Mara Wolfe

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21 #TravelGirlProblems

Just because we love traveling, doesn't mean it's always the perfect trip. Remember friends, it's worth it! But honestly, tell me you've never experienced at least one of these?<p>Just because we love traveling, doesn't mean it's always the perfect trip.<p>Remember friends, it's worth it! But <i>honestly,</i> …

How to Pack for Study Abroad

I have spent extended periods of time abroad quite a bit. I have been in London for three months, in China for six months, and in France for five weeks. So, believe me, I know what I'm talking about. Here is what you need to do.<p>Hurray! Summer is finally here! As you start to plan those long …

Swimwear

Exploring Incredible Istanbul

My most recent exploits took me all the way to Istanbul and it was quite the adventure. Founded in 660 BC as Byzantium, in 330 AD it became Constantinople when it was overtaken by the Roman emperor Constantine.<p>My most recent exploits took me all the way to Istanbul and it was quite the adventure. …

Black Sea

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 …

10 essential tips for European train travel

You get to the station on time, find your platform, and hop on the train, right? Not so fast. When it comes to European rail travel, the decisions that will shape your trip start long before you step foot on the train. And while a train journey can be enjoyable and relaxing -- with unmatched …

13 tips for finding low airfares

No question about it, airfares on some routes are higher than they were four or five years ago, although Airfarewatchdog airfare searchers frequently find hundreds of fares crisscrossing the country for $250 or less round-trip. And even though fares seem higher, let's not forget that, adjusted for …

Best rewards cards for travelers

Frequent business traveler Frank Lee spent a lot of time researching credit cards to use for travel expenses before selecting his current favorite: the Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa.<p>"It does not charge foreign-exchange fees, has a great rewards program and is accepted everywhere," said Lee, the …

675-Day Honeymoon Around the World

This was our chance to explore, share new experiences, and celebrate our life together so we quit our jobs, rented out our house, and set out on HoneyTrek: Our 675-day honeymoon around the world.<p>When planning our honeymoon, Mike and I knew that ten days by the hotel pool wasn't going to cut it. …

Northern Ireland

For 2013, these are the world's happiest countries | CNN Travel

How to explain long-term travel in a job interview

Traveling the world was probably a lot harder than you’d imagined, and now that you’re back, you find yourself in need of a job. You may be …

5 Apps And Sites To Help Feed Your Wanderlust

We're big fans of apps that help us plan trips we're actually taking, but we're also fans of apps (and sites, for that matter) that help feed our sense of wanderlust.<p>Here are five of our new (in some cases new-ish) favorites that make the idea of traveling the world that much more interesting and …

What to pack? Gear for every situation

Okay, not <i>every</i> situation. But we've carefully pondered various scenarios travellers might encounter on the road and come up with some suggestions and tips. What's the ultimate set of accessories for a bar crawl? What should you take if you're visiting somewhere prone to four-seasons-in-a-day …

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, …

17 Unique Quotes From Young Travelers That Will Make You Want to Pack Up and Go

Travel: we love it. Feelings: we have them. But there's an omnipotence to words, that's sometimes stripped by clichᅢᄅs. Here's a look at original mantra from the everyday person -- young travelers - on the phenomenon that re-defines life.<p>Travel: we love it. Feelings: we have them.<p>But there's an …

South-east Asia

Go Somewhere That's NOT On Your Bucket List

Whatever the reason may be that a city, country, or region of the world didn't make your bucket list, throw it away if the opportunity arises to go there. Don't just see the sights you think you should see and go the places you think you should go.<p>For the second time in as many years, I booked a …

Buenos Aires

10 Reasons Women Need to Solo Travel

You may feel like you're stuck. You may feel as if you have invisible chains around you that you can't break no matter how hard you try. Solo travel frees you from the ties that bind.<p>In August 2007, I sent myself to Edinburgh, Scotland as a graduation (I graduated with a Master of Science, …

Solo Travel

When Should You Actually Book Your Next Vacation?

It doesn't really matter what day of the week you book. What matters is how far in advance you book.<p>With the help of the data science team at Kayak, BuzzFeed figured out the best times to actually book your next vacation. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn't really matter what <i>day of the week</i> you …

Books

27 Reasons You Have The Urge To Hit The Road

Wanderlust: It's a real thing.

Paddleboarding

11 Inspiring Stories Of People Who Left Normal Life And Embarked On An Adventure

So, are we quitting our desk jobs now or later?

Megan Smith

8 Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Weekend Getaway

Escaping for a long weekend can be the best, right? But these tragic -- and totally avoidable! -- blunders can turn your quick getaway into "get me outta here!"<p>Escaping for a long weekend can be the best, right? But these tragic -- and totally avoidable! -- blunders can turn your quick getaway into …

Budget Travel

21 Things Every Traveler Wishes They Owned

I just want a comfy pair of sweatpants I can wear on a plane.

Shopping

16 Hotels That Are So Cool You'll Want To Stay Forever

Make where you lay your head a destination in itself.

Palm Springs

What Are the Best Travel Hacks?

Here is 44 years of travel advice from a military brat and a military veteran who's been around the world a time or three.<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>Answer by Thomas Snerdley,</i><p>Here is 44 years of travel advice from a military brat and a military veteran who's been around the world a …

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22 Things You Should Know Before You Stay In A Hostel

Hostels are the best part of studying abroad. ...and the worst part. ...and the most insanely, ridiculously funny part.<p>Heed our advice, young children, and know before you go.<p>1. “Twenty-two bed dorms” are, in fact, dorms with twenty-two beds. If you never lived in a sorority, now’s your chance.<p>2. …

Organizing a Trip Around the World

Organizing this trip was not easy. I wasn't just thinking about how to survive the relationship (he was not my husband then), but how to budget, prepare, get the tickets, book hotels, and plan our itinerary and meetings for every city we would be visiting.<p>This is the beginning of the adventure of …

Star Alliance

Smart Travel Advice: Ignore All Travel Tips (Except This One, Of Course)

I've been following <b>Gary Arndt's</b> odyssey since 2007, when he started traveling more or less non-stop. "I've been to over 140 countries and territories around the world and all 7 continents," he says. "I also have made a point of visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites whenever I can." To date, he's …

5 Travel Resolutions to Keep This Year

Rather than setting broad, sweeping goals, why not approach them in a more specific manner? In addition to getting in shape and quitting vices, many people resolve to travel more.<p>Right about now your social media timeline is filling up with reflections on the past year, Statigr.am videos, optimism …

Flying

Three Clutch Travel Apps

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Flight attendant <b>Heather Poole</b>–aka blogger and best-selling author of <i>Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet</i>–shares smartphone tools that will get you flying high in no time.<p><b>Afraid to fly?</b><p><b>MyRadar</b> is a lifesaver. Red, blue, …

7 Travel Rules You Should Definitely Ignore

You don't have to listen to <i>everything</i> your mother tells you.<p>As millennials, we've decided that some travel rules are more than okay to ditch.<p><b>"Know before you go."</b><p>Detailing an itinerary before your trip is <i>so</i> last decade. The "must-sees" on travel sites or in guidebooks often turn out to be …

The 10 Commandments for Girls with Long-term Travel Plans — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Packing for a two-week beach holiday is easy as pie. Packing for a six- or twelve-month …