Marie Overseas

35 Added | 10 Magazines | 1 Following | @Marie4p92 | Traveler, history lover, dancer, writer, scuba diver, and general lover of life. Check out my blog for responsible travel, budget travel, & travel inspiration!

How Pop-Up Clinics in Uganda Are Filling the Gap in Sexual Healthcare

Drive along the long dirt road from Kampala toward the fishing district of Gomba, and you’ll pass small villages with one-room homes made of brick or …

Activism
Cuba

Here’s What Happens When You Give $1,000 to Someone in Extreme Poverty

My wife, Adrienne, and I are long-time supporters of unconditional cash giving. From handing $5 to a homeless person on the street in Manhattan to …

Best Weekend Road Trips From Las Vegas

It’s always tough to plan vacations especially when you work 9 to 5. I know a lot of people who shy away from traveling simply because they think …

National Parks

10 Tricks For Falling Asleep On A Plane -- And Staying That Way

Goodnight, and good flight.<p>Getting a good night's sleep is a cinch in some destinations ... though typically, an airplane is NOT one of them.<p>However, in a godsend to the traveling public, airlines worldwide are starting to prioritize passenger comfort in a whole new way. This week, for example, …

How to Do Travel Research using Hashtags on Instagram

I am a geek when it comes to travel research. Look around and I’m sure you’ll notice my love affair with travel planning. It is why I named my blog …

Marketing

Oceans on Flipboard

‘Blue Planet II’: 7 things to know about the nature sequel<p>For those of us who love nature television, there can never be enough specials. It feels …

Ballet Folklorico from Mexico

Fully of energy and bright pretty dresses, Ballet Folklorico is Mexican folklore music and dance. These dances consists of stomping with shoes that …

Tried and true remedies for bad sunburn

Sunny, warm, tropical beach vacations are some of my favorites! But sunburn can be a major downer when you’re just trying to get outdoors and …

Skin Care

Avoiding Travel Scams when on vacation

The Most Common Travel Scams You Have to Know About Before Your Next Trip<p>Learn a few of the tricks that sneak thieves and con artists have waiting in …

Mona Lisa

17 Incredible Family Travel, Hotel & Road Trip Hacks

website<p>http://thekrazycouponlady.com/tips/travel/17-incredible-family-travel-hotel-and-road-trip-hacks<p>1. Keep a pair of earrings together with a …

Three Days in Puebla and Cholula: Colonial Architecture, Ancient Pyramids, and Terrible Allergies!

The beautiful city of Puebla, Mexico, is located just 3 hours outside of Mexico City. Spanish settlers founded Puebla in 1531 between the indigenous …

Mexico

Tallinn is a Baltic fairy tale

Last summer was all about fairytale and medieval destinations. I went to the magical Lake Bled and the enchanted Lake Bohinj in Slovenia, to Game of …

8 fun and photogenic things to do in Philadelphia

If you ask anyone what there is to do in Philadelphia, the most likely answer will be the Liberty Bell.<p>But my trip was not just about seeing Philly’s …

Philadelphia

7 Things To Do In Sydney When Its Raining

Travel Guides

How to Visit the Great Wall of China — Insider Guide

To get the most from the Great Wall, a must-visit China attraction, you should: <b>1)</b> choose the section you visit carefully, depending on your fitness …

14 Historical Destinations You Must See in Your Lifetime

Truth be told, we can’t resist the allure of a vacation spent relaxing on a beach, mojito in hand. But sometimes, you crave a little history with …

8 Self Defense Techniques You Need To Learn Right Now For Travel

Hello adventurer! Are you planning your first solo trip? Maybe you’re on the road already! Want to know how to protect yourself from the handful of …

14 Tips for Solo Female Travel in India

I can assure you there will be follow ups to this list of travel to India tips and advice. I’ve lived here for years now, and <b>I’m still learning more</b> …

India

The Stats

I’ve been traveling the world – mostly by myself or with small groups – for a while now and on these trips I started noticing something: I was not …

Dating

Cave Diving: 7 Best Cave Dives

Some say the age of exploration is dead. These people haven’t discovered cave diving. In the beginning, it’s a commitment — to training and gear. The …

Five Ways to Make Friends While Traveling Solo - Passport & Plates

I had always wanted to travel solo. I’d done plenty of trips with family and friends and figured this was the logical next step. This past August, I …

The Duality of Travel Photography

Something I have been grappling with here in Tanzania is my attempts to wade through the murky waters of ethical travel photography. As a creative …

Stereotypes

How to be a Responsible Tourist in Thailand

<b>Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles</b>, and with good reason. Everyone there is warm and welcoming. But, heading to this Buddhist country isn’t just …

Asia Travel

10 Sustainable Travel Habits You Need to Adopt (with Video)

I never noticed just how much damage we as tourists sometimes cause to the places we visit, until I saw the horrific effects of tourism during a trip …

How My Armenian Heritage Influences The Way I Travel

How does your cultural heritage influence the way you travel? Sophia from Blanc Mode shares ways that her Armenian heritage shapes her travel style.

Travel

7 Easy Travel Hacks That Will Save You Money

Whether you travel a lot or a little, these easy travel hacks and tips can save you money.<p>GOOGLE FLIGHTS<p>In 2011 Google bought ITA software which is …

VPNs

So How Much Does A Round The World Trip Actually Cost?

Has the travel bug bit you yet? Do you read all the articles about the people tossing in the towel at work and hitting the road? Do you think ‘f*ck it! I’mma do it!’ and then have the cold hard reality of cost wash away all those wanderlust dreams? You’re not alone.<p>Traveling costs money. …

Travel

Weirdest museums in America

Any great museum of history or legendary art will thrill you and inspire a profound understanding of what it means to be human. Then there's the …

Art

Top 25 Solo Female Travel Bloggers to Follow in 2015

Ladies – are you sick of hearing the phrase “It’s a man’s world”? Are you tired of people constantly warning you that it’s dangerous for you to …