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The holiday season is finally upon us. The hardest part of holiday shopping is finding gifts that people can, or will, actually use. It can be especially difficult to shop for someone who is a frequent traveler. They’re always on the go, so typical gifts may not be of much use to them. If you currently find yourself in this predicament, keep reading to find some unique gifts for the travelers in your life. Wallets The best travelers tend to be the most organized. The first step of organizing yourself for travel is figuring out your wallet situation. It’s where…

The prospect of travel can be intimidating, but traveling will change your life for the better. From long-haul flights to packs of wild dogs, traveling has forced me to embrace change and deal with my insecurities and fears head-on. Here are six reasons why you should travel and how it will change your life. Change Your Mentality I’m a teacher by trade in America, and when I started, I had no idea how undervalued and underappreciated teachers are. I’d always heard teachers complain about it, but until you’ve lived that life, you can’t truly understand it. I’ve had kids threaten…

Some people have nerves of steel. Unlike the rest of us mere mortals, these superhumans don’t get nervous due to something as silly as airplane turbulence. Fear of flying is a nonentity, and they laugh in the face of danger. If you are anything like me and have experienced extreme turbulence, you’ve said prayers, promised to go to church and tried to remind God of how much you’ve grown as a person in hopes that he spares you – all within a five-minute timeframe. Sound familiar? Fear of flying is real, and many people resort to using medication and/or alcohol…

If you’re reading this, then the chances are that you’ve at least thought about traveling or moving to another country. For first-timers, this is no small undertaking. Many travel articles you read online advise you to throw caution to the wind and leap blissfully into the unknown, but it isn’t always that simple. You have to approach travel from two perspectives – micro and macro. The micro-details are the smaller, interchangeable items like food, lodging, tours, and transportation. Macro details represent the bigger picture, and that’s the focus of this article. Moving to and/or visiting another country is a big…

Overseas travel has become more popular than ever in recent years. From backpackers to digital nomads, people are finding more ways to explore the world. If you haven’t found a way to fund your travels digitally, and you aren’t keen on the idea of backpacking, exploring the world can seem like a pipe-dream. It doesn’t have to be. Have you ever given consideration to teaching abroad? A more traditional way to fund overseas travel is by teaching English. In most cases, all you need is a college degree and a passport from an English-speaking country. There are generally two ways…

New York may be the media capital of the world, but live music bars in NYC are among the best on the planet. Having long been a haven for ambitious singers and musicians, New York provides a smorgasbord of delectable live music offerings. Much of the musical talent in NYC is up and coming, so you’ll often find it in the unlikeliest of places. If you happen to be in the New York area and you’re in the mood to witness musical greatness in the making, here are some places you should visit: 5)    Cleopatra’s Needle One of Manhattan’s…

New York City is a magical place. Primarily known for its skyscrapers, bustling crowds, and abundant nightlife, New York is also perfect for couples. Whether you’ve got a case of puppy-love or your love is full-grown, date night in NYC has something for you. With so many options to choose from, it can be laborious trying to arrange the perfect night out for you and that special someone. To help alleviate this burden, I’ve compiled a list of amazing locations that everyone should try. 7) Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn Bowl is a staple of the Williamsburg nightlife scene. It is the…

Travelers come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. They also have different goals and motives fueling their desire to travel. I can still remember the overwhelming sense of uncertainty that I experienced the first time I ever considered heading abroad. Where should I go? How long should I stay? What should I do while I’m there? For every answer I settled upon, I created two more questions. Since I know that there are other indecisive people out there struggling with these same issues, I’ve compiled a guide to help you during the decision-making process. Short-term travel Pros: See more in…

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