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How to Experience ‘Slow Travel’ (Even on Short Trips)

Once they’re on the road, many travelers find it difficult to slow down and experience ‘slow travel’, and instead seem to dart around from place to place, obsessively checking off landmarks from their ‘to-do list’ …

How to Fly With Musical Instruments

Flying with musical instruments, as with many other expensive, delicate items, is something that should not be taken lightly.
There’s nothing worse than getting to your destination only to find that your instrument has been damaged/broken …

8 Common Gestures That Can Cause Offense Abroad

In pretty much every country around the world, there are certain hand gestures that are seen as offensive.
The worst part is, gestures that are commonplace (and not seen as offensive) in America can be extremely …

Apple Users: How to Maximize the Battery Life of Your Gadgets

Smartphones, tablets and laptops are handy items to bring traveling, as they can provide you with entertainment along the way (by playing games and watching movies), then help you research/navigate your way around a new …

How to Breeze Through Airport Security

Ever seen that scene in the film ‘Up in the Air’ where Ryan Bingham (George Clooney’s character) is explaining to his co-worker how he manages to breeze through airport security with such ease?
If you haven’t, …

5 Great Alternatives to the Peace Corps

Many people dream of volunteering in the Peace Corps, making a difference in the world and getting all the benefits that come along with service.
Unfortunately for some, joining the Peace Corps requires a 27-month commitment …

Forgotten Your Charger? Charge Your USB Gadgets Through the Hotel Room TV Instead

When packing for a long trip, it’s easily to overlook or forget to bring certain items.
One of the most commonly forgotten items is often your phone/mp3 player/tablet charger.
Forgetting your charger usually means you’ll have to …

How to Avoid Corporate Chains While Traveling Across the USA

Anyone who watched Dave Gorman’s ‘America Unchained’ documentary (in which Dave attempted to drive from coast-to-coast across the USA without ever being a patron of any corporate chain-style businesses (such as restaurants, hotels and gas …

How to Listen to Your Favorite Radio Stations From Anywhere in the World

Although radio is considered to be a fairly old style of broadcasting/entertainment, there’s still a massive amount of people all around the world who regularly tune in to their favourite radio stations.
Despite the fact that …

Is ‘Culture Shock’ Such a Bad Thing?

According to Wikipedia, ‘Culture shock’ is “the personal disorientation a person may feel when experiencing an unfamiliar way of life due to immigration or a visit to a new country, or to a move between …

How to Stay Stress-Free While Traveling on Business [VIDEO]

Ever felt like the joys of traveling are being outweighed by the massive stresses that come with it?
Luckily, Lonely Planet TV presenter Asha Gill is here to help, as she’s created a video giving several …

Examples of Jobs That Allow You to Travel

There are many ways of making money on the road, and many great jobs that can allow you to do so.
In this modern age, there are more jobs than ever that a person can do …

9 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Joining the Peace Corps

The U.S. Peace Corps is (in their own words) the “toughest job you’ll ever love.”
As many Peace Corps veterans will tell you, there’s usually an unpleasant or startling moment when you truly realize what it …

Why Do We Travel? A Philosophical Look at One of Mankind’s Most Basic Impulses

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself why people (and perhaps even yourself) have such a great desire to travel?
In today’s rapidly evolving, modernized world it’s easy to be blinded by the endless minutiae of …

How to Travel (According to Paulo Coehlo)

Paulo Coehlo is a Brazilian author whose books have been translated into countless languages and read by millions of people all over the world.
Anyone who’s ever read any of his books (such as The Alchemist, …

The Best Places Around the World to Take a Cooking Class

One of the best ways to experience another culture is to sample its food.
An even better way of developing an understanding with another culture is to learn how to cook their food for yourself …

The Benefits of Traveling Idly

Journalist (and recently published author) Dan Kieran likes to travel the ‘slow’ way.
He hasn’t been on an airplane for over 20 years – preferring to travel by road, rail or sea.
In fact, it seems he …

Travel Beauty Tips: How to Look Beautiful on the Road

For a lot of people, baggage regulations (whether they’re self-imposed or due to the airline policies) mean that when packing for a trip abroad, there will probably be some items that you’ll have to leave …

Foods to Avoid Before Flying

If you’ve ever been on a flight and felt bloated and gassy (or you’ve sat next to someone who was quite clearly ‘feeling gassy’) you may have realised that the foods you eat directly before …

Blending In: How to Not Look Like a Tourist

There are many advantages to blending in and not looking like a tourist when traveling.
Thieves and pickpockets will be less likely to eye you up as a potential target, and con artists will be less …

How to Travel Like a Local

When traveling to new places, most of us will have a set routine of things that we go through (whether unconsciously or not).
For example, we might buy a guide book, pick out the top 5 …

Does Traveling Make You More Creative?

