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10 Overrated Landmarks You Should Skip

Maybe it’s because of symbolism, government marketing or the artificial need of many cities to have an icon, but the world is filled with overrated landmarks. These famous monuments will look great in pictures, but probably won’t be the most memorable part of your trip. If you’re visiting these cities in the future, reconsider spending […]

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Buy the Newest, Lightest, Shiniest Gear Or You Could Die (Not!)

There’s a single paragraph in Yvon Chouinard’s Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of A Reluctant Businessman in which he talks about solo expedition kayaker (and grandmother) Audrey Sutherland, who at that time had paddled more than 8,000 miles around the world. One of the quotes attributed to Sutherland is one of the main […]

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7 Essential Family Travel Tips

Oh, the joys of family travel. Traveling with children, especially young children, can be so challenging, so exhausting that it will make you question why you thought this was a good idea in the first place …and by that I mean having children.   There are, of course wonderful moments on the road where it all […]

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10 Packing Mistakes You’re Making and How to Avoid Them

I am embarrassed to admit it now, but when I first started traveling, I was a veritable packing disaster on legs. My back protested as I lugged 32kg of hard-shell suitcase around Peru – what was I thinking? When I downsized for a long weekend to La Paz, I took with me a fabric holdall […]

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How to Stay Sustainable in a Pandemic

If you’re sensitive to environmental causes, it might be hard to surrender to the new extra-cautious COVID-19 hygiene protocols, much less turn a blind eye to the tsunami of single-use plastic and undertow of bacteria-zapping cleaning products being used everywhere. But when faced with the magnitude of these times, green travelers shouldn’t feel that they […]

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The Essential Road Trip Packing List

A thoughtful road trip packing list is absolutely essential for any trip that you’re taking by car. I love taking road trips and I’ve traveled by car all over the world. Once you have your car and your safety necessities in check, you’ll be able to plan what to pack for a road trip based […]

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How to Be an Anti-Racist Traveler

In today’s political climate, there is no reason not to be an anti-racist traveler. You have more choices for lodging, more resources and platforms to learn how to behave and dress, and more exposure to worldwide cuisine than ever before. While it may take a bit more effort upfront to be aware of your behavior […]

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Why You Should Turn Off the GPS When You Travel

These days, you do it without a second thought — you pull out your phone to open a GPS app to help you get where you’re going. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a foreign country or your own city, using a GPS is an almost-daily action for many people. Using a GPS or a […]

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COVID-19 Travel Tips: How to Stay Safe in Airports and on Planes

We could all use COVID-19 travel tips. The country is slowly reopening (finally!), which means people who’ve been stuck in their houses for the last few months are itching to get out and travel again—even if that just means booking a flight to see family. With COVID-19 numbers still rising in certain cities, though, social distancing […]

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6 Organizational Hacks for a Stress Free Road Trip

With the phased reopening of national parks and a slow comeback by the hospitality industry, more and more travelers are itching to explore, and are opting for regional road trips instead of international flights. Knowing how to organize your car is key to having a stress free adventure, and keeping it that way doesn’t have […]

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