TBU) after a weekend of mingling with travel bloggers and learning …

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How to Work in the Travel Industry

// Bitten by the travel bug and want to make travel your lifestyle? Or are you fresh out of college, ready to explore the world one inch at a time? Whether your dream is to travel for a living or simply build a new life abroad, you can work at making the dream come true.  [...]

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What to Pack for a Backpacking Trip

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// This week’s guest post by David Collins is an extremely useful packing list essential for those who are setting off on a backpacking trip. Whether you are traveling for a month or a year, knowing how to pack light is part of the trick to fully enjoying the journey. So you’ve planned out your [...]

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8 Things I’ve Learnt While Living Abroad

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// In the past 5 years, I’ve lived in various countries – from sun-kissed Miami to the cold winters of London and the tapas capital of Madrid, back in my hometown Singapore and now in Granada, Spain. Living abroad has never been easy; in fact it’s quite an emotional ride and a continuously steep learning [...]

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6 Ideal Driving Tour Destinations

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// Imagine cruising along the coastal highway and getting to your destination just in time for sunset – driving tours often give travelers the kind of freedom and flexibility that you can’t get while backpacking. They allow you to explore at your own leisurely pace, in the comfort of your own vehicle. There are plenty [...]

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