How to Pack Efficiently

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Tweet If you are planning a long trip abroad, how should you pack efficiently?  Here are a few quick tips to pack your suitcase or backpack: 1.  Think about what you want to bring with you on your journey.  Click here for …

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The Secret to Staying Cool: The Fan

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Tweet Imagine while traveling you encounter scorching heat.  All you want to do is jump into a pool of ice cubes.  Well, if this is not an option, why not carry something compact like a fan?  As part of my packing …

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Preparing for a long camping tour in Africa

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Tweet I am only a few days away from my 45-day camping tour and I am excited and anxious at the same time.  I have booked a trip with Intrepid Travel for a camping tour from Nairobi, Kenya to Cape …

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4 Tips for Doing Laundry Abroad

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Tweet This post is dedicated to Tara, a good friend and frequent visitor to this website.  Tara requested a post on doing laundry abroad. If you have any ideas for a post or would like to be a guest writer, …

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Preparing for a long South America journey

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Tweet I am two days away from my South American adventure and I feel a bit anxious.  Although I have packed and prepared for these types of trips numerous times, I always feel that my world is racing at 100 …

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Number my stuff!

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Tweet Depending on your location and travel style, deciding what to pack can be difficult.  A few essentials that I almost always have in my pack:  identification, money, camera, plastic bags, anti-bacterial soap/wipes, and tissue papers.

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5 Steps in planning your next adventure!

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Tweet The dreaded word-planning.  Most people want to escape from reality when they are traveling around the world. But if you can only travel for a limited amount of time, planning is sometimes essential.

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