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TEDTalks To Learn More About World Culture

The Best TEDTalks To Better Understand World Cultures

Knowledge and understanding of other cultures, and compassion for understanding where other people are coming from, is one of the best tools any traveler can take with them on any journey. While we have more information at our fingertips now than ever before, we seem to have less understanding of the world that we live in. Continue reading

Three Adventure Planning Apps & Websites

Sometimes even our vacations can fall into ruts: the same city at the same time of year, the same (albeit beautiful) beach scene, and the same types of fellow travelers. Even if you’ve been a place a dozen times, chances are you haven’t discovered all that there is to your favorite destination. Add some variety or even spontaneity to your vacation with a few helpful apps. Continue reading

How To Plan A Spontaneous Trip

How To Plan A Spontaneous Trip

“Planning” a “spontaneous” trip seems more than slightly like an oxymoron. Spontaneous, zero-planning-required road trips are very easy to do: you get in the car and drive, and wherever you find yourself, there you are. Destinations that require a plane, however, don’t seem to be quite as easy to do on a whim.

They are possible, though, and you can get some of the best deals when making last-minute plans. Here are a few tools to help you plan out all the details you need for a spontaneous last-minute adventure. Continue reading

Solo Female Traveler's Safety Guide to Guatemala

The Solo Female Traveler’s Guide to Guatemala

Traveling to a developing country can be intimidating, especially for women traveling alone. When I told people that I was spending half of my time in Guatemala traveling the country on my own, I was met with a lot of surprise and caution. As long as you stick to a few main tips that apply to nearly anywhere and anyone, traveling on your own can not only be safe but incredibly enjoyable. Continue reading