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It’s Official, Credit Card Travel Insurance is a Scam

Share on facebook Share on whatsapp Share on google Share on twitter Share on email On my annual thanksgiving trip abroad this past year (this time to Paris), I had maybe one of the most nightmarish travel experiences of my life. It’s a long story for another post, but the short version is that about 3

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Ultralight Travel Gear

The Ultimate Ultralight Packing List

Ditch the suitcase, grab a backpack and set off on your adventure. Though only bringing a small backpack on a multi-week journey might sound crazy, the freedom and liberation is unparalleled.

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It’s Official, I Travel Like an Old Man

Share on facebook Share on whatsapp Share on google Share on twitter Share on email At the ripe old age of 28, I’ve finally realized that I travel like an old man. As an athlete, I’ve had a few bumps and bruises along the way; numerous sprained ankles, broken bones, torn ACL, bone spurs (the

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Sustainable Travel

Is Sustainable Travel Possible? There’s No Easy Answer.

Share on facebook Share on whatsapp Share on google Share on twitter Share on email I’m lucky enough to live in the Pacific Northwest of the United States at the moment. Maybe not necessarily lucky by coronavirus standards; we were one of the original hotspots and continue to grapple with it. But I am fortunate

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How to Plan a Group Trip with Friends

Share on facebook Share on whatsapp Share on google Share on twitter Share on email So where to begin… my best friend (let’s call her Jordyn) and I have always talked about going abroad for a girl’s trip. We imagined England or France – somewhere that seemed accessible. At the time, she had more experience

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Why Slow Travel is the Next Big Trend

Share on facebook Share on whatsapp Share on google Share on twitter Share on email Table of Contents The last time you planned a trip, how many places were on the itinerary? Two? Three? If you’re anything like me, you probably want to see as much as you can during a trip, hopping between multiple

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Travel and the Stages of Gentrification

Disclaimer, this is an utterly non-scientific, liquid-centric, take on the phases of the gentrification of a neighborhood. I am the problem. Without a doubt, I’m contributing to one of the most potent forces in nature. I’m talking about gentrification, of course. Whenever I’m planning a trip, I’m often looking for new trendy spots or up-and-coming

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The Top 8 Benefits (and a Few Considerations) of Ultralight Travel

You’re probably painfully aware by now that I’m a huge proponent of ultralight travel. For the uninitiated, ultralight, or one-bag travel generally means fitting your entire packing list into a backpack, usually about 30-40 liters in capacity. I’ve written about my packing list, which I use for every trip. What about a month-long safari, you

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Travel During the Coronavirus? Please, Just Don’t Do It.

In the past couple weeks, I’ve dusted off my snowboarding gear and bought a new (uh, used?) cable knit sweater. I even ordered a knee brace (perks of that post-ACL surgery life). All of this in preparation for my upcoming ski/snowboarding trip to Tahoe. Though I’ve grown up on the west coast of the United

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Solo Travel as an Introvert

Being on the road can be lonely. Even amidst the hustle of a big city, it’s easy to feel especially isolated. As a seasoned traveler and introvert myself, I’ve come up with a few tips and tricks that can help you along the way.

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How to Find Cheap Housing for Your Trip

One of the toughest areas to economize on while traveling is accommodations. Especially if you are on a solo travel mission, your options are pretty limited. The most obvious answer is using a hostel, but that does come with it’s own downsides as well. In this article we’ll go over some of the pros and cons of housing options while you’re on the road.

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Travel and Exercise Tips for Frequent Traveler

One of the most important but easiest part of traveling to let slide is exercise. Even if you’re an exercise junkie like me, it can be tough to be motivated and find the time/space needed to get a good workout in. But if you’re willing to get creative you’ll find getting a workout in can be pretty easy. 

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Tips and Tricks to Find Cheap Flights

It’s pretty intimidating when you start to look at flight prices to Europe. If you’re new to international travel, the flight prices of $1,000 can seem borderline insane. But don’t freak out and please don’t buy those $1,000 dollar flights. That would be ridiculous. Instead, there are a number of methods/sites you can use to

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