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Holiday shopping can feel overwhelming in the best of times. If you’re abroad and buying for people on a different continent, it can be hard to know where to start. Whether you’ll be traveling home for the holidays or sending gifts to your loved ones overseas, here are some tips to keep in mind to make the process easier.  Gift…

Getting out into nature and moving at a slower pace is restful and restorative for the body and the mind. But traveling in nature, tent camping and road tripping via car often come with lots of hassles. And hotels and rental accommodations can get expensive. Camper vans give you the best of both worlds—they come complete with beds, cooking stations…

Unfortunately, climate change shows no signs of slowing down—but neither do travelers. As global tourism increases, the need to reduce our travel emissions and practice greater travel-related sustainability is necessary.  In addition to improving the planet’s health, conscious efforts to stay healthy and environmentally accountable are critical in protecting health from climate change impacts. Here are three ways you can…

Tourism can boost a community’s economy by bringing in more people to spend money at local businesses and attractions. But overtourism happens when a destination buckles under the volume of tourism, tanking quality of life for locals, destroying the natural environment and, in turn, negatively affecting the experiences for future visitors. Tourism has been especially tricky during the pandemic, with…

After a long two years of worrying about illness, many people are returning to normal life this summer—which means international travel has picked up. The problem is that many folks are still getting infected with COVID, and staff shortages are leading to many disruptions at airports across the world.  If you have plans to travel internationally this summer, here are…

With fewer COVID restrictions limiting large-scale celebrations, 2022 is a good year to travel and experience another culture’s Pride. We’ve put together a starter list of famous festivals all over the world. Different cultures hold Pride at different times of year, so maybe you can even hit up more than one! São Paulo, Brazil. (June) The largest pride procession in…

Today's technology makes it easy to work remotely from abroad. In addition to freelancers, now even full-time employees with flexible or remote-first working policies can go abroad while keeping their jobs.  Before you book your flight, there are details, from reachability to tax concerns, to sort out with your employer. Preparations prior to working remotely from abroad may include researching…

Every culture seems to have local fruits, herbs or activities that they swear by to promote health and wellbeing. While some may be far-fetched on a scientific level, others have been proven to have true medicinal qualities. The following health secrets have seen promising results as everything from anti-cancer treatments to anti-inflammatories and stress relievers.  Golden Root in Russia The…

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