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The Life-Changing Value of Embracing New Experiences

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The Life-Changing Value of Embracing New Experiences

One of life’s greatest gifts is that you can never run out of things to do. There are 192 countries you could visit, over 4000 large cities, more than a million mountains to climb, and 7.5 billion people to meet. Yet somehow, feelings of boredom and stagnation are common. It can be easy to settle into a routine at the expense of trying new things. While there is value in stability, this needs to balanced with trying something new. Looking into some of the research, it is clear that embracing new experiences can be life changing for your levels of...

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Travel Trendsetters: Debunking Travel Myths with Journalist David Torrance

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Travel Trendsetters: Debunking Travel Myths with Journalist David Torrance

Visiting all 193 countries across the globe might seem nigh on impossible, but researcher and journalist David Torrance has made it his goal to complete this incredible feat by the age of 50 – and he’s only 48 countries away from doing it. In the second edition of our Travel Trendsetters series, we quiz this former political columnist on what drives him to explore, chat about his hairiest travel encounters, and find out what’s next on his travel bucket list.David Torrance began his career in journalism 19 years ago with the Edinburgh Evening News. Since then, he’s authored numerous political...

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A Guide to Souvenirs For The Minimalist Traveler

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A Guide to Souvenirs For The Minimalist Traveler

Are they just pointless knick-knacks, a waste of space in the backpack? Are they designed solely to overcharge tourists or are they a meaningful way to preserve the memory of some of life’s greatest experiences? Whatever your thoughts on souvenirs, they pose a problem for minimalists. On the face of it, it seems that a true minimalist will only pack the bare essentials, but this isn’t necessarily true. Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, who wrote the book on minimalism, define a minimalist lifestyle as choosing your possessions “more deliberately and more consciously.” With that in mind, you can apply...

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5 Promising Travel Projects to Look Out For on Product Hunt in 2019

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5 Promising Travel Projects to Look Out For on Product Hunt in 2019

Founded in November 2013, Product Hunt is the best place for digital nomads to search for exciting new projects. These innovative startups exist to make daily life easier so you can get on with traveling the world and staying productive as you go. Whether you are looking to increase your work output, save money, or reduce your day to day stress, Product Hunt is bound to have the ideal project for you. Below you will find five of the hottest ones right now. TravelStop No app can do everything, but TravelStop comes pretty close. Like many other travel companies, you...

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How To Meet People While Traveling (Even If You Find It Difficult)

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How To Meet People While Traveling (Even If You Find It Difficult)

Travel is, without a doubt, one of the best ways to make connections and establish friendships. When it comes to personality types, however, most of us lie on a spectrum, somewhere between withdrawn (introverted) and gregarious (extroverted). These personality types are also known as ‘ambiverts.’ In talking about the introverted traveler, we refer to someone who finds comfort in their own company, often viewing time spent around others as a burden. With most people a mix of both introvert and extrovert, it’s easy to find yourself feeling just a tad more Buddhist monk than a social butterfly. If you find...

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Save Money With These 5 Powerful Airport Hacks

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Save Money With These 5 Powerful Airport Hacks

Being frugal while traveling gets a lot of airtime. While dodging tourist traps, booking the right accommodations, and eating like a local are all good tips, often times we underestimate the money spent while actually in transit. Airport expenses really add up. When a beer, a magazine, and an uninspiring salad somehow comes out to $30, it’s time we take these expenses into account. Here are five powerful airport hacks that will help you save money while on the move.  Stock Up on SnacksReally this header should read “Don’t Buy Anything at the Airport,” but we know the Starbucks is...

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4 Health Hazards of Frequent Flying and How to Hack Each of Them

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4 Health Hazards of Frequent Flying and How to Hack Each of Them

I think we can all agree that perhaps the human body didn’t evolve to handle a 13-hour cross-continental flight from Los Angeles to Beijing. The general sense of crumminess we feel after landing is not an illusion -- it’s the body’s response to being launched 35,000 feet into the air, whipped around between time zones, sandwiched between strangers, and being fed a foil-wrapped concoction that’s criminally called a meal. If you’re a frequent flyer, listen up. There are a few health hazards you should keep in mind before hopping on your next flight. Luckily, they’re fairly simple to keep in...

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