Christmas Gift Ideas For Frequent Travelers In Your Life

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Christmas Shopping Ideas For The Travelers In Your Family
Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas | USA

‘Tis the season of corruptive and consumptive behavior joy and gift-giving to those we cherish in our lives!

Christmas shopping is easy for some and a bit more challenging for others — especially those who have that expensive hobby of traveling.

We all have that one person in our lives who’s never at home and we secretly hate them as they go from one exotic destination to the next, with no signs of slowing down any time soon.…

All Your Fears About Solo Travel, Answered Here

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All You Fears About Solo Travel, Answered Here | TheBlogAbroad.com
Koh Phangan, Thailand

I blame the media. I blame society. I blame our country.

Collectively, they’ve succeeded at making the world out to be this terrifying space of rapists, assaulters, and creeps. And I’m not just talking about Donald Trump’s residence.

But outside of that and our country, the idea that the world is something to be terrified of, especially if you venture alone is something I want to try to help debunk, because the reality is the fears we have only exists inside our heads.…

How To Legally Travel Around Europe For As Long As You Want

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Venice, Italy

One of the greatest privileges Americans, Canadians, Australians and others share when it comes to travel, is the Schengen Zone border-free access around Europe.

The Schengen (pronounced “SHAY-N-GEN”) got its name after the agreement was signed and passed in a small village called Schengen in Southern Luxemburg.

Schengen Zone countries are virtually part of this massive list spanning 26 countries for seamless travel around Europe.…

How To Pack Like A Pro!

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Carry-On Items | The Blog Abroad
A quick snapshot of my carry-on items. A detailed break-down of each item is listed below!

Now, before we get carried away, I should mention that I use the word “Pro” here very generously. The idea that anyone could be a professional at parting ways with more than half of their belongings and still maintain a smile and upward position (as opposed to a fetal one while crying), is nothing short of a miracle I’ve yet to fully grasp.…

10 Tips For Taking Stunning Travel Photos of Yourself

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Can anyone spot my phone (remote control) for how I took this photo? // Sydney, Australia

While I’d love to say there’s a hot European or a private photographer on the other side of my photos, the truth is, a majority of my pictures are taken on a self-timer or with specific instructions given to a nearby stranger (bless their hearts).…

The Problems With the Question, “How Do You Afford to Travel?”

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Whenever someone asks me how I afford to travel, I have to force myself not to respond with “selling Nutella by the spoonful and procrastinating Sallie Mae payments.” It’s just so funny because people think there’s this magic formula out there. This one-size-fits-all encompassing route that gives everyone an equal chance of seeing the world.

But our equal chances don’t mean we have an equal will or stubbornness to pursue traveling further than just a wish.…