Posts tagged travel
5 Things You Need to Do Your First Year Abroad

I have a lot of goals and philosophies that guide the way I lead my life, but they can all be basically summed up by my desire to live life to its fullest and have no regrets. At times this can be a tough order to fill, especially when I reflect on past mistakes. Hindsight vision really is 20/20, but I try to look at these mistakes as an opportunity to learn something and better myself. As the saying goes, experience is life’s greatest teacher… or something like that.

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Autumn In Barcelona: What to Do, See and Eat

Autumn is  my favourite times to travel to most city locations. This time of the year is a transitional time - just like in Spring. There is a magic in the air as the seasons start to change. As with most mediterranean spots, coming to Barcelona during the Autumn is a perfect time to really experience the city and what it has to offer - with added bonuses!

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We out here: 7 Black-Owned Travel Companies you need to Know

This is the age of the Black Travel Movement. Despite what mainstream media may depict, there are more African Americans traveling, now more than ever. Also, despite the stereotypes, we're traveling to more than just the Caribbean, Bahamas, Miami, and Vegas. With the rise of social media, online platforms, and travel communities, travel resources have become more readily available

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Six Ways To Beat The Spanish Heat

Spain, you're hot. No, not in that "ooh, baby, work it" kinda way. You're literally hot. I mean, back-of-the-knee-sweat, pants sticking to the seat, take 4 showers in a day kind of heat. Well, dear friends, it's only the beginning, so let's start finding ways to adapt. I've compiled a few tried and true ways to combat the scorcher that is summer in Spain (especially, Madrid, where I'm currently sweating).

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Error Fare Flights: How to Spot a Glitch and Fly for Cheap

Glitch fares. Error fares. Mistake fares. They go by many names, but what are they exactly? Well, it's exactly what it sounds like, glitches and errors due to human or technical error that ultimately benefits the heck out of travelers, who are able to book flights for a fraction of the cost of normal airfare (like that one time I caught a glitch fare to Abu Dhabi for $187, roundtrip).

For those of you wondering how you can find and take advantage of glitch fares, don't you worry your pretty little head, I've got you covered. Here are some Tips and Tidbits on How to Snag an Airline Glitch Fare.

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4 Practical Ways to Save Money for your Next Holiday

Want to save up for that weekend getaway? Or maybe for a bigger month long trip? Whichever it is, you know you should create a budget for said trip, but how do you actually go about saving money? How do you manage your income so that eventually you will have enough to finally buy that plane ticket?

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Traveling in the Age of Social Media: Stay Mindful No Matter Where You Go

In the age of social media when we're all so apt to "do it for the gram" how do we keep in mind historical context and respect when visiting sites like the Berlin Wall or concentration camps?

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10 Essential Travel Accessories Under $50

Have a trip coming up? On a tight budget? Don’t worry, we got you! Here are some great  travel accessories will help you for your next trip without putting a huge hurting on your pockets. We dare you to get through this post without whipping out your wallet at least once! 

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6 Ways to Start Traveling BEFORE Leaving Home

 Quite simply, my travel life is a life of choices that began long before I ever bought my first plane ticket for a trip abroad.  Below are 6 ways I began my travel life before stepping one foot out of the U.S. Maybe these can give you both perspective and inspiration for creating the ‘how’ of your travel life...

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10 Types of Travelers You're Bound to Meet When You Jetset the World

Travelers come in different shapes and sizes. We travel for very different reasons to entirely different parts of the world. But if you travel enough, you’ll realize there are a few categories that most travelers fit into, at least in part. Here’s my take on some of the types of travelers you’ll meet while you’re out experiencing the world.

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Less Is More: The Truth About Friendships While Traveling The World

For the past year, I stood (not so idly) by and lived a roller coaster of a first year abroad. I didn’t miss my hometown of Montreal much, not for a lack of meaningful relationships and love for the city I call home, but because I was busy living. Now that my time teaching in mainland China is up, I’ve taken some time to reflect. I’m excited to go home, but not without apprehension. “What’s there to be concerned about, KB?” Short answer? Friendships are at times a casualty of travel.

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