Amelie Rochon

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Learning to Love Loneliness: Tips for Traveling Solo at 25

<i>*This post was originally published on Cool Gear's The Cool Down.</i><p>Three months ago, I decided to risk it all for the sake of travel. I had hit a rut -- that "quarter life crisis" slump, which is apparently a thing. I hated my lack of self confidence, the nagging heartbreaks that happen post-college, …

Dashing Tiny House Cost Young Couple $50K to Build

This angular cedar-clad trailer home isn't the cheapest tiny house we've seen (no, it wasn't built for $498.) But with a not-too-bonkers budget of <b>$50,000</b>, young couple <b>Brian and Joni Buzarde</b> managed to create a handsome mobile home that's totally <i>Dwell</i>-approved. Though the pair designed and built the</b> …


A former Wall Streeter who travels the world on credit-card points says there's one card that's better than the rest

The former Wall Streeter turned "The Points Guy," travels the globe up to six months a year — and he does it for next to nothing, thanks to credit-card rewards and frequent-flyer miles.<p>When he's not jet setting, he's running his website, The Points Guy.<p>In an interview with Vice, Kelly shared the …

5 Best National Parks to Stargaze

Light pollution is a serious issue. In major metropolitan areas, residents' views of the night sky can be significantly hampered. If you've ever …

Revolutionary 'Magic Tent' Combines Tent, Sleeping Bag and Pad in One

Camping is wonderful for many reasons, but it can be hard to appreciate the outdoors without a good night's sleep. One of the worst parts of camping …


17 Of The Most Underrated National Parks In America

Move over, Yellowstone.

Road Trip: Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Explore the sights and sounds of the Wild Atlantic Way, and meet the people who make it unforgettable.<p>At the western fringe of Europe is a marginal zone where the force of the Atlantic crashes against the jagged rock defenses of Ireland’s western seaboard. The Wild Atlantic Way, a new driving route …


A Beginner's Guide to Backpacking

In case you've been dying to live your own version of Wild (without the starvation).<p>Back in 2005, if you asked the average woman if she had any interest in strapping on boots and heading out into the wilderness alone for a month, she would have asked if she was being Punk'd. (Oh, <i>Punk'd</i>. You were …


A Beginner’s Guide to Camping

Camping is the ideal fall activity, but the logistics can be daunting. Do I have the right gear? Is this the ideal location? Do I have all the …


Here's Where Budget Travelers Actually Go On Vacation

Trips that won't break the bank.