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Sep
2019
Announcing TravelCon 2020: Keynotes, Speakers, & More!
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Posted: 9/23/2019 | September 23rd, 2019 At the end of June, we announced our next TravelCon and, today, I’d like to share some more details about our next big event. First, it will be May 8-10, 2020, in New Orleans so mark your calendars! We have a lot of big changes and improvements coming this […]

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Sep
2019
The 7 Best Tour Companies in Iceland
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Posted: 9/17/2019 | September 17th, 2019 Iceland is an utterly unique country, with glaciers varying in color from white to blue to gray, waterfalls the size of skyscrapers plummeting down sheer rock cliffs, and bumpy lava fields covered in moss in every shade of green you can imagine. And you’ll hear fantastical tales from history […]

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Sep
2019
Is Peru Safe to Visit?
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Posted: 9/12/2019 | September 12th, 2019 Peru is receiving record numbers of tourists these days, with over four million a year going to experience the third-largest country in South America. Whether to visit Machu Picchu, the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, the Nazca Lines, or the vibrant capital city of Lima and its blossoming food […]

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Sep
2019
So, What Comes Next?
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Posted: 9/9/2019 | September 9th, 2019 One of the most-asked questions on my book tour was: “What comes next?” Now that I’m back from Paris and have moved out of New York City, and now that my book tour is over, what are my next big plans? Well… Not much. Right now, I’m back in […]

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Sep
2019
How to Avoid Paying Bank Fees While Traveling
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Updated: 8/22/2019 | August 22nd, 2019 Saving money for travel is one of the biggest obstacles that keeps people rom realizing their travel dreams. Yet, all too often, I see travelers throwing money away in avoidable bank fees. Banking overseas is more than just putting your card in an ATM and taking out money. There […]

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Sep
2019
The Complete Guide to Diving in Koh Tao
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<img src="https://media.nomadicmatt.com/2019/DivingonKohTao_13.jpg" alt="Alex in Wanderland diving in the waters near Koh Tao, Thailand" Updated: 8/22/2019 | August 22nd, 2019 This is a guest post by Alexandra Baackes, the legend behind Alex in Wanderland. She’s also a PADI divemaster and a resident of Koh Tao, Thailand. Koh Tao is a popular destination for scuba divers and […]

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Sep
2019
12 Ways to Be Prepared for Anything While Traveling
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Updated: 9/2/2019 | September 2nd, 2019 When I was a kid, I was a Boy Scout. I made it pretty far too, but then I became a teenager, decided it was “lame,” and quit. As a Boy Scout, I learned how to tie knots, camp outdoors, be a good citizen, play with knives, and got […]

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Sep
2019
17 Things to See and Do in Taiwan
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Posted: 9/3/2019 | September 3rd, 2019 I used to live in Taiwan for a few months as an English teacher. I loved the time there and have always felt the country was really under appreciated. So, in this is a guest post by Carrie Kellenberger from My Several Worlds and an expat living in Taiwan […]

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Sep
2019
27 Golden Rules For Becoming a Master Traveler
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Updated: 9/2/2019 | September 2nd, 2019 Every industry has its own “best practices” — proven rules and standards that guide the industry and the people in it. Travel is no different. There are many “rules to live by” that can help us navigate the unknown world with fewer mistakes. I have my own golden travel rules. […]

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Sep
2019
FLYTE Update: Here’s What Happened to the Students We Sent to Colombia
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Posted: 8/26/2019 | August 26th, 2019 When I started my nonprofit Foundation for Learning and Youth Travel Education (FLYTE), my goal was to make international travel accessible to low-income youth across the country, who are incredibly passionate and smart but would never have the opportunity to travel abroad otherwise. Earlier this year, we raised $15,000 […]