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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’ …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 Work Well Whilst Traveling

Ever thought about working while you travel?
I’m not talking about volunteering overseas or finding a job abroad – I’m talking about bringing your work with you.
In this digital age where the internet is accessible almost …

How to Have Adventures While Traveling

Hundreds of years ago, adventures and traveling went hand in hand. Large parts of the world were still unexplored, and there were many mysterious still to be uncovered.
These days it is no-longer possible to ‘sail …

Creativity: Mixing Things Up & Keeping Long-Term Travel Interesting

If you’ve been traveling for a good amount of time you may find yourself falling into a familiar set of routines.
Certain activities (such as eating, sleeping, wandering around, reading and surfing the internet) will become …

How to Interact with Locals Abroad

Generally, when traveling you’ll either be in a tourist area (such as Khao San Road in Bangkok) or a non-tourist area (such as the mountainous foothills of Bolivia).
In both types of area you’ll have opportunities …

Life on the Road – How to Avoid Travel Burnout

Contrary to what many people (i.e. people who have never extensively traveled) will tell you, travel burnout is a very real thing that every long-term world traveler needs to watch out for.
I have met several …

Will Taking a Gap Year Cause You to Lose Motivation?

One of the biggest fears most parents have when their teenager tells them they want to take a gap year, is that they think they’ll lose motivation and end up avoiding work and education, whilst …