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When I was 24 years old, I quit my job to travel the world by myself for a year. I worked three jobs for eight months to save up just enough to shoestring my way across Europe, parts of Asia, and New Zealand. I’ve since moved to Copenhagen and Paris by myself, too. And while I set off in search…

In most cases, it’s totally safe for pregnant women to travel. They are, however, more vulnerable to certain ailments and diseases while flying and abroad. In addition, there are some logistical aspects to planning and accomplishing travel that may look different during pregnancy. By taking a few extra precautions, it’s possible to have a perfectly safe and comfortable travel experience…

Traveling with a partner is one of the best ways to find new depths in your relationship. Sharing a new experience creates shared memories, shared stories and a new understanding of both yourself and the person you’re traveling with. But it can also bring about new sources of tension, conflict and stress.  It's very possible to have a stress-free travel…

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…

The ever-shrinking space-per-person on modern airplanes can make air travel an uncomfortable ordeal. Longer, international flights may not only be uncomfortable for some passengers but also potentially life-threatening; when you’re stationary for a long period of time, you can develop deep vein thrombosis (DVT). When this happens, blood clots in your legs and other deep veins may break free and…

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There’s something incredibly satisfying about getting around by public transit in a foreign place. Taking the bus or subway may not sound so exciting. No one is thrilled about a long commute. But, when I’m travelling, figuring out a new public transit system is one of the most enjoyable things about arriving in a new city.  While some tourists may…

Thank you. It’s a common way of politely expressing your appreciation to someone who did you a favor. But in some parts of the world, it’s actually considered rude. In every culture, you’ll find people use a variety of phrases and gestures to convey different messages. More often than not, we don’t even realize it. We grow up accepting these…

flying with an ear infection

Flying can be uncomfortable on the ears under the best circumstances. As the plane changes altitude and air pressure fluctuates, your ears may feel blocked or pop. Normally, this is just a regular part of flying. However, if you or a child you’re traveling with has an ear infection, it could lead to a ruptured eardrum. If you have an…

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