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Thai-me to Tell a Story

Sanjna Verma | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Sanjna Verma

Covering the ecological and economic opportunities in Thailand led a film team to discover challenges in filming a nation rebranding itself.

Exploring The Grand Canyon, Inside And Out

Stefanie Payne | Posted 06.20.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

There will never be a photograph captured of the Grand Canyon that can adequately describe its depth, breadth, and true beauty. Its canyon walls have stories that we will never hear and beholds a history that our eyes will never see.

A New Yorker In Goa

Todd Greenwood | Posted 06.17.2016 | Travel
Todd Greenwood

Goa: it is more than a convenient crossword puzzle answer. Tucked into the West Coast of the Indian subcontinent, the tiny state is a former outpost of those seafaring people - the Portuguese. It was once known as the "Rome of the East" (Rome, minus pasta and Popes).

Living Your Travel Dreams Without Excuses

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 06.13.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

Life is short and the world is wide. There is a virtually endless choice of travel destinations and in one lifetime we'll never reach them all. But ...

5 Things to Avoid Being One of THOSE Travellers

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 06.08.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

If you've travelled enough, chances are that you've encountered at least one of them: the traveller that leaves you embarrassed to be a traveller. An...

Laugh at Pre-Travel Stress With This Simple Plan

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 06.07.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

I can still clearly remember the night before my first overseas trip. I was rushing around but didn't seem to be making progress. I glanced at the c...

Travel Is Ugly

Maika Koehl | Posted 06.03.2016 | Travel
Maika Koehl

These past few weeks, I had the privilege of exploring South America's west coast - from Lima's culinary masterpieces all the way down to the sublime ...

Just Phuket

David Anthony | Posted 06.03.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

It all happened by chance that I got to spend the week in a beach resort town called Patong on the island of Phuket located in Thailand. I was attempt...

5 Things Smart Travelers Do Differently

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 06.02.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

As you read this, there are thousands or travelers making their way through various parts of the world. While some are getting by or struggling, others are traveling well. What is it that sets these people apart? What are they doing that is making their trip a happy and successful one?

My Life Is a Mess (A Millennials Tale)

David Anthony | Posted 05.26.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

Contrary to the title of this blog post, it's not the type of mess that one would perceive it to be. For the most part, it's actually pretty consistent in the fact that it is constantly inconsistent, it is organized in the way your utility drawer at home probably is.

36 Hours in Edinburgh Scotland

David Anthony | Posted 05.24.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

Planning to travel around or backpack throughout Europe? Edinburgh, Scotland should definitely be a stop along your route, and here is what you can ex...

The Lies I've Been Told When Travelling

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 05.20.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

Are you familiar with these characters? They are the ones that lurk around bus and train stations waiting to pounce on anyone who looks remotely like a tourist needing a place to stay or a guided tour somewhere.

12 Summer Travel Tips, According To A Flight Attendant

David Anthony | Posted 05.13.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

Here are twelve easy tips for making your journey more smooth and memorable, saving you some precious holiday time that you can use on your travels!

The Simplest Way to Create a Travel Budget

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 05.11.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

When you go travelling, how much money will you need? This question is a bit like asking how long a piece of string is because there are so many fact...

6 Essential Weather Report Details Every Camper and Backpacker Should Know Before Heading Into the Elements

Hartley | Posted 05.11.2016 | Green
Hartley

You probably already know how to read temperature and precipitation forecasts. Those are the ones you check every morning to decide which jacket to grab as you're heading out the door.

What I'd do Differently as a New Traveller

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

Hindsight is a wonderful thing isn't it? Everything is so abundantly clear and simple when you have the opportunity to reflect on something with the ...

6 Quiet Southeast Asia Beach Towns Where You Can Escape From Tourism

Courtney Lambert | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

It starts with your screensaver at the office. If it's not a picture of your family, lover, cat or a bikini-clad female, it's most likely a picture of...

What Every Traveler Should Know About Returning Home

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 05.04.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

Experience does help prepare for dealing with culture shock and a traveler on an extended trip through multiple countries is generally able to handle it well. What comes as a surprise however, is a feeling of discomfort returning to familiar environment of home. This situation is referred to as reverse culture shock.

How My Wife And I Quit Our Jobs And Traveled For Two Years

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.02.2016 | Travel
GOBankingRates

By Terence Loose, Contributor Years ago, on a Sunday afternoon, I sat across from my wife Gayl in a taco stand and told her that I thought we shoul...

The Real Reason I Travel Alone

David Anthony | Posted 05.02.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

Often times, I tell my friends and family back at home that I am venturing off to Vietnam & Cambodia for a few days, or I am going to try backpacking ...

How to Spend a Weekend in Chiang Rai

Courtney Lambert | Posted 04.28.2016 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

Chiang Rai is often compared to what Chiang Mai was like years ago before tourism boomed and saturated the local community.

How to Optimise Your Travel Time

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 04.29.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

Travellers explore the world in different ways and according to different circumstances. There is no right or wrong but if your travel is limited by ...

Tips For Renting a Motorbike (Thailand)

David Anthony | Posted 04.28.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

Thinking about renting a motorbike on your next holiday in Thailand? Here are a few tips to help you understand and expect how the process will go. F...

Budget Travel: How Old is Too Old?

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 04.27.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

The question of whether someone is too old to go backpacking is often asked in travel forums and it always promotes some interesting discussion. Everyone has their own opinion but all too often it is influenced by what society dictates that we "should" be doing at certain ages.

Taking A Gap Year To Travel Mid-Career

Annelise McBride | Posted 04.23.2016 | Travel
Annelise McBride

We are five months into being jobless, five months into leaving our surfboards and apartment behind in New York City, and five months into backpacking around the world. I figured soon after setting out that I would feel irresponsible for ending a consistent job or stressed about what's next. But that hasn't been the case.