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5 of the Most Accessible Travel Destinations in the World
Kate

For individuals who use wheelchairs or have disabilities that require them to get around differently, accessibility is incredibly important and can make the difference between being able to participate in…

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Travel Abroad Checklist: Don’t Forget to Pack These 10 Items
Kate

 When you’re traveling internationally, there are a number of essentials that you definitely don’t want to forget to pack. These are the type of items that will come in handy…

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The Best 3 Cruises from Baltimore
Kate

When you think about taking a cruise, do you picture shipping out from somewhere in Florida? You’re not alone—in fact, most travelers choose to cruise out from departure ports in…

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Top 3 Best Places to Get a Passport Photo
Kate

When it comes to international travel, the process of getting or renewing a passport can be one of the most tedious parts of the whole experience. If you’re not sure…

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A Checklist of Every Sight You Have to See In Dublin
Kate

Planning a trip to Dublin? If you search for things to do in the Emerald Isle’s capital city, you’ll likely find tourist classics like Temple Bar and the Guinness Storehouse….

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Travel Insurance for Short Trips & Weekends
Kate

So, you’re planning to take a trip soon and thinking about whether or not you should opt for travel insurance. The trip is only planned for a few days or…

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The 3 Best Cruises From New Orleans
Kate

One of our favorite ways to travel is by cruise ship. You get to check out multiple destinations on one vacation, spend time relaxing on a boat, and you can…

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4 Tips for Cruising During Hurricane Season
Kate

Hurricane season generally starts in June and continues through the end of November. It’s a season that travelers should be aware of so you can plan accordingly—especially if you’re thinking…

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Top 5 Mediterranean Cruise Destinations
Kate

Traveling this summer? If you ask us, it’s time for you to check a trip to the Mediterranean Sea off your bucket list. Stretching all the way from Spain to…

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Retiring & Ready to Travel? Check Out These Senior Discounts
Kate

If you ask us, getting older is pretty awesome. Each year we get closer to retirement, our travel dreams get bigger and better. The free time and extra funds that…

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How to Travel Around Iceland on the Cheap
Kate

For the past several years, Iceland has seen a significant increase in travelers coming to tour its stunning lagoons, hike its volcanoes, and hang out by its waterfalls. During this…

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Hazardous Activities Your Travel Insurance Won’t Cover
Kate

Do you consider yourself to be the adventurous type? The type who enjoys taking risks and taking part in hazardous activities when you travel? Or maybe that’s not really your…

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Family Vacation Destinations That Will Make Your Kids Smarter
Kate

Ahh, family travel. At times, one of the most enriching experiences a parent can have with their children. And at other times…pure chaos. The good news is, there are tons…

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Italy on a Budget: 5 Tips for How to Do it Right
Kate

Something about the month of February gives us the travel bug. It’s been a few months of colder weather for some and holiday travel is well behind us, so we’re…

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Why NOT to Buy Cruise Travel Insurance from Your Cruise Line
Kate

More often than not, when you’re selecting a cruise, there are several steps you have to go through in order to get your travel plans squared away. Flights to your…

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5 Must-See UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Kate

If you’re the type of traveler who’s eager to visit uniquely interesting spots, we recommend taking a look at UNESCO World Heritage Sites. What is a UNESCO World Heritage Site,…

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Travel Insurance Over 70 is So Important—Here’s Why
Kate

Did you know that the group of people in the US who travel the most are ages 65 to 80? That’s when most Americans become empty nesters and head into…

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Is Your Pregnancy Covered by Travel Insurance?
Kate

When you’re pregnant, insurance becomes more important than ever. You want to make sure that, in the unfortunate event that you experience any unforeseen issues, your medical assistance will be…

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How to Survive the World’s Busiest Airports
Kate

Heading out on your first international adventure this year? Be alert if one of your layovers include Beijing, Tokyo, Dubai, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai or Paris Charles de Gaulle since…

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5 Destinations You Should Avoid in 2019
Kate

If you’re like us, you’re probably already thinking ahead to your 2019 travel destinations. There are so many incredible places to see in the world, it can be hard to…

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5 Stylish Bags That’ll Fly on Basic Economy
Kate

Now that you’re pretty much an expert when it comes to basic economy travel, you’re going to need the right sized personal item to avoid any extra charges. Before we…

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7 Tips That Will Save You Money On Holiday Travel
Kate

The holiday season can get expensive really quickly. From gifts, to holiday parties, to family travel, it can be easy to lose your holiday spirit as your bank account depletes….

