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This Guy’s Detailed Cost Breakdown Will Make Your Travel Dreams Feel Within Reach

How much does it cost to travel the world for 178 days? Surprisingly, not as much as you’d think. At least, not according to Imgur user avunculurguy, who recently posted a detailed breakdown of his travel costs:<p>I like keeping track of data. Turns out, over 178 days of travel:– I’ve spend 331.75 …

An Instagrammer with almost 2 million followers reveals how to take the perfect travel photo

But taking the perfect vacation snap isn't as easy as traveling to a beautiful spot and pointing and shooting. "It was difficult at first, as is anything that you're getting into for the first time. I was diligent, I worked crazy hard, long hours, lots of driving, and before long the hard work paid …

Social Media

Here's How This 42-Year-Old Guy Changed His Life And Body

His father's early death from a heart attack motivated him to get fit.

A guide to nailing focus and depth of field

Focus and depth of field are those kinds of topics that can quickly confuse newer photographers. When we’re just starting out, we think we know what …

5 Simple Ways To Prevent Signs Of Ageing

Unless you plan on discovering the fountain of youth anytime soon, chances are you’re going to begin to show the signs of ageing.<p>Sooner or later our …

Apps can teach you all about the stock market, but be careful

Grant Regimbal, 19, has a favorite smartphone game. It isn't Angry Birds or Candy Crush.<p>It's Robinhood, an app that lets you quickly buy and sell …

Woman travels the world for free by getting her dates to pay for it

A woman who had never been abroad until last year has now traveled the world for free by getting her online dates to pay for it.<p>Monica Lynn, 25, estimated her lavish trip, which involved camel trekking in Dubai and shopping sprees in Hong Kong, would have taken up to a decade to save for if she had …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Startups

How I Created A $350 Million Software Company Knowing Nothing About Software

John Sung Kim Contributor<p>John Sung Kim is the founder of Five9 and DoctorBase (acquired by Kareo).<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>What’s Really Killing Digital Health Startups<p>I’ve always wanted to make a lot of money, have people pay a lot of attention to me and do a lot of exciting things. I just …

Startups

Polaroid University is an Online Photography School Taught by Industry Pros

Polaroid is teaming up with professional photographers to launch Polaroid University, an online photography education program that provides a crash …

Photography

It's Not You, It's Me: The Real Reasons Why I Travel Solo

Aside from "How do you make money to travel so much?" and, "If you're traveling solo, who's taking the picture?", the next most common question I get asked is, "Why do you choose to travel solo?"<p>My immediate logical response is usually something along the lines of, "Because if I want to go …

Grand Canyon

Everything You Need to Know Before Trying Those Teeth Whitening Kits on Instagram

From Khloé Kardashian to Ciara, shots of celebs using at-home, light-based whitening kits are blowing up all over Instagram. And it's no surprise …

Beauty

Over half of American millennials say they’d consider leaving the US. Here’s why I’ve already left.

After fifteen months of travel, I returned to the United States ready to give American life another try. After a few months at home with my family, I …

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 …

Personal Finance

Man Took a Cross-Country Adventure of a Lifetime for Under $500

A trans-American adventure, from one coast to the other is a classic travel-junkie's dream. Derek Low, a 24-year-old engineer from San Francisco, writes about how he got to experience this journey of a lifetime with a train ticket that carried him across the country in 15 days, for under $500. …

Trains

8 Reasons to Try Traveling Solo

<i>Photo courtesy of sojourner73/myBudgetTravel. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>According to an article by <i>The New York Times</i>, 24 percent of people traveled solo on their last vacation, up from last year's 15 percent. More and more people, of all different ages and backgrounds, whether …

Travel

Man Turns Grandma's Van into Mobile Home to Capture Wanderlust

When Travis Burke‘s grandmother bought a 1994 Dodge Ram van years ago, she had no idea that it would kickstart a lifetime of adventure for her grandson. After seeing the van sit unused in his grandma's front yard, Burke, a 28-year-old from Oceanside, California, decided to convert the old vehicle …

RVs

After leaving his 9-5 job, this 31-year-old built a company that's earned $1 million while he travels the world

It was a sales job, and with his commission he was able to earn up to $20,000 a month.<p>Ward, who was raised by a single mother in Northern Ireland, couldn't believe how much he was earning after years of hustling for cash. "I come from quite a poor family," he says. "It was crazy. Not having had …

Northern Ireland

7 things I’ve learned since becoming a digital nomad

1. Traveling the world as a digital nomad is not the solution to all your problems.<p>Your problems don’t just hunt you, they overrun you. Traveling …

South-east Asia

F-Stop Explained

Part of becoming a great photographer is understanding the science behind how photographs are captured in the first place. Dylan Bennett makes that …

Landscape Photography

Interview: How Instagram Photographer Lauren Bath Has Made a Job Out of Traveling the World

If traveling the world and photographing incredible destinations sounds too good to be true, then you haven't met Lauren Bath. We introduced you to her a few days ago when we showed you her spectacular photos of camel trains on Australia's Cable Beach. In the short three and a half years since …

Social Media

For a More Creative Brain, Travel

How international experiences can open the mind to new ways of thinking<p>There are plenty of things to be gained from going abroad: new friends, new experiences, new stories.<p>But living in another country may come with a less noticeable benefit, too: Some scientists say it can also make you more …

Creativity

Don't Be Afraid of Manual Focus

If you’re a beginner in the wonderful world of photography, if you’ve never used an older film camera, or a combination of both, you might be …

The Deliciously Healthy Pancakes That Surfers Eat For Breakfast

If you thought surfers lived off of fish tacos and Coronas, think again. Today's professional surfers are health freaks.<p>Dr. Tim Brown, who has spent the last three decades as a medical director for the World Surf League (formerly known as the ASP), says surfers have evolved from a group of wild …

Breakfast

How We Traveled The World On $40 A Day, And You Can Too

When we tell people that we traveled to 302 cities in 33 countries across 6 continents for our honeymoon, they generally assume we are millionaires--far from it. We just decided that life was too short, the world was too big, and the value of travel too great to wait until retirement, so we made it …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Friends want life advice? Tell them to travel more

From broadening perspectives to creating lasting memories, seeing the world can be a major exercise in self-improvement.<p><i>“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”</i> – Mark Twain<p>Mark Twain is just one of history’s many …

Travel

4 Ways Living Abroad Changes You... Forever

It was in the summer of 2002 that we first decided to move abroad. The kernel of an idea was already there but, during those months, we began to grow an idea into reality.<p>One year later and our first stop was Vancouver, Canada, where I turned my back on the corporate world and returned to student …

Why You Don't Need a lot of Money to Travel

<i>Note: Since I originally wrote this article, I have booked a flight from Dallas to Dubai for 300 bucks using a resource mentioned below.</i><p>I often hear people say the reason they don't travel as much as they would like is because "it's too expensive."<p>Hearing this gets me excited because:<p>A) Challenges …

Personal Finance

Why You Should Travel Solo At Least Once

<b>"Don't be scared to walk alone. Don't be scared to like it." John Mayer</b><p>Three years ago, you couldn't pay me to travel <i>anywhere</i> by myself, and getting on a plane to go abroad solo was definitely out of the question.<p>It's funny how time changes things and us, and the things you never saw yourself doing …

Travel

Behold, atheists' new Ten Commandments

What if, instead of climbing Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments from God, Moses had turned to the Israelites and asked: Hey, what do you guys think we should do?<p>Considering the Hebrews' bad behavior in the Bible, what with the coveting of neighbors' wives and murdering their own brothers, …