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Should You Buy or Rent Camping Gear?

Should You Buy or Rent Camping Gear?
If you want a tent, a stove and other equipment, read this before you rent or buy so you don't waste your money. If you're embarking on a camping trip, you'll be faced with an important question: Should you buy camping gear and keep it forever or rent it for anywhere from one day to two weeks?...

How to Pack for a Road Trip

How to Pack for a Road Trip
Find out what you need to make your summer road trip unforgettable. Hitting the road and taking the scenic route isn’t just a cinematic trope; it’s a classic American pastime. Sure, you could fly—or take a train or a bus—but there’s something to be said for rounding up some friends or family...

Back-to-School Shopping List: Everything You Need to Pack Your Dorm Room in a Bag

Back-to-School Shopping List: Everything You Need to Pack Your Dorm Room in a Bag
Overwhelmed by packing for college? Get the low-down on how to pack your dorm room essentials. Congratulations, class of 2014! With graduation comes the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the story of your life—college, adulthood and freedom! The all-consuming anticipation of living (almost)...

The World's Hottest New Hostels

The World's Hottest New Hostels
From Copenhagen to Chiang Mai, from Miami to Mexico City, these accommodations may be budget friendly—but they don’t skimp on charm, creativity or coolness cache. Have you checked out the dorm-bed scene lately? In the last few years, a new crop of design-centric, trendsetting hostels have cropped...

How to Survive an Overnight Bus Trip Traveling Abroad

How to Survive an Overnight Bus Trip Traveling Abroad
Whether you’re trying to avoid blowing your entire trip budget on a pricey plane ticket—or simply trying to get from A to B using the only method available—you’re bound to take an overnight bus at some point during your international travels. Here’s how to make the best of an often-bumpy,...

Should You Study Abroad or Do an Internship?

Should You Study Abroad or Do an Internship?
Stuck between applying for a summer internship or a doing a semester abroad? Consider these factors in your decision. Summer is still here, but application deadlines for internships and study abroad programs are right around the corner. Still deciding whether to spend your semester exploring new...

Android and iPhone Photo Tips: How to Make a Slideshow

Android and iPhone Photo Tips: How to Make a Slideshow
Want to share the incredible vacation shots you took with your iPhone or Android? Follow these step-by-step instructions to turn your smartphone photos and video into a vacation slideshow that will have everyone reaching for the “like” button! Your vacation may be over, but chances are, the...

5 Best iPhone and Android Apps for Business Travelers

5 Best iPhone and Android Apps for Business Travelers
If your smartphone is your favorite travel companion, make it even more invaluable and efficient by loading it up with the top 5 apps for business travelers. You may have some trusted travel buddies in your life, but few can hold a candle to the best travel companion of them all: a smartphone! For...

Best Mountain Bike Trails in US

Best Mountain Bike Trails in US
For a scenic and fun ride, grab your wheels (and a helmet, of course!) and head to one of these three top mountain biking trails. Looking for adventure? You've come to the right place! These three top mountain biking trails range from the "beginner" to "expert" level and offer varied terrains and...

How to Pack Oversized Items When Flying

How to Pack Oversized Items When Flying
Whether you’re toting a guitar, a bike, or a stroller, there are plenty of restrictions when it comes to checking and carrying on large, bulky items. Follow this checklist to make sure that your item makes it on board—and arrive safely at your final destination. When you're preparing for a flight,...

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