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Top 5 Tips to Stress-Free Holiday Travel
Kate

The holidays are right around the corner! For many, that means travel plans are coming up too. It’s an exciting time…but it can also be a bit stressful to get…

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5 Tips to Traveling During Hurricane Season
Meagan Teply

If you’re planning a trip to a hurricane-prone destination, especially during hurricane season, make sure you’re prepared and informed. The weather might be unpredictable, but here are five tips for…

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2018 Best Holiday Vacation Destinations
Meagan Teply

The holidays seem far away most times, but isn’t it funny how they creep up on us? If you’re looking to plan ahead a little bit, we’ve curated the top…

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Study Abroad: Your Top 4 Destinations
Kate

Calling all students! Have you considered studying abroad as part of your college experience? If you have, this post is for you. If you haven’t, we highly recommend it. It…

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Digital Nomads: What They Are and How to Be One
Meagan Teply

In this day and age, many different types of work can be done without ever stepping foot in an office. In fact, all you need is a computer, an internet…

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Wellness on the Go: Health Conscious Travel on the Rise
Meagan Teply

In many ways, vacation travel is associated with indulgence—a time to take a break from eating healthy and staying active and treat ourselves to whatever we want to eat, drink,…

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72 Hours in Lisbon
Meagan Teply

If you ask us, every traveler should do a backpacking trip through Europe at some point in our lives. Typically, Spain, France and Italy are known as the “must-see” countries,…

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Haiti Civil Unrest: Am I covered?
Meagan Teply

What Happened? Beginning last Friday (07/06/2018), Haitians performed protests following a 38% increase in gas and fuel costs in the nation. There were violent demonstrations, protests, and roadblocks, causing the…

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Top 5 Fireworks Spectacles You Have to See to Believe!
Meagan Teply

Watching a fireworks display is in the schedule for many Americans on the Fourth of July, among grill-outs, lawn games, and boating. It’s an American past-time that dates back to…

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A Sunrise Hike On Mount Batur
doubleoccupancy

blog post by Double Occupancy We silently sipped our coffee as the sun began its brilliant ascent over Bali. We were sitting on top of Mount Batur, one of Indonesia’s…

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What Vaccinations Do I Need for Southeast Asia
Yonder

A trip to Southeast Asia is an experience you’re sure never to forget. Along with all the wonderful memories, however, you may also bring back something a bit more pernicious…

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Want to Stay on Top of Travel Deals? Here’s How
Meagan Teply

For many of us, one of the main things that holds us back from traveling more than we already do is finances. Traveling is almost always well-worth the money, but…

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Long Flight Ahead? Try These Self-Care Tips
Meagan Teply

We’re going to say something that might sound crazy to some…but we love long flights. It hasn’t always been this way. But, over time, we’ve developed a travel routine that…

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Tying the Knot? Check Out These Destination Wedding Spots
Meagan Teply

Have you recently gotten engaged or thinking about your future wedding? First of all, congratulations! Second of all, let’s talk about an option that you may or may not have…

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4 of the Most Instagrammable Vacation Spots
Meagan Teply

These days, many travel to locations all over the place just to take a photo in front of a particular wall. We’re not knocking it—the photos are stunning. Many of…

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Multi-Generational Travel: A New Spin on the Family Vacation
Meagan Teply

Recently, multi-generational travel–a fancy term for family travel that includes more than one generation in the experience–has been on the rise. Why might that be? These days, our world is…

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Ready to Unplug? These are the Destinations for You
Meagan Teply

We love all kinds of travel—adventure, family, student, touring…you get the picture. In fact, we love it so much that our whole concept is built on providing accessible information about…

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Diving Deep Outside Our Comfort Zone In Koh Tao, Thailand
doubleoccupancy

Written by Double Occupancy We’ll always remember Koh Tao as the place where we took our first breaths underwater. When Guil and I began planning our round-the-world trip, our research led us to…

