Posts tagged travel essentials
Smart and Savvy: 9 Must-Haves For Any Traveler In 2017

Unless you’ve got a team of trained professionals to do all of these things for you, you too have experienced the not-so-fabulous side of traveling. I think that traveling smart, and comfortably is the best option, and the most surefire way to not drive yourself mad! Wins all around! On average, I take between 15 and 20 flights a year, and through years of trial and error, I’ve almost got it down.

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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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How To Survive a Long Flight in Economy

So, you’ve booked your flight to Hong Kong, Auckland, Moscow, or where ever it is you’re going. There’s just one thing standing in between you and your destination – 16 hours of flight time. Maybe more or less depending on where you’re going. The easy answer is to book business class, but the truth is many of us cannot afford that luxury. Read on for 7 tips on how to survive a long haul flight in economy class.

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4 Ways to Cope with Wanderlust When You Can't Get On a Plane and Go

You did it!  You went on an amazing study abroad trip to South Africa.  Or maybe you took a 2 week vacation in Spain.  Now, you're back home reliving your experience through Instagram photos and conversations with your fellow travelers. It seems that your family and friends don't understand and you are itching to see some place new and interesting.  However, you have to be responsible.

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Why Solo Travel Will Make You Fall In Love With Yourself (Even More)

Solo travel can often teach you so many things about both yourself and how you interact with the world around you. More importantly, it can remind you that there is so much more to your complex beautiful self than what meets the eye. When you give yourself an opportunity to be authentically you, it comes with the realization that deep within, there’s greatness.

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The Ultimate Travel Accessory for the Digital Nomad

Quite often people associate travel with vacation, but, we have to remember that there are many people out there whose lifestyles entail seeing different parts of the world as their job. We call them, the digital nomads; those of our generation who don’t let location affect productivity, whose work desks can be found on a beach, in a café or whichever AirBnb they happen to be staying at for the week. When you’re always on the move, organization is key and when it comes to travel essentials, This is Ground is on the top of our list.

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Natural Hair & Weekend Travel: Back to the Basics

‘Tis the season to explore + travel, fa la la la la, la la la la! I really do love this time of year when the school year comes to a close, the sun shines for hours on end and there bargains from our favorite European airlines! I live for bargains, really. This summer, I’m heading to San Sebastián, Nantes, France and beautiful Sevilla. (I’m very open to tips on these cities, as I’ve never been before). Almost all of these trips are 3 to 4 day getaways, and naturally, I’ll be carrying a tote versus checking in a suitcase.

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Do’s and Don’t When Taking a Ryanair Flight

As we approach the end of the academic year, I know many of you have got the itch to travel, and most importantly, travel on a budget. Ryanair is a discount airline that flies throughout Europe and has been claiming for a few years now to start crossing the Atlantic for around 15 euros. Below, I’ve compiled a list of do’s and don’t so that you can spend more time picking out a cute bikini, and less on last minute pre-travel preparation.

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5 Summer Essentials for your European Getaway

LMDES brought you five essentials for your extended Spanish stay but if you’re simply getting ready to jet off for summer vacation or preparing for a study abroad session, ease your anxious mind with these summer travel items! Arrive to Europe feeling both stylish and prepared for the summer months ahead. 

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