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The 5 Common Reasons for Travel Failure

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 03.20.2017 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

Travel is a life aspiration of so many people. They dream of happy and fulfilling experiences that create equally happy and fulfilling memories. And ...

3 Things I Re-Learned about the Resiliency of Nature from Backpacking in the Great Smoky Mountains

Rosaly Byrd | Posted 03.19.2017 | Green
Rosaly Byrd

The Great Smokies demonstrated something to me that I so easily forget when I dwell solely on human's degradation of the environment: nature is resilient, when given the chance

Top 5 Ways to Save Money When Travelling

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 03.19.2017 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

Saving money is just one aspect to your journey. For successful travel try to learn from those who are experienced. After all, they've made mistakes so you don't have to!

A Travel Itinerary in Five Easy Steps

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 03.16.2017 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

For anyone wanting to travel, creating an itinerary can be important, especially if you have limited time. Some people will say that it's impossible ...

5 Things You Can Do to Inspire Your Wanderlust

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 03.16.2017 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

So you've thought about traveling. You like the idea and it's something that you'll probably do "someday." It's all very vague isn't it? It sounds like you need some inspiration because there are seven days in the week and "someday" isn't one of them!

11 Reasons Why Virgin Coconut Oil Should be on Your Travel Packing Essentials List

Melissa Legarda | Posted 03.12.2017 | Travel
Melissa Legarda

Since discovering the natural miracle (repeat, miracle) that is raw organic virgin coconut oil, my life has changed for the better. I've thrown away m...

The Only Guide to Backpacking Southeast Asia You'll Ever Need

Courtney Lambert | Posted 02.22.2017 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

Planning a backpacking trip for the first time is an emotionally overwhelming experience. You're nervous, you're excited and you want to arm yourself with ample research and a fool-proof itinerary.

In Defense of 'Running Away From Your Problems'

Gennette Cordova | Posted 02.15.2017 | Women
Gennette Cordova

We're conditioned early on, especially as women, to value security above all else and cling on to it at all costs, and it takes an exceptional sort of fearlessness to tune out the expectations of the people in your life and risk your own security, in pursuit of genuine happiness.

Why You Should Quit Your Job and Travel the World

Jordan Dansky | Posted 01.07.2017 | Travel
Jordan Dansky

Okay so first things first -- this post isn't just for those itching to break out of the cubicle, grab their backpack, and spend all their savings on finding themselves. It's about honoring what's right for you and believing in your dreams and passions enough to take a huge chance on yourself.

This Is for Those Who Love to Travel

Candace Loy | Posted 12.24.2016 | Travel
Candace Loy

It can however still be a lot of fun, if you go in with a smile and wait your turn and choose to enjoy the fun and beauty there is.

So You Wish You Could Travel?

Marjorie Freimuth | Posted 12.16.2016 | Travel
Marjorie Freimuth

It irks me when people look at what I do as some great and mystical thing, when in reality, I just buy a plane ticket, pack a bag (that, more often than not, ends up being too full of clothes that I never wear), and work out the details on the way.

Teaching English Online: The Pros and Cons

Courtney Lambert | Posted 12.15.2016 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

I talk with housewives, engineers, doctors and students. I hear about their lives, traditions, customs and perspectives on issues such as sexism, marriage/divorce, family, travel and school.

Travel Sri Lanka: The Tale of Sigiriya Rock

Courtney Lambert | Posted 12.11.2016 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

Once upon a time, a powerful Sinhalese king felt a sudden pang of anxiety. He couldn't understand why, because he had everything any man could desire....

Your Backpacking Trip Should Be Spontaneous, Except For Hitting These 7 Spots

Thrillist | Posted 12.09.2016 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Barbara Woolsey Credit: Flickr/Giuseppe Milo Backpacking through Europe is about being impulsive, right? It's about train-hopping and wand...

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

The Outbound Collective | Posted 12.03.2016 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, redwood forests, pristine beaches, and out-of-this-world desert landscapes, there are more than enough reasons to pack your bags and head to the Golden State.

Traveling Is the Hardest Therapy I've Ever Had

Melissa Giroux | Posted 12.01.2016 | Travel
Melissa Giroux

Some of them are jealous. Others tell me I'm lucky. Optimists say that my life is a dream. Realists say that I should have different ambitions. I ...

5 Lessons I Learned By Traveling Solo

The Outbound Collective | Posted 12.01.2016 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

I took the leap two years ago. I decided that my white college apartment was getting too stuffy for the dreamer inside of me. I needed an adventure to challenge myself and find some direction.

5 Amazing Adventures For Your Southeast Asia Bucket List

The Outbound Collective | Posted 11.19.2016 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

Southeast Asia is an adventure traveler's dream destination. You can eat like a king for a few bucks, explore unbelievable landscapes, and see remnants of some of the planet's most ancient civilizations.

6 Life-Altering Things We Only Learn From Backpacking

Colleen Berge | Posted 11.20.2016 | Travel
Colleen Berge

Traveling takes us from the security of the known to the excitement of the unknown. Put into new situations, we can learn to see ourselves in a different light. Each trip we take has the potential to teach us and mold our characters and thoughts.

The Cheapo Alternatives To Buying Travel Gear When You're Dead Broke

Map Happy | Posted 11.11.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

Before I cared about $200 suitcases, I was mostly interested on traveling on what I could.. which was, well, nothing. Even the backpack I used was a c...

Why I Decided To Hike The Appalachian Trail At Age 55

Michelle Martin | Posted 11.14.2016 | Fifty
Michelle Martin

Like many women who watched the movie 'Wild,' I was inspired by Cheryl Strayed's courage and how she was able to turn her grief and desperation into triumph. And I wondered if I could do something similar.

5 Must-Do Hikes in The Hudson Valley

The Outbound Collective | Posted 11.13.2016 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

Photo: Shaun O'Neil Some fresh air, a flowing waterfall, vibrant fall foliage...it can do wonders for the soul. If you're a New Yorker in need of a...

5 Unbelievable Norway Adventures You Need To Experience

The Outbound Collective | Posted 11.11.2016 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

Photo: Ben Ashmole Norway is home to some of the most stunning landscapes on the planet with its massive fjords, fairytale-like villages, and snow-...

The Challenges of Climbing Mount Everest

Quora | Posted 11.09.2016 | Travel
Quora

While individual legs aren't all super complicated, the facts that you're operating on much less oxygen in your blood, way below freezing, with gear that weighs you down, in clothes that encumber you, and on little sleep after weeks of getting there, conspire to make an Everest summit super hard.

Turning 50 Can Be an Adventure

Michelle Renee | Posted 10.30.2016 | Travel
Michelle Renee

I turn 50 in four days. I remember being in my 30's thinking, wow, my 40's are going to be amazing. I find myself saying the exact same thing but with a different number just up ahead of me.