Julie Shaw

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How to Return to "Normal" Life Gracefully After Long-Term Travel - Vagabondish

You’ve been the envy of your circle of friends for months. They’ve followed you on social media, lived vicariously through your travels and most …

5 reasons middle-aged women are the best travelers

Who’s afraid of their mother? Okay, we aren’t all mothers. But we all <i>could</i> be, and we do look the part. Fear is one of the biggest obstacles when it …

Middle Age

How to Stay Fit While Traveling: Secrets Revealed by Michelle Bridges

Let's get a little personal. On my last trip to Europe, I packed on a good (or rather, awful) 10 pounds. Between scrounging for meals as a vegetarian (hello, carb overload), to sippin' pina coladas on the Adriatic Sea, somehow the <i>I won't be back for a while, I should indulge now</i> motto gained up on …

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7 reasons you’ll never do anything amazing with your life

Because you’re comfortable in your mediocrity. Because you choose not to try.<p>Because it’s easier to talk about learning that new language than …

Study Skills

Airbnb Is Making a Dent Among Business Travelers

As Eventbrite‘s head of international expansion, Elsita Meyer-Brandt spends weeks at a time in overseas cities to hire a team, open an office and …

The 10 Best Airports In The World: 2014

Singapore's Changi Airport joyfull / Shutterstock.com Skytrax has released the results of its annual World Airport Awards and, once again, Singapore's Changi Airport has taken the top spot.<p>It's no surprise that Changi came out on top again. The international transit hub has incredible amenities, …

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Do Vacations Make Us Happier? The Answer: It Depends.

I thought it was simple: Vacations are fun. After all, taking time off work and time away gives us the opportunity to make memories, share experiences with our family and friends and see the world. Right? But research doesn't hold that line of thinking up. Not every vacation is equal. And theory - …

19 Places That Make Southeast Asia The Perfect Spot To Digital Detox

If the flocks of postgrad travelers in elephant print pants haven't told you already, Southeast Asia is having what we like to call "a moment."<p>And just because it definitely has its share of over-touristed sites, don't let the region fool you: there are some seriously stunning spots that are …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Travel

Two Friends Quit Their New York Jobs To Spend Seven Months Backpacking Across Asia

Over the course of their journey, Jennifer Diamond and Hilary Walke, both 26, made friends from around the world, hiked volcanoes, saw gorgeous scenery, and created unforgettable memories. In total, they visited 12 different countries in Asia.<p>They were just catching up on each other's lives when …

The 10 Best Beaches In The World

In order to celebrate the impending end to this nightmare of a winter, why not grab your passport and head to sunnier shores?<p>TripAdvisor just came out with their Travelers' Choice Awards for the best beaches around the globe, and found that Baia do Sancho in Brazil is the people's choice. The rest …

What Are the Best City Guide Apps for my Phone?

<i>A:</i><p>Once upon a time, there were things called travel guidebooks. They were heavy and made out of paper—a material that came from dead trees. The information inside them always became out-of-date very quickly.<p>Today we have city guide apps that offer instant, and constantly updated, information on …

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The problem with little white girls and boys

White people aren’t told that the color of their skin is a problem very often. We sail through police checkpoints, don’t garner sideways glances in …

Dominican Republic

AirBnB Makes for a More Immersive Abroad Experience

I have friends in their twenties and thirties who regaled me with stories of utter exhilaration and independence on their abroad experiences in college before I embarked on my own. You could sense that wistfulness in how they slowed down and then suddenly sped up recounting stories of warm …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

What You Need to Know Before Traveling to England

London's calling... or the whole country is. And they speak English! So what do else do you need to know before you travel there? Well... a lot! So read this quick and handy guide to make sure you have the best trip!<p><b>How long can I stay without a visa?</b><p>If you're from an English-speaking country, no …

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What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

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The Exceptional Traveler: Travel on $1200 a Month! Part II

"Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." -- Miriam Beard<p>Palma, Mallorca<p>The response to my last post, "Travel On $1200 a Month!" was enthusiastic, but I received many emails from people wondering if I could travel so cheaply …

The Road to Everywhere: Why You Can't Put Off That Trip Any Longer

As the van pulled away, I stood on the porch of my Nebraska home and wondered what life would be like now that I was fatherless. After three years of watching him suffer through chemo, radiation and surgery, I came home to see a hospice van sitting in my driveway, and knew it was over. I was just …

5 essential tips for budget travel in Germany

Welcome to Germany! Once you’ve gotten all of the inappropriate questions about World War II, David Hasselhoff, and Rammstein out of your system, …

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Explore Italy’s art masterpieces

Italy hosts such a rich variety of historical art pieces it is almost overwhelming to the novice art-appreciator.<p>You can see many of Italian art’s greatest hits in a single day if you want to shuffle along behind everyone else at the Vatican, but this is a recipe for Stendhal syndrome: an arguably …

Are Museums Overrated?

I’ve been to Paris three times and never once put a foot inside the Louvre. I skipped the Colosseum in Rome and gave only 10 minutes to the Hermitage during the entire five weeks I spent in St. Petersburg.<p>I’m sorry if this is disappointing. But I’m not sorry at all.<p>Too often, we travelers let good …

Around the World With Kids

It sounds like such a romantic notion: Leaving everything behind but the family you’ve created together and heading out to see the world.<p>And in many ways, the trip I took with my husband, Ish, and our two sons, Ethan (then 8) and Cameron (then 6), was exactly that.<p>And in so many ways it wasn’t.<p>Our …

10 Reasons Women Need to Solo Travel

In August 2007, I sent myself to Edinburgh, Scotland as a graduation (I graduated with a Master of Science, Management degree) and birthday gift. This wasn't my first time to Edinburgh, but it was my first time as a solo traveler. Was I nervous? Yes, I was. And it surprised me.<p>I stayed in a hostel, …

9 Unexpected Ways Travel Makes You a Better Person - Vagabondish

I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then. <br>– Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland<p>What is travel? Travel is a new bed every …

How to Survive a Plane Crash

A plane crash is every flyer's worst nightmare. And while you may think there's nothing you can do to live through one, many airplane accidents are survivable. Here's what you need to do to increase your chances of getting out alive.<p><b>Keep Your Shoes and Socks On</b><p>Tempted to kick off your shoes and …

Mapped: The crazy relationships among European languages

THE IDIOM, “It’s all Greek to me,” finally makes sense. It has a comparatively large lexical distance from other European languages!<p>This map is a …