I Want to Travel the World: 50 Memories in 50 Countries

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I want to Travel the World

We just crossed the border from South Africa over to Namibia. I am over the moon with excitement for what this trip through the Namibian desert will bring. However, it is also a milestone for me because I have now set foot in and traveled through 50 countries! I know that numbers don’t matter and many travelers choose not to “count countries”, but I have always found that setting a goal pushes me to actually do something. Long ago, I told myself I would see the world. Having traveled to 50 countries I have now been in more than 25% of the … Read More

Around the World with Instagram: Destinations to Make You Pack Your Bags

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Around the World with Instagram

I think it’s safe to say that the world is one beautiful places. Some destinations are so amazing that it’s hard to believe they are real. So I took to Instagram to find the most breathtaking destinations showcased by real people on Instagram. I use Instagram to fuel my motivation to travel, and sometimes we even hand pick certain destinations because of a photo on Instagram. From Finland to Antarctica, if these photos don’t make you pack your bags to jet set around the globe then I don’t know what will! So let’s work our way around the world, shall … Read More

How to Make the Most Out of Your Time in Bali

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Make the Most Out of Your Trip to Bali

It was 3 a.m. in Australia, I was three weeks into my study abroad in the land down under. Just out of curiosity I hopped on Skyscanner to see if I could find any great international flight deals from Sydney. $500 roundtrip to Bali was one of the first deals that came up. Immediately I called my friend. “Do you want to go to Bali for a week? There is a special flight deal but it expires in five hours – make a decision!” Needless to say, we both made split decisions and quickly booked the flight to Bali. One month … Read More

Five International Trips to Take with Your Tax Refund

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Income tax returns are due to the American government on April 18th, for the Aussies and Brits this date is October 31st. All over the world tax day is coming up fast! Hopefully, this means a little extra cash in your pocket from last years hard earned work. If you’ve been staring at that desktop photo of Fiji for longer than you can remember then now is the time to take that long deserved trip. Whether it be a long or short vacation go grab your lover, bestie, or family and hop on a plane.  Here are five international trips … Read More

Travel Bloggers Reveal the 20 Best Cafes Around The World

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The Best Cafes Around The World

The secrets out. We LOVE coffee! Even better than the coffee itself, is the surroundings your submersed in while sipping on those freshly ground beans. When we get to a new, unknown, and unexplored city we always set out to find that perfect cafe.  Apparently, so do other travel bloggers – here are the best cafes around the world, as told by travel bloggers! Coffee Gurus Unite: The 20 Best Cafes Around the World Stuart at Am I Nearly There Yet says Aunty Pegs in Melbourne, Australia Why is it the best? As huge coffee snobs, discovering and chilling out in epic … Read More

Off the Beaten Path Travel: I Wasn’t Planning on Going There

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Off the Beaten Path Travel

After writing a handful of blog posts, I realized there is a consistent pattern and viewpoint of many of the destinations I have traveled to.  Even while sharing travel stories with friends, family, and travelers alike, many of my sentences start out the same. “I wasn’t planning on going there.” I tend to travel with a pretty open schedule, and when I hear about cool places or things it’s hard to justify not making the trip!  The most common way I hear about off the beaten path travel destinations is from staying in hostels with like-minded travelers.   One of … Read More

Why You Should Study Abroad At Least Once

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10 Reasons to Study Abroad at Least Once

Breathing in the unfamiliar air, staring at the ocean from a completely different vantage point. The world around me had just opened up, and I felt small. I was 21 the first time I traveled abroad alone.  A dream of mine was to study abroad like my mother, and nailing down a country to do it in was the hardest part. After months of deliberation, I landed on Australia, to this day I still don’t know exactly why.  My school (UNCW – Go Seahawks!) participated with a number of international schools, and it was easy to do a semester exchange … Read More