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Our Top 5 Hidden Gems Of Cruising
Yonder

The pleasures of cruises are well known and over the past few decades, they have become one of the most popular ways that Americans vacation. Likewise, there are a number…

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Schengen Visa
Everything You Need To Know About Schengen Visas And Travel Insurance
Yonder

The Schengen visas have made traveling to European Schengen countries much easier for international travelers. With Schengen visas, those that are traveling can explore multiple European countries with the Schengen…

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Popular Tourist Destinations Require Travel Insurance
Meagan Teply

Traveling abroad is an enriching endeavor. However, purchasing travel insurance is becoming more important. A small, but growing list of countries are making travel insurance a mandatory requirement for getting…

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Is it Safe to Travel to Jamaica?
Yonder

Jamaica is the Caribbean wonderland of tourist’s dreams; year-round warm weather accompanies their incredible variety of resorts, pristine beaches, and vibrant culture. The birthplace of reggae boasted a record number…

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Gaza Protest: Is there travel insurance coverage?
Meagan Teply

What Happened? Just this past Monday (05/14/18) there was a large scale attack on the Gaza border, the largest since the Gaza war in 2014. The Hamas military group attempted…

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A List Of Our Favorite Cruises From Fort Lauderdale
Yonder

Summer is right around the corner, which means South Florida is about to be more hectic than ever as travelers worldwide depart on hundreds of cruises from Fort Lauderdale. From…

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New Orleans River Cruises
Yonder

There’s a lot to do in New Orleans. With all its French influence it is quite possibly the most unique city in the United States. I mean, where else can…

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Traveling With Your Friends? Do It Without Ending Up Hating Each Other
Yonder

You know that friend of yours that you like so much? The one with all those wonderful, enduring little eccentricities? Well, try traveling with that person. Then you’ll see just…

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A Guide to Traveling to the UAE
Yonder

Abu Dhabi, Palm Jumeirah, and Dubai, oh my! We’re talking about the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today and get ready because there is a lot to cover. We’re here to…

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The 5 Best Cruises From New Jersey
Yonder

New Jersey usually plays second fiddle to New York when people are searching for cruises. But did you know that the state actually houses one of the East Coast’s best…

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5 Tips For Traveling With Food Allergies
Yonder

Traveling, they say, is the only thing that can make you richer. Yet unfortunately for those of us with food allergies it can also make you very sick. But don’t…

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Fort Lauderdale: The Cruise Capital of The United States
Yonder

Chances are, you’ve already heard of Fort Lauderdale’s reputation as the yachting capital of the world. With upwards of 50,000 registered yachts, it’s certainly earned that nickname. What you may…

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INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL CHECKLIST
Yonder

Whether you’re a first-time traveler or a major cosmopolitan, it’s always helpful to have a detailed understanding of what you need before heading to the airport. And, depending on the…

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4 Reasons You Should Visit Toronto
Yonder

Toronto probably isn’t your first thought when you think of vacation. Fair enough. It’s pretty far north and often-overlooked by trip takers of all shapes and stripes, from veteran travel…

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Booking Your Cruise: When & How to Do It
Booking Your Cruise: When & How to Do It
Yonder

For those in cold parts of the world, we are now entering the dead of winter. Even if you love the cold or live somewhere warm, the days are short…

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Traveling with a Newborn: Insider Tips and Tricks
Yonder

Traveling with a newborn can be one of the most stressful ways to start off your vacation. Between your baby crying, juggling feedings, changings, and burping’s, and the possibility of…

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The 411 on Hostels
Yonder

Have you ever stayed in a hostel? If you have, then you know they’re your hidden travel weapon. If you haven’t, then you probably have some serious misconceptions about them….

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7 Places to See in 2018
Yonder

2018 is upon us. Hidden in there among your normal New Year’s Resolutions (go to the gym more often, get a full eight hours of sleep!) is the holy grail…

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Is Cuba Safe for Travel? Know the Travel Insurance Complications
Yonder

Cuba is an interesting country to travel to. Its beautiful jungles, architecturally-magnificent cities, and unique culture all make it a must visit destination. There are a couple of things you…

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Cruise Travel Insurance for Seniors: A Step-by-Step Guