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27 Travel Tips to Help You Become a Master Traveler

Every industry has its own "best practices" -- proven rules and standards that guide the industry. Travel is no different. There are many rules to live by that help us navigate the unknown world with fewer costly mistakes and help quicken the pace in which we melt into the local culture. They make …

Taking Joy in Journeys

Confession: Last week, I boarded an airplane for the first time.<p>While I am ambitious to travel in my life, it took seventeen years for me to step foot in the airport and experience the joys of flying in an airplane.<p>I noticed that in an airport, you meet a lot of different types of people. You have …

6 Quotes that Demonstrate the True Value of Study Abroad

The opportunity to study abroad is one of great privileges afforded to college students. Behind the veil of cliche pictures in front of the Eiffel Tower and the assumptions of excessive partying lies the true value of study abroad: a chance to broaden one's horizons by taking in new perspectives …

Travel Quote of the Week: On Inspiration

Who doesn't love an inspiring travel quote? (As if we need any more reason to hit the road.) Like what you see here? There are plenty more travel …

11 Reasons Guam Is The Most Exotic Destination In America

What happens if you mix Texas with Hawaii?<p>You'd probably get a remote island paradise that looks a lot like Guam: an island with a rich culture, a contentious and diverse colonial history and absolutely stunning vistas.<p>In many ways, Guam seems like a wonderfully unique contradiction. It's a remote …

The 10 Best Beaches In America

Lucky for those of us with spring fever, TripAdvisor just released its latest list of the best beaches across the nation through their Travelers' Choice Beaches Award s.<p>It officially seems like the time to campaign for that trip to Hawaii, as it nabbed seven of the top ten spots. Florida and South …

Tinuy-an Falls: The Majestic Curtain of Bislig

I guess no other tourist spot can best represent the whole province of Surigao del Sur than the grand and majestic <b>Tinuy-An Falls</b> of Bisig.<p>Situated in …

Travel Guides

Buyer beware: 10 common travel scams

While you’re often safer overseas than you are in your hometown, a few scams seem to pop up all over the world. Repeat the mantra: if it looks too good to be true, it must be too good to be true…<p><b>1. Fake police</b><p>Sometimes also the real police, they’ll demand to see your passport and find something …

The ultimate guide to Galicia

Galicia gives travellers an alternative Spanish experience. With its strong Celtic connections, wild beaches and arguably the best seafood in Europe, this unique region in Spain’s northwest remains largely unexplored by the tourists flocking to Barcelona or the Costa del Sol.<p>While Santiago de …