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How to Find Adventure in Your Own Backyard

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Do you ever feel that urge to jump on a plane and go? Here are some ways to find adventure in your own backyard. As a professional traveler, one of the questions I get asked most often is, “What do you do when you’re not traveling?” The simple answer to that? I never stop traveling […]

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How to Travel More and Work from Anywhere

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Eight years ago, I was working in a bank. It was soul-crushing and suffocating. I hated my job and all I wanted to do was travel and work in something that I love. Fast forward to today, I get paid to travel to far-flung places like Antarctica and Zimbabwe, and I live the lifestyle I’ve […]

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11 Ways to Travel More Without Quitting Your Job

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Ways to Travel More Without Quitting Your Job While the idea of quitting your job to travel the world sounds romantic, it’s definitely not for everyone. And it doesn’t need to be. Before becoming a travel writer, I had a regular job like everyone else but I still managed to travel at least five times a […]

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Why You Should Hire Local Guides When Traveling

As an independent traveler, I like to experience each place on my own, in the most personalized and unique way. By traveling independently, I avoid hordes of tourists, whistle-stop sightseeing, and generic itineraries. This is easy when traveling to countries with a well-traveled tourist trail, but I love to get off the beaten track and have […]

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How to Stay Energized and Happy While Traveling

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How to Stay Happy While Traveling For people who are on the road as much as I am, keeping energized and staying happy while traveling can be quite a challenge. Intense customs screening processes, jetlag, changes in climate etc. all add up to the stress of frequent travel. Sometimes traveling so frequently takes a toll on […]

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How To Sleep Better on Planes

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How to Sleep Better on Planes With the holiday season now in full swing, I’m sure many of you are gearing up for your winter trip or the annual Christmas reunion with your family (I know we are!). We know how important it is to get a good night’s rest on the flight so you’re all […]

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How to Speed Through Airport Security this Holiday Season

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How to Speed Through Airport Security With the holiday season coming up, airports will be getting busier than ever, and flying is about to get more annoying than it already is. Holiday travel this year will probably be even more challenging with extra airport security worldwide after the recent Paris terrorist attacks and the Russian plane crash […]

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Travel Setbacks: What to Do When Something Goes Wrong

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Dealing with Travel Setbacks After 12 years of traveling 90+ countries across all seven continents, I’ve picked up a trick or two when it comes to world travel and the travel setbacks that can come along. But it didn’t come easy. I’ve had to learn the ropes of traveling through these unfortunate travel mishaps. I’ve missed […]

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How to Survive Baby’s First Flight


We’ve just returned from Baby Kaleya’s first first international trip, and I’m proud to report that Kaleya was a great flyer. Save for one scream fest on our flight back from the Maldives, she slept through most of the flights and charmed everyone with her smile and cuteness. In fact, she flew so well that […]

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How to Find Travel Insurance that Suits You

How to find travel insurance that suits you

any travelers dismiss travel insurance as an unnecessary expense and waste of money. They couldn’t be more wrong. Insurance is not a luxury item, it is essential even for a one-week trip and especially so for active travelers who engage in extreme sports or visit unusual destinations. The process of finding the right policy may […]

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10 Best Travel Apps to Download for Your Next Trip

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s travelers, it’s important to keep track of everything that goes on when we plan our trips: from the moment the idea to board a plane sparks to the minute we touch down, we want everything to run smoothly. Whether it does run smoothly is another story entirely, but because technology almost always seems to […]

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10 Air Travel Hacks to Make Your Next Flight Better

Travel hacks to make your next flight better

You know what my least favorite part of traveling is? Flying. It’s no secret that I hate flying. These days, flying has has become more of a nuisance than a luxury. As airlines continue to cut cost, the quality of in-flight service and comfort level are deteriorating. While it’s easy to find cheap flights these […]

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Traveling with Baby — My Packing List and Tips

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Let’s face it — Traveling with a baby isn’t easy, but as long as you plan ahead and make some adjustments, traveling with your baby can lead to wonderful experiences. Our five-month-old baby has already been on several road trips around Spain, and we’re now in Singapore on her first trip abroad. She seems to […]

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How to Find the Cheapest Flight to Anywhere in the World


How to Find the Cheapest Flight As I’ve often preached, travel doesn’t need to be expensive. Most of the time, airfare is the biggest expenditure on your trip and it takes up a chunk of our hard-earned savings. The best way to reduce this expenditure is to find the cheapest flight possible. After spending the […]

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