Travel is a Privilege

Let’s face it: not everyone is able to travel. Whether it’s money, family obligations, or circumstance, travel is out of reach for a large percentage of the world’s population. In the “quit your job to travel the world” cheerleading that happens so often on travel websites (including this one), we often forget that it’s not […]

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How NOT to Let Anxiety Stop You From Traveling

When I was younger, I was very socially awkward. I got anxiety trying to talk to strangers. Travel forced me to get over that and become what is termed a “learned extrovert.” It’s sink or swim on the road and, since I wanted to travel and be on the road so much, I decided to […]

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How to Gain the Support of Your Friends and Family

Once a month, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share her advice. This month’s column is about dealing with unsupportive friends and family who think you’ll end […]

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Everything You Need to Know About VPNs for Travel

On the first Tuesday Thursday of each month, Dave Dean from Too Many Adapters gives us great tips and advice on travel tech and gear. In this month’s column, he delves deep into VPNs, what they are, and why they are important. Computer security seems to be always in the news, whether it’s revelations of […]

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Confession: I’m Terrified of Flying

I have a confession to make: I hate flying. It scares the living shit out of me. This is how my typical airport experience goes: Before the flight: “I can’t wait to get on a plane and relax and watch some movies. This is going to be great!” During take off: “Why are we turning […]

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