Leah Symons

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Five Amazing Foods I’d Travel For

Food is arguably the most important part of the travel experience. The sensations from what we eat and drink shape memories that are stronger than …

6 Things You Absolutely Must Know About Traveling Solo — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>If you have ever:<p>Been frustrated by whiny travel companions.<br>• Resented being dragged places …

Travel writing basics: Proper attribution and ethics

One of the most overlooked elements of travel writing is its ethics. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people write blogs about their travels, and …

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Travel is the Traveler

<b>Travel is the Traveler</b><p>The guidebooks warn about this treacherous, hardscrabble path. “The travel-writing trail is long,” one says, solemnly. “It can …

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Pt 1: Australia’s sheila sprint

Lonely Planet author Kerry Lorimer heads to the remote Western Australia community of Derby, where the biggest event of the year involves both horses and women racing.

Get Paid To Travel With These Stellar Real-Life Jobs

Ahh, what the world would be if we Americans were paid to vacation... but alas, we're not.<p>Live as close to the dream as possible with one of these travel-heavy jobs.<p><b>Wildlife Photographer</b><p>Once you’ve mastered the camera, you might find a gig taking pictures of penguins playing in Antarctica or …

2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 25th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2013. First prize winner will receive a 10-day Galapagos expedition for two. National Geographic was once more kind enough to allow me to share some of the …

Thailand: When Relationships Are Challenged by Extreme Travel

Thank you to Women’s Adventure Magazine for publishing my story, When Relationships Are Challenged by Extreme Travel. My other title was “Sobbing …

Does Your Credit Card Include Hidden Travel Perks?

Millions of travelers are holding discounts to thousands of museums, concerts and airline rewards in their pocket without realizing it.<p>Credit-card …

Chicago, Memphis and Nashville: travel experts' Q&A

The home of blues, country, soul and Elvis Presley: music lovers will be in their element when travelling in and around Chicago, Nashville and Memphis.<p>You won't go hungry either – with those famous deep-dish pizzas in the Windy City, old-school diners serving comfort food fit for the King, and …

Women Travel Tips

Discover our best safety tips for women travelers, as well as a list of the top female-centric travel sites and vacation providers.<br>Continue reading …

19 Travel Goals to Accomplish Before 35

Posted: 08/20/2013 | August 20th, 2013<p>Back in June, as I was reflecting on another birthday, I looked at a very, very old version of my website and …

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Pt 2: A coastal camel trek through Australia

Pender Bay in Western Australia is known for its spectacular coastline, as well as for the Indian-inspired camel safaris that help travellers navigate it.

From parrots to panties, what travelers leave behind on airplanes

What kinds of carry-on items don't get carried off airplanes? A wedding dress, bag of diamonds, prosthetic leg, glass eye, underwear and handcuffs, for starters.<p>Crew members from 83 countries surveyed by online travel booking site Skyscanner reported finding different animals -- a parrot, frog, …

One Cold You Want to Get: Five Ways to Catch the Travel Bug This Fall

With the summer winding down, it's easy to fall into those dog days of August blues. But with the crisp fall weather coming, there's a lot to look forward to. Fall can be a great time to travel if you didn't get a chance to do so in the summer. Here are a few tips to catching that elusive travel …

Traveling Amid Turbulent Times: 5 Important Tips to Help You Stay Safe

Most travelers arrange their trip months in advance, especially when the destination is exotic and far away. You do everything to arrange the trip -- getting visas, immunizations, travel-appropriate clothes, insurance, and whatever it takes to get ready for your long-anticipated journey. Naturally, …

The Exceptional Traveler: House Rentals

You have to take the time to find out how much things actually cost or you can't negotiate to do exceptional things less expensively. When I'm visiting a place I think I'd like to return to, I start talking to people.<p>Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and …

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What travel can be when there’s no limit to your imagination

<i>RUSSIA: The Outpost Vol. 01</i> is a new 100-page color photobook and 25-minute short film by Chris Burkard and Ben Weiland that shows what travel can be …

How to Win Free Travel (Hint: You'll Have to Get Creative)

Like free travel? Of course you do. There are a few contests you should enter, especially if you are a seasoned business traveler or a bubbly …

Given A Map, A Lot Of People Have No Idea Where They Traveled (Or Where They Live)

While early explorers may have spent countless weeks plotting their journeys on maps and charting the best course to get to their destination, it …

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Pt 3: High and dry in Australia’s Buccaneer Archipelago

Talbot Bay is only a small part of this island cluster, where horizontal waterfalls and some of the biggest tidal changes in the world add danger to the average fishing trip.

25 Travel Books, Memoirs and Novels You'll Want On Your Reading List

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Travel Safety Tips: : How To Keep Your Valuables Safe

Precious Cargo: How Travelers Can Keep Their Valuable Belongings Safe.<p>By Randy Kalp Posted in - Travel Blog & Travel Resources on <b>August 24th, …