10 Awesome Destinations for Solo Female Travelers

Every month (most of the time), Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice for solo female travelers as I obviously can’t talk expertly on the subject! She’s back this month with an awesome...
Posted On 17 Nov 2016
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5 Surprising Things About Antarctica

[section]One of nature’s little quirks sees the world’s most southerly continent Antarctica, classified as a desert albeit a polar one. Wikipedia states: “This polar desert is planet earth’s largest, coldest and driest region.” If this...
Posted On 17 Nov 2016
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Guide to the Foods of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan food had me at meat and potatoes. If you didn’t read my intro to my trip to Kyrgyzstan, check it out here. But let’s get to the good stuff, shall we? The question that I was immediately asked as soon as I found out I was...
Posted On 16 Nov 2016
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10 Gear Items You Need for Any Camping Trip

[section]Camping doesn’t have to mean sleeping uncomfortably and dining plainly. Having the right camping equipment can make even the most camping averse person enjoy the great outdoors. Many travelers find that they actually enjoy...
Posted On 16 Nov 2016
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How to Start a Travel Blog

This is a post for people who are looking to build a travel blog and don’t know where to start. I blogged a few months ago on how to grow your travel blog but realized I put the cart before the horse so, after many emails, I wanted to...
Posted On 15 Nov 2016
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Colors and Colorism in Colombia

[section]Colors mean a lot in Colombia. But not the colors you’re probably thinking of. While a stroll through the colorful streets of Cartagena might lead one to believe that the vibrant and vivacious shades of buildings,...
Posted On 15 Nov 2016
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Introduction to Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgy…what? No, not Kazakhstan, not Pakistan, not Afghanistan. I’m here to chat about a small, Central Asian country today called Kyrgyzstan. Here, it’s pronounced, kur-gi-stan, or at least that’s how I pronounce it It’s located in...
Posted On 14 Nov 2016
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Cartagena: 500 Years of History on the Colombian Coast

[section]My taxi driver bravely weaved through the midday traffic as I strained to catch a glimpse of Cartagena, Colombia‘s Old Town. I was eager to see the city that Gabriel García Márquez vividly portrayed in Love in the Time...
Posted On 14 Nov 2016
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You Can’t Win If You Don’t Play

Looking back, what I remember the most about my life in the cubicle was the utter boredom. Back before I started traveling, I worked in hospital administration: first in inpatient assistance (I was the guy that greeted patient families...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016
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Why Female Travelers in Cairo Just Can’t Win

No matter what, women have to be on guard in Cairo. Your brain is on every minute of every day in order to keep yourself safe. It’s exhausting, but not unlike some other places I’ve traveled to. As a confident traveler, I got cocky and...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016
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15 Things You Won’t Miss About Long-Term Travel

[section]It’s over. The trip of your dreams has come to an end and you’re homeward bound. As sad as going home can be, the reality of long-term travel can be harsh too which may be why it’s only undertaken by a minority of the...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016
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5 Reasons To Use Airplane Mode Even When You’re Not Flying

Despite the name, airplane mode can have a lot of advantages for travelers whether used on a plane or not. The airplane mode feature on most smartphones and tablets cuts off cellular, wireless, and Bluetooth connections so they don’t...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016
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Reality Check: Are You Safer Abroad?

[section]“Whoa, man.” I looked past my cousin in the darkened park before us. It wasn’t very big; only about 50 meters square, sparsely populated with a few large black trees. The street lights around the park cast weird shadows, these...
Posted On 09 Nov 2016
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How to Savor the Local Cuisine in Istanbul

What’s the first thing your friends ask you when you return from a trip? If they’re anything like mine, the burning question is almost always, “How was the food?” And if you’ve just returned from a trip to Istanbul, your answer might...
Posted On 08 Nov 2016
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11 Volcanoes in the Americas That You Can Actually Climb

[section]Maybe it’s because they seem primordial, or because you did really well in geology at school. Or perhaps just because it’s there, and well, so are you. But for some (perhaps magnetic) reason, where there is an accessible...
Posted On 08 Nov 2016
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