There are lots of benefits to traveling, but did you know that traveling can make you more creative?
According to Dale Davidson, a writer for MeetPlanGo.com, “Travel is one of the most creativity inducing activities you …

Dual Citizens: How to Travel with Two Passports

Being a dual citizen (i.e. a citizen of two countries and having two passports) is a privilege and a luxury that few enjoy, as it’s estimated that only 1% of the world’s population can actually …

A Guide to WWOOFing

What is WWOOFing?
‘WWOOF’ stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms.
The term ‘WWOOFing’ means ‘to volunteer in a WWOOF program’, whereas a ‘WWOOFer’ is a WWOOF volunteer.
WWOOFing allows you to go and work on a …

Hiking Etiquette (and How Not to Be Known as ‘Captain Complainer’)

Hiking with a group of people can be a great way to bond and share amazing experiences.
When you’re hiking with a group of people, however, there’s a certain etiquette that should be adhered to and …

Technology and Travel Etiquette

There are certain rules/etiquette that we all (well, most of us) follow when taking part in common activities (such as eating at the dinner table, going on a date or riding the bus), but did …

How to Take Amazing Travel Photos By Using the Rule of Thirds

If you’ve ever taken a trip to an amazing, beautiful place and come back with a camera full of dull, uninspiring pictures, this article is for you!
I was always bemused as to how fellow travelers …

How You Can Save Money on Plane Tickets By Buying Them Separately

Buying multiple plane tickets?
According to Jason Steele of MoneyTalksNews.com, you might be able to save money if you search for each ticket individually, as doing so will ensure you’re being quoted the lowest available ticket …

A Traveler’s Guide to Conflict Resolution

Whenever you travel with others for an extended period of time, conflict will inevitably arise between you (or between some members of the group) at some point.
Even if you’re best friends in the whole world, …

Why You Should Wake Up Early When Traveling (and How to Do It)

I have a very odd relationship with sleep, as I’m sure many people do.
On one hand, I love to sleep. If sleeping was an Olympic event, I’d be up there representing my country.
On the other …

Taking a Road Trip? Like to Eat Healthily? Check Out the ‘Eat Well Guide’

Most of the time, eating healthy is a lot easier to do when you’re at home than when you’re on the road.
When you’re at home, you know where all the healthy food shops, markets and …

How to Find the Right Teacher Exchange Program

Various organizations offer different types of teacher exchange programs for teachers, school administrators and even support staff.
Teacher exchange programs allow teachers to work overseas and experience other cultures, as well as learn different educational practices.
If …

Idealist.org – Helping You Change the World

Idealist is a website that “helps connect non-profits and charities with volunteers, interns and employees”.
In other words, it’s essentially a job site for non-profit organisations
The great thing about Idealist is that it allows you to …

What You’ll Learn From Hiking the Appalachian Trail

I recently wrote about hiking the Appalachian Trail (a 2,184 mile footpath that stretches from Georgia all the way up to Maine) and noted that it is one of the most difficult hikes on the …

What I Learned From Watching the Amazing Race (TV Show)

I’m not the kind of person who watches a whole lot of television, so when I do watch something I like it to either make me laugh (which is why I like sitcoms), teach me …

How to Cure a Hangover While Traveling

For some people, partying/drinking and traveling go hand in hand.
If you travel the youth hostel circuit, you’ll notice that many of them are geared towards (and attract) young, party-loving travelers who like to go out …

5 Surprisingly Useful Items to Have in Your Backpack

Before you start packing for a trip, it’s a good idea to make a list of all the items you need to take, then cross each one off as you pack it in your bag.
These …

How to Avoid Airport Immigration Queues

The massive delays at Heathrow Airport this week have shown just how annoying long immigration queues can be.
After flying 10 hours across the Atlantic, there’s nothing worse than having to queue for 30+ minutes just …

How to Travel With Friends (And Return Home as Friends)

Although there are many benefits to traveling solo, for many people traveling with a group friends is the most enjoyable way of experiencing the world.
Traveling has the power to create lifelong bonds between you and …