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  • A LESSON IN KINDESS WHILE HITCHHIKING THROUGH ICELAND

    Where are you going?” he asked from the driver’s seat. “Thingeyri,” I replied. A confused look appeared on the man’s face. “Thingeyri,” I said again, this time changing the intonation in my voice. “Ahh, Thingeyri! Yes, I can take you there!” ...
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  • MY 28 FAVORITE PLACES TO VISIT IN THE US

    From sea to shining sea, the United States is home to a diverse landscape — both culturally and physically. Spending months traveling across its vast landscape gave me a deep appreciation for all my country has to offer. After travelling 13,000 miles across the continental United States ...
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  • HOW TO SHOOT THE PERFECT TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPH

    Today, professional photographer Laurence Norah of Finding the Universe, continues his five part series on taking better travel photos. Photographs are important for the memories they represent. You look at a picture and it conjures up thoughts, feelings, and smells that take you back to a long forg...
  • Everyone says i am running aways!

    My dad always asks what I’m running away from with my travels. A few weeks ago, a commenter told me to stop running away and live life. And I once came across a blog called “Mom says I’m running away.” I’m not sure why, but there is this perception out there that anyon...
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  • WIN A FREE TRIP INTREPID TRAVEL TOUR AND $500 TOWARDS AIRFARE!

    Today’s a special day! Last year, I joined forces with Intrepid Travel. They are one of the best tour companies in the world and the people there are as passionate about travel as I am. As part of our partnership, readers get 10% off all tours over $500 and I giveaway one free trip each y...
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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 swim. ...
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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 ...
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