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Is It Safe for Women to Travel Alone?

In this day and age, there are a lot of contradictions surrounding safety for women. One one hand, we modern women tend to be strong and savvy, and we like to think we can take care of ourselves. On the other hand, this is 2008, and the world is not a safe place for anyone, let...

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4 Things You Should When Traveling to Avoid Parasites, Bugs, and Deadly Diseases

Traveling is something that most people in the world love doing. Some people who may not like traveling, end up doing it because it is part of their job. It is essential or necessary for you to note that when you are visiting various countries or places, you can get yourself exposed to various things. You...

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Must Have Travel Items for Travel to Third World Countries

The first time I went to a third world country I was sixteen years old, had no clue what to expect, and subsequently, was hardly prepared. I learned quickly, however, what I should have brought, and the next time I went to a third world country, I was much more prepared! Here are some must-have items if...

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Christmas on the Mediterranean

The holidays mean many things to many people, but the main theme of the season seems to center around one thing: family. People visit their parents and relatives, families assemble in large numbers, and everything is organized around getting everyone together. This is all fine and dandy if you have a typical family, but there is...

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Being Realistic About International Travel

Often when I visit the United States and people learn that I don’t live there anymore, they want to tell me about their own goals to visit other countries and see the world. I hear some pretty extreme plans from some people: “I want to go to Paris just for a one-day shopping trip,” or, “I...

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What to Expect from a Turkish Bath

One of the things people are always curious about when they come to Turkey is the Turkish bath. Many even mention that they have seen Turkish baths in their own home towns, but were always too afraid to try it out. Your first visit to a hamam (as the locals call it) can be intimidating, but...

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What to Do When You Can’t Take Your Four-Pawed Companion With You

Sometimes it’s just impossible to bring your dog or cat with you when you travel. If you need to go cross-country, days traveling in a car isn’t the best thing for your pet, and flying them on a plane can be very expensive and traumatic for both them and you. Our furry little friends have become...

Why Planning a Backpacking Trip is So Essential

What Should I Pack?

When you work in the tourism industry, as I did for many years, you learn to be able to distinguish the seasoned travelers from the rookies, on sight. The experienced globe-trotter has packing down to an exact science. There is nothing lacking in what they’ve brought along, nor is there even one item extra. Everything has...