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Traveling Abroad

Instead of Going to India, Why Not Sri Lanka?

Findery | Posted 03.19.2015 | Travel

Sri Lanka is feast for all senses, whether it comes to nature, architecture, culture, historic sites, culinary experiences, or design.

How This Budget-Minded Couple Traveled The World In Retirement

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.13.2015 | Fifty

When it came time for Debbie and Michael Campbell to decide how to spend their golden years, the couple was stumped. They knew they wanted "another ad...

U.S. State Department Issues Safety Warning For Americans Traveling Abroad

AP | Posted 12.22.2014 | Travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is warning Americans traveling abroad to be extra cautious over the holidays. In a worldwide travel alert is...

What To Do If You're Thinking About Volunteering Abroad

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.10.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Before you decide to travel abroad to volunteer, there are some things you should think about to make the trip as meaningful as possible. Haley No...

How to Find the Courage to Travel With Kids

Cliff Hsia | Posted 11.10.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

We've done this in cities and countries all over the world. One week in Cabo, two weeks in Lima, four weeks in Nicaragua and five weeks in Buenos Aires. We've done it. And our kids are growing up to be better citizens of the world because we continue to do it.

Travel Lessons: Time Is the Only Currency

Cliff Hsia | Posted 11.04.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Travel teaches you that time is really the only valuable currency in life. We all start out with the same bank account with a deposit of about 30,000 days in our lives (approximately 82 years).

Looking Out the Window

Connor Belson | Posted 11.02.2014 | College
Connor Belson

Through all of the incredible ups and downs that comprise the busy lives we lead, take the time to look out the window. Remember the things that made you happy or sad, the things that moved you.

Free Wi-Fi Is More Dangerous Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 08.08.2014 | Travel

They're those two magic words every traveler wants to hear or see: "Free Wi-Fi." What other sort of incentive inspires travelers to actively seek o...

4 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer Abroad at 40

Yelena Parker | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Yelena Parker

Big dates make us pause, review where our lives have taken us, reevaluate our priorities and set new goals. For those who do not have children, a change of scenery to clear your head and make a difference for communities in need can help.

The Envelope, Please! Announcing The First Annual 'Blurbie' Awards for Truly Ridiculous PR

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.05.2014 | Media
Peter Mandel

As a travel writer whose inbox is always jam-packed with profound and deeply moving press releases, it started me thinking. Wasn't it high time that the finest of these works earned the recognition they deserve?

Get Up and Go!

Michael Benson | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
Michael Benson

Having just returned from China -- my third trip there in as many years -- I came away even more impressed by the invaluable lessons one can learn by merely getting out and seeing the world.

Minding Your Ps And Qs | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel

With National Etiquette Week just around the corner (May 12-16), now seems like a good time to take a cue from past news stories and look at the dos and don'ts of how to behave when traveling abroad.

4 Secret Spots Where You Can Enjoy Italy Like An Italian

Lisa Condie | Posted 07.06.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Let me say first and foremost, I love Rome! Rome excites me, enthralls and educates me. However, Rome can exhaust me. Rome is expensive, and in the throes of summer heat and throngs of tourists, it does not make me a happy traveler...To see or not to see Rome, that is the question.

The Truth About Travelers

Stephanie Dandan | Posted 02.12.2014 | Hawaii
Stephanie Dandan

We travel at the cost of sacrifices. We're happy living with just barely enough as long as we're on the road. This means that we have given up plenty of comforts for the sake of travel. We would rather choose a dorm bed in a cheap hostel, a couch, a hammock, a tent, or concrete floor.

10 Things I Learned From Studying Abroad

Tara Subramaniam | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Tara Subramaniam

Don't forget that a large aspect of study abroad is the scholastic component. Work hard -- play hard applies especially well.

6 Solid Ways to Ward off Creepers While Traveling

Kelly Lewis | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Kelly Lewis

Did any of these experiences ruin my time abroad? No, but I could've certainly done without them.

9 Rules For Westerners Visiting Japan

Scott Norvell | Posted 06.19.2013 | Travel
Scott Norvell

In many ways -- to Western eyes anyway -- Japan is as baffling as Bill Murray's facial expressions made it seem in Sofia Coppola's brilliant 2003 Osca...

Oh, Beautiful American Girl!

Sanah Imran | Posted 04.30.2013 | Teen
Sanah Imran

To Yuen Yuen, the 11-year-old Chinese girl who hosted me, I am a beautiful American girl, a concept that she probably picked up from Katy Perry or Teen Vogue. If she wants the California of sun-kissed skin and Daisy Dukes, I'll give it to her.

How This Became My Home

Rain Embuscado | Posted 04.18.2013 | HuffPost Home
Rain Embuscado

Who said you had to leave home to travel?

Ann Brenoff

What Should You Never Bring With You On Vacation? | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.19.2012 | Fifty

After college, I spent a year backpacking through Europe. I started out with a 40-pound brick on my back and came home with just a 14-pound case of th...

10 Things To Keep In Mind When Studying Abroad

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.07.2012 | College

Whether you’re embarking on a two week adventure to Central America for a community service trip or moving to Paris for a year to study abroad, trav...

You Might Not Want To Go Here For Spring Break

AP | Posted 03.07.2012 | College

AUSTIN, Texas -- A law enforcement agency in Texas has raised safety concerns and advised students on spring break to avoid Mexico. The Department of...

10 Most Common Travel Scams

Lonely Planet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

While you're often safer overseas than you are in your hometown, a few scams seem to pop up all over the world. Repeat the mantra: if it looks too goo...

The Best Game in Town: Inventuring in Africa

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

The future will always be what it is--regardless of what we think or believe or want. All any of us can do is be present in the moment and responsible for our actions and our vision of what might be.