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Winter Travel Packing Tips

What to pack for winter travel

I am constantly cold, unless I’m hot. Seriously: if it’s not between 74 and 80 degrees F, I’m either breaking out in goosebumps or dripping sweat, no exaggeration. The sweating thing I’m kinda okay with (hence living in Thailand for a year), but winter weather has some serious potential to make me miserable. Related: I’m Freezing …

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So You Want to Travel Abroad Long-term

Traveling with friends during working holiday visa

So you want to go abroad, but you aren’t sure how. In the past, I’ve had people come to me asking what their options are in terms of traveling abroad in a long-term way. I myself was one of those people a few years ago and my research on ways Americans can go abroad long-term …

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My Top 5 Favorite Places

I keep a list of the places I visit and I just recently started to put them in order of my favorite to least favorite. I say “places” instead of “countries” because sometimes I’ve only been to one city in a country and I don’t feel like it’s fair to judge a whole country based …

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FAQ: But How Do You Travel So Much??

People ask me this question a lot. Generally they mean, “how can you afford to travel so much?” But there is a fundamental reason why I can even begin to think about saving money to travel: I travel because I make it a priority. I travel because I want it badly enough. It’s that simple. …

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On Why You Should Travel. Or Not.

I’m not the type of person who *finally* quit her miserable 9-to-5 job in favor of life on the road. There are lots of those types of people who write travel blogs and, while I applaud the courage it must have taken them to make that leap, I’m pretty sick of reading about it. It’s …

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How to Travel Europe on a Budget

I was pretty proud of my budgeting tactics during my five-week stint in Europe. As we all know, I was supposed to be in India for five weeks and Europe for only ten days, but things changed and I found myself having to reassess my funds and spending habits. Europe is no India; it’s definitely …

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