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Quiz: Are You Ready for a Round the World Trip?

Quiz: Are You Ready for a Round the World Trip?
Find out if you’ve got the funds, gear, and motivation you need to launch the journey of a lifetime! Are you ready to depart on a worldwide, multi-month expedition? An RTW (round the world) trip can take a fairly extensive amount of planning and preparation—not to mention something of a lifestyle...

Travel Rain Day: How Real Travelers Beat a Bad Weather Forecast

Travel Rain Day: How Real Travelers Beat a Bad Weather Forecast
Don’t let a downpour ruin your vacation! Make the most of inclement weather with advice from travel bloggers on finding the sunny side of rainstorms. Patrícia Cuní knows all about dealing with bad weather on vacation. During a trip to Ljubljana, Slovenia, the Madaboutravel.com blogger headed out to...

How to Save Money for Your Next Big Vacation

How to Save Money for Your Next Big Vacation
Going on a major trip can be expensive, but by following these 5 simple money-saving strategies, you'll have a robust vacation fund in no time! Maybe you're dying to go on a safari , or a hut-to-hut hiking adventure or a bike tour in wine country , but you're worried that it might drill a serious...

International Travel Tipping Etiquette: How Much to Give Waiters, Maids, Baristas and Taxi Drivers

International Travel Tipping Etiquette: How Much to Give Waiters, Maids, Baristas and Taxi Drivers
Are you visiting a country where tipping is expected, appreciated in special circumstances—or actually considered insulting ? Avoid potential embarrassment or confusion by using this essential guide to tipping around the world to study up before you go! When it comes to tipping while traveling,...

How to Exercise Anywhere: 5 Portable Workout Plans for Travelers

How to Exercise Anywhere: 5 Portable Workout Plans for Travelers
Don’t let a hectic travel schedule keep you from getting or staying fit. Adopt one of these on-the-go exercise regimens, which can help you stay in shape in any city, state, time zone, or hemisphere! By nature, travel can be disruptive to a routine—including your workout routine—which makes it all...

2014 Travel Trends: Best New Travel Tech Gadgets and Accessories

2014 Travel Trends: Best New Travel Tech Gadgets and Accessories
Have you given up trying to go “off the grid” when you travel? Find the latest ways to stay connected, powered up, and plugged into the world with the hottest new travel gadgets and accessories. You may have noticed that the concept of “getting away from it all” has changed a lot in the past 5 to...

Rolling Luggage or a Travel Backpack: Which Should You Take on Your Trip?

Rolling Luggage or a Travel Backpack: Which Should You Take on Your Trip?
Does your next big adventure call for a travel bag that’s on wheels—or strapped to your body? Ask yourself these questions to help make the final call. You’ve final mastered the art of packing a carry on bag for every trip (go you!) but now it’s time to select which bag will join you on your next...

Post-Grad Travel: Choosing the Best Bag for Your Trip

Post-Grad Travel: Choosing the Best Bag for Your Trip
Whether you’re embarking on a round-the-world adventure, interviewing for a job in another city or planning your first business trip, master the moment of decision by choosing the right luggage for the journey. Your luggage may carry your belongings, but the sort of bag you choose says a lot about...

Extreme Travel: Adventure Sports in Latin America

Extreme Travel: Adventure Sports in Latin America
From surfing in El Salvador to driving down Death Road in Bolivia, we scouted seven of Latin America’s top high-adrenaline adventure sports. They may sound super-tough—but they’re safe enough for beginners. Calling all adrenaline junkies: Latin America is waiting for you. If you’re looking for...

Product Spotlight: Eagle Creek 2-in-1 Ultra-Lights

Product Spotlight: Eagle Creek 2-in-1 Ultra-Lights
Looking for a day bag that’s ultra-versatile, ultra-light, and packable? Eagle Creek’s 2-in-1 Ultra-Lights offer more function, more benefit, and more value. Every Ultra-Light expands AND converts into a second bag. In this Product Spotlight, we asked Eagle Creek Designer, Seth, to share a bit more...

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