Living Abroad and Teaching English with a TEFL Certification

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I can’t help but think how privileged we are as native English speakers to have a world of opportunity around us, as the need for English teachers globally will always be a job in demand.

And if you’re someone who’s looking for a new challenge, adventure, or direction in life, I couldn’t recommend this career switch enough.…

Why Egypt Should Move to the Top of Your Bucket List

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If your idea of what Egypt is like stops at the image of the Pyramids of Giza, then you are greatly mistaken about the layers of history and beauty that’s waiting to be found in this country.

Egypt is a country that’s been on my mind for a while, and it’s a place many of my friends have expressed the desire to travel to, but they’re typically hesitant about doing it alone.…

Online Travel Booking Scams & How to Avoid Them

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5.2 billion dollars — that’s how much travelers are spending every year on fraudulent and misleading online booking transactions.

That’s why the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) are launching a “Search Smarter” education and awareness campaign this summer to educate travelers on the benefits of booking directly through company websites.

While I’m an optimist at heart and believe the world is made up of innately good people, the reality is that there are a few sour apples both in person and online with ulterior motives to mislead travelers that could cost them money.…

Introducing ili: The World’s Fastest Offline Translator for Travelers

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One of the biggest struggles of long-term travel is finding ways to communicate in foreign countries. While English is very much a universal language, it shouldn’t be expected for other countries to always cater to you, and that’s why I try and learn at least 10-15 words of the local language before I arrive so that my effort is acknowledged and people are more likely to help with my needs.…

Sitting down to take a stand: Greensboro, North Carolina

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of U.S. Civil Rights Trail. All opinions are 100% mine.

Sitting down to take a stand was the powerful method of operation for a young group of black students Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr. and David Richmond, who were refused service at a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, but stayed and sat in until it closed anyway.…

Attending the Sake Festival in Japan

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There are so many reasons why Japan is my favorite country in the world, from their collective mannerism, to their nearly 100% literacy rate, to their stunning fashion, to their overall dedication to excellence.

When I think about my childhood, Nintendo64, Yoshi, Pokemon, and Sailor Moon come to mind. My guide immediately exclaimed, “Ooooh, you’re that generation.” Haha!…

Sri Lanka: The Pearl of the Indian Ocean

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“But why Sri Lanka??? a friend from the U.S. asked me as I pissed my pants with excitement for this highly-anticipated adventure.

“But… why not!?” I replied, reminding her that every lesser-known destination is a beautiful gem waiting to be discovered.

What intrigued me most about Sri Lanka was how nobody I knew had been there yet.…

Donkey Republic – 24/7 Bike Rentals Around the World

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There’s no better thrill than biking through a new city, wind blowing through your hair, and you unleashing the child within.

Bike-riding is one of the most eco-friendly modes of transportation, and countries like the Netherlands and Denmark can be a biker’s paradise for navigating the city.

I once tried to rent a bike in Barcelona and failed, as I needed a national card to open up an account and unlock a bike.…

7 Reasons Why Everyone is Visiting Puerto Rico

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While 2017 has already sprung upon us and everyone is fine-tuning their bucket lists for the new year, I had to make an article about why Puerto Rico should be near the top, because it’s one of the easiest travel destinations I’ve been to recently.

So much goes into perfecting a vacation, and when it comes to first-time travelers, backpackers, or fashionistas, Puerto Rico is the perfect destination for all of the above and more.…

Street Art Photo Essay | Our Road Trip Through Germany

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Anyone up for a roadtrip? Well, a virtual one — because there was way too much street art in Germany, to contain in one post.

First off, it’s worth mentioning that our itinerary was an ambitious one. While no day was the same, every morning was quite similar, jumping out of bed, trying to remember what city I was in, rushing down to breakfast to greet the bright-eyed crew, and then hitting the road to meet with the first local street artist of the day before moving on to the next city.…

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