5 of the Best Things To Do in Rio de Janeiro!

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If you read my last post on Rio, you know that the obsession is real. I ended up staying in this magnetic city for 3 weeks and found myself reminiscing on my top five experiences that absolutely perfected my trip.

And while it’s unrealistic to think that your travel experiences will be identical to mine, I can at least give you some pointers on ways to maximize your time when you come here.…

Why I Stopped Letting Housekeeping Tidy Up My Room

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Being on vacation means that sometimes the hardest question you’ll have to ask yourself is ‘how soon is too soon for cocktails?’ and ‘do I keep the “DO NOT DISTURB” sign on so housekeeping skips over my room?’ 

I empathize to the deepest degree with your dilemma.

And after a couple random run-ins and a few chats with housekeepers here in Brazil, it led me to ask my Facebook network about their thoughts which you could see/read their responses in its entirety here.…

Travel Insurance: Everything You Need To Know

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Something I’ve learned the hard way while traveling over the years, is how you’re never really immune to disasters or random mishaps on the road, no matter how experienced of a traveler you are.

You could plan every detail, confirm all your information, and the universe will still find a way to politely screw remind you who wears the pants in this travelationship.…

How I’ve Saved Hundreds of Dollars to Travel By Couchsurfing

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I can already hear the voice of naysayers now — “Wait, surfing without water? What is this sorcery?!”

Trust me, I echoed your same concerns, but before you write something off as crazy, you need to understand how it works. So allow me to explain.

Couchsurfing, beyond its name, is so much more than landing free accommodation on your travels.…

Travel or a Relationship: Why Are Women Having to Choose?

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I’m not a man-hater most days, but I am fiercely independent. So when I get regular emails from aspiring female travelers feeling like they have to put their desire to travel on hold because their significant other isn’t comfortable with it, I cringe inside.

If you’ve ever felt like traveling the world and maintaining a relationship back home were mutually exclusive concepts, I’ve been sent here by the good Lord himself to deliver some breaking news — ’tis simply not the case.…

Visiting Puerto Rico and Becoming an Island Queen

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As a part of the Choice Hotels Caribbean Campaign, I was invited to the gorgeous island of Puerto Rico alongside Derio to explore the sights and highlight all the fun and adventurous things that can be done around the island.

Now there’s a few reasons why Puerto Rico should be near the tops of your bucket lists, especially for Americans, of which 60% still don’t own passports (but that number is shrinking!

How I’m Finally Mastering A Foreign Language, And How You Can Too

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There is absolutely nothing sexier than speaking a second language. To me, it’s the closest thing we’ll ever get to having a super power.

People who speak more than one language are able to connect with more people, have more professional opportunities, and develop a newfound confidence that only comes when you’ve mastered a language other than your native tongue.…

All Your Fears About Solo Travel, Answered Here

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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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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.…

5 Cities in Europe Where Black Skin Color is Welcomed

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So I’m not here to write another think piece on the recent events affecting the black community in America, because I’ve already said all I needed to say here, which by the 1K+ likes and 500+ shares, I’ll take it as a step in the right direction towards understanding the importance of this much needed dialogue within our divided United States.…

6 Things I Loved About Visiting Jordan

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While the year is barely at its halfway mark, I can easily name Jordan as one of my top 5 destinations from 2016 so far.

And I’ve been to a loooot of places this year. We started with my book tour across North America, from my alma mater at Baker University to Chicago to Toronto, then New York, Ireland, England, Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Greece, Italy, and now Switzerland where I’m currently writing this from.…

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