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It has many different names; wanderlust, the travel bug, vagabond dreams… Call it what you will, if you’re here, odds are you’ve got it. That feeling you get when you step onto foreign land for the first time, or the relentless drive to find out what’s just over the horizon; it’s something that is seemingly impossible to explain to people who don’t feel the same way. But why do we do it? What pushes us onward when others around us seem content to live the 9 to 5, buy aSEE DETAILS

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While preparing to travel abroad for the first time, you will undoubtedly hear horror stories from concerned family and friends about unwary travelers being robbed or assaulted while abroad. I remember this experience all too well when I had made the decision to go on my first backpacking trip. I arrived in Europe fully prepared to be targeted by pickpockets and all manners of shady criminals. Thankfully, it didn’t take long for me to relax a bit and retire the hidden money belt I once thought of as a necessity.TakeSEE DETAILS

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Hi there!It’s been almost two months since my last post on here. I definitely did not intend to let that much time go by without an update, but those two months absolutely flew by. But hey, you’re not here for my excuses.I figured I was long overdue for an update on here. The reason I’ve been slacking on the blog lately is because I’ve spent the majority of the last two months applying for the JET Program. If you’re not familiar with JET, it’s a year-long program for teaching English toSEE DETAILS

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In this article, guest blogger Danielle Robidoux shares her experience of being a solo female traveler in South America. Read about the challenges and rewards you can expect to encounter on your own journey abroad.I was raised by my off-the-boat Italian grandmother. Let’s just say if she could have kept me in a bubble, she would have opted to do so. Naturally, as human beings, when our freedom is restricted, we seek freedom, exploration– discovery. As many are, I was also afraid to take the leap, buy the ticket, orSEE DETAILS

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If you read my guide on How to Save Money Before You Travel, you might have seen that I recommended driving for Lyft or Uber to make some extra money if having a car is necessary for you. Not being one to give advice without first trying it myself, I signed up for both services to compare the two.Uber is the company that started the whole ride share movement and stands as the leader in the field by far. Their name is even synonymous with the ride share industry as aSEE DETAILS

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