I’m not really one for New Year’s resolutions. I don’t think that making a list one night of ALL of the things I want to change or accomplish in life will actually make me do them. Plus, many times, my goals are WAY to lofty for me to even see a clear path to achieving them – like establishing myself as a travel writer – let alone for me to do in a year. Nevertheless, I’ve made a list of travel-themed New Year’s resolutions for you to add to your list. These are all ideas that I think have added to my travelling experiences in the past, so I thought I’d share them with you.
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I think the hardest dilemma of a travel writer is to tell or not to tell. Do I tell my readers about all of the cool things that I’ve found and all the amazing adventures I’ve went on? Or do I keep some for myself? For those who grew up with these amazing places? For those who have enough of an adventurous spirit to go off and find them on their own?
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I am not the kind of person to have a bucket list. The idea of having a list of things to do and needing to complete them all isn’t my thing – it’s basically another to-do list, and I’m not about that. I do have an adventure list, which is similar in that it is also a list of cool things to do; however, I do not feel the need to complete them all. But that won’t stop me from recommending 16 things to add to the bucket lists that you inevitably have. Continue reading “16 Things to Add Your Bucket List Right Now”
The wanderlust is real right now.
I’ve taken about half a dozen Buzzfeed quizzes telling me about my next travel destination or the type of traveler I am. I’ve talked to friends about potential trips to New Zealand, Iceland, and Canada. I’ve looked up flights to Cuba for Spring Break.
But I also don’t have the time or money to travel.
I know, excuses, excuses. But every once in a while, it is true. I need time to get a degree and for my wallet to recuperate. So instead, I’ve come up with a few ways to cope with the undying sense of wanderlust.
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I’ve recently realized that I have a knack for packing light. No matter where I go or how long I’ll be gone, I never bring more than one suitcase (including when I went to Switzerland for eight months). I decided that I should share some of my ideas, so here a few tips on how to pack light.
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A year ago today, I was at LAX, boarding a plane to Switzerland to start my amazing eight-month study abroad experience. I know this is going to sound cliché, but this was the most life-changing experience I’ve had thus far. I definitely think people should take the opportunity to do so, and so here are ten reasons to study abroad.
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Obviously, I’m still pretty new at this whole travel blogging thing. I mean, I love doing it, but I still have a lot to improve on. A LOT. To try to learn how to get better, I’ve been reading a bunch of travel blogs and online magazines, and here are a few of my favorites.
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Sometimes when you come back home from a trip (or, in my case, a year of study abroad), your hometown may seem a little boring. What happened to the adventure every day? Seeing new sites? Eating weird foods? Talking to cool people? It seems like all of that is gone. Since I’ve been back, I’ve tried to keep that spirit of adventure alive. I’ve spent a lot of time trying to find new, adventurous things to do, and here are the best ways to find some. Hopefully, with these tips, you’ll be able to explore your home too!
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This past weekend, a group of my friends and I spontaneously decided to road trip up to the Bay Area, just because we felt like it. We did it “for the lols” – and I didn’t regret it for even a second. So here are just a few reasons to take a spontaneous road trip.
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This week I went to Greece, where I tested my haggling skills. Now, there was a major mental barrier that I had to conquer before I could actually haggle. I actually felt bad thinking about arguing for a lower price with people who might need the money.
Then I realized that the vendors were prepared for people to haggle. They probably previously raised the price to compensate. And let’s be real, I don’t have a ton of money to be throwing around either – thank you, college.
I ended up successfully haggling for two of my souvenirs…well, I got them down to two-thirds of the original price. Obviously, I’m no means an expert, but here are a few tips that I learned on through my experiences.
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