Travel Tips

Is the Chinatown bus worth it?

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My friends will tell you that I’m a sucker for a good deal. This goes for pencil skirts as well as airfare. When it comes to traveling from Boston to New York city, there is no better deal than the Chinatown bus. Not only is it less than $50 round-trip, but the bus drops you […]

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How to Pack for a Safari, in a Carry-on

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I like it when my luggage arrives at my final destination. Fortunately, it always has. This past summer was my first trip to Africa, and I had heard stories of bags going missing en route to Tanzania. There was no way I was going to risk losing my baggage. So I decided to pack everything […]

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How to Choose a Mountain Guide

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I hopped on the back of the tiny motorcycle in Jarabacoa, a tropical yet rustic Dominican town at 1,736 feet above sea level. My driver was a soft-spoken man, who acted surprised when asked the night before if he’d bring me a helmet to wear. He rested his backpack on top of the gas tank […]

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So you want to be a travel blogger?

There were hundreds milling about, clutching iPads and shiny new business cards, eager to network with complete strangers. They did so easily. Conference attendees downed their coffee while exchanging stories of rides on chicken buses and tips on where to stay in India. One could tell these were hardened travelers, accustomed to finding their way […]

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Tips for Traveling with Back Pain

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If you’re anything like me, you dig travel. That is, the “once you’re there” bit, but detest the hours spent in cramped airplane seats. Whether you’re a seasoned business traveler logging frequent flier miles, or the fearless fan of chicken buses who likes to get off the beaten path, here are a few ideas for […]

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