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Traveling with friends can be a great way to create memories with the people you care about, to see the world with kindred spirits, and to save a bit of money at the same time.  However, it can also be an experience that leaves everyone with frayed nerves, lingering irritations and a negative impression.  At times, the traveling habits of even our closest friends can become too much to bear – here are some things to avoid while traveling with friends. Getting Drunk Without question, for many people a few drinks while watching the sun go down from a roof…

Thinking about quitting your job to go travelling? Tempting, isn’t it? Often, though, there’s so much to think about with a decision like this that you end up putting it off and never biting the bullet. Here is why you should start making plans to work, live, and travel abroad today (plus some inspiring pictures to give you an extra push in the right direction). Trust us; you’re not going to regret it.   Source: Trekking Rinjani | CC By 2.0 You Don’t Need As Much Money As You Think As long as you’re choosing to work abroad, you don’t…

The days leading up to your holiday departure can be stressful to say the least. What if you forget something? My answer? Write a list! Some would say this is my answer to everything, but I’ve never forgotten anything yet, so it must work! Here is your pre-holiday checklist – feel free to add your own ideas, or tick them off as you go. How are you going to get to the airport? Do you need to book a coach or train? Or are you going to drive yourself to the airport? I do this regularly, and I always book…

For many young people, the months following graduation from high school or college are spent searching for employment, temporary or otherwise. For some, however, there is the lure of adventure and discovery, and the next stop after school ends is to begin seeing the world and traveling. Whatever the theme of the trip, whether for volunteer work, exploration or simply a chance to spend time in a foreign country, the first successful long term trip or gap year that a young person undertakes begins with proper planning of the budget. Planning a gap year budget Though there are certainly exceptions,…

Whether it is a city break to an exciting destination such as Dubai, a relaxing holiday in a luxury resort, or a more adventurous trek across the desert terrain, packing for that very first trip to a hot country can be a nightmare. Picking up heatstroke, sunstroke or sunburn, or becoming dehydrated, are all surefire ways of ruining a holiday and, unfortunately, there are still far too many US tourists visiting scorching, desert destinations without taking any of the extreme conditions into consideration.  A big mistake!  Even for those about to take a holiday in the most cosmopolitan of resorts,…