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Top 10 Ways to Travel Smarter, Safer, and Cheaper

Top 10 Ways to Travel Smarter, Safer, and Cheaper
A vacation can range anywhere from a dream to a nightmare. While some of that depends on circumstance, there's plenty you can do to make your travel easier, more efficient, and more fun. Here are our top 10 favorite tips, tricks, and hacks to help make your next trip really great. 10. Pack Your Bags More Efficiently A well-packed bag is one of the best ways to make traveling quite a bit more comfortable.

Voyages of a lifetime The romance of long ocean and river voyages of history holds powerful sway over the dreams of many world travellers. But there's no need to relegate the great voyage to the realm of books and dreams – many can still be done today in classic style. The following ocean and river voyages rank among the most iconic and memorable travel experiences on or off water. 5 Little-Known Websites That Will Save You Time and Money When Booking Airfare Online This article is by staff writer Adam Baker. Baker recently reflected on just how much money affects our internal values. When booking airfare online, most people think of the popular online aggregation sites. You know the ones: They have the fancy commercials, catchy jingles, and washed-up celebrity pitchmen.

Where is Point Nemo? You can't get farther away from land than 'Point Nemo.' This image from Google Earth shows the coordinates of Point Nemo. Google Earth also displays a subtle message 'written' on the sea floor. Can you spot it? Hike to the heavens on Angels Landing Trail, one of the most spectacular hikes in Zion National Park. Hike to the heavens on Angels Landing Trail, one of the most spectacular hikes in Zion National Park. Sign in or Join to recommend and comment on this experience. This hair-raising trail through twenty-one switchbacks and over sheer cliffs (chains bolted into the rock face serve as handrails) is not for the faint of heart. The reward for your effort, however, is miles of utterly immaculate views.

How To Cook Like Your Grandmother I’ve tried lots of brownie recipes: Boxes, scratch, frosted, plain, nuts, chips, fudge … Each of them has something to like, but depending on my mood I might want a change of pace. Not any more. My wife found this recipe, and it’s perfect. Stories An archive of Rolf's on-line feature stories and travel memoirs, arranged by country. For Rolf's general-interest essays and media criticism, try the Essays page. For a look at Rolf's favorite tales from his first ten years as a travel writer (including expanded versions of some stories listed below), check out his latest book, Marco Polo Didn't Go There. Andorra The Art of Writing a Story About Walking Across Andorra He traversed an entire nation in a long weekend. Now, Rolf shows how you can impress members of the opposite sex and write a textbook-perfect travel article in eight easy steps.

The 20 Best Travel Websites on the Internet - Golden Book Traveler - StumbleUpon Update: Visit the 2012 version of The 20 Best Travel Websites on the Internet I hope that everyone who attended my SXSW Core Conversation panel on How to Make Money Traveling Around the World enjoyed the presentation. As promised, I have a listing of my top 20 favorite travel websites (in no particular order). I’m still working on my eBook “70 Vacations in 7 Months“. The project has consumed most of my time of late.

How to plan a round-the-world trip - travel tips and articles 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. How to do it 10 Ways to Wake Up Gorgeous image: Getty Sometimes looking in the mirror first thing in the morning can be… challenging. Messy hair, dark circles, puffy face. Unless you’re Karlie Kloss, chances are it’s not a pretty sight. But it doesn’t have to be that way, check out our tips for looking sexy when you wake up—even if it’s 6 AM.

Getting Lost, And Loving It The most exciting thing about travel for me is the delicious sense of disorientation, that Alice-in-Wonderland sense that even the smallest, most mundane details of life have been switched around. For me, getting lost in a strange place isn't necessarily a bad thing at all. I like the sense of being totally cut off from the predictable world of my everyday life, immersed in the strangeness of the new. In the current issue of Travel + Leisure magazine, I have a short article talking about how traveling without navigational aids can boost your awareness of the world around you. As it happens, a friend of mine, the travel writer Matt Gross, has been thinking along the same lines.

How to Travel Full-Time for $17,000 a Year (or Less!) Wise Bread Picks For the last five years, I've been traveling the world full-time, and for less money than I've ever spent (and I'd wager less money than most people would spend) to live in one place. My worldly possessions fit into one bag (just larger than carry-on size) and a backpack containing my laptop and computer gear. This small entourage (weighing less than 45 pounds in total) comes with me as I wander around the world, sometimes quickly, but mostly slowly. In 2011 alone, I traversed 13 countries and over 45,360 miles. Sounds pretty expensive, huh?

GUEST POST - photos by: Kathleen Bly post designed by kristin ess Mad love for our first guest post winner, Taylor Nick!!! I am fully obsessed with this bohemian-inspired-braided-goodness! Even though Taylor had some SERIOUS competition, there’s no doubt that this little lady took the cake in our hair tutorial contest. 11 Goal Hacks: How to Achieve Anything Goal-setting research on fantasising, visualisation, goal commitment, procrastination, the dark side of goal-setting and more… We’re all familiar with the nuts and bolts of goal-setting. We should set specific, challenging goals, use rewards, record progress and make public commitments (if you’re not familiar with these then check out this article on how to reach life goals). So how come we still fail?

12 Guy Trips That Will Change Your Life digg 1. Paddle the Grand Canyon Tackle 300 miles of some of the most powerful white water on the planet the old-school way, in a wooden boat.Why: Spending 13 to 18 days navigating the Colorado River through the mile-deep canyon, gazing up at 2 1/2 billion years’ worth of the earth’s crust on a nimble dory that launches you off the lips of roiling rapids turns you into a geologist, a waterman, and a more humble human being. 2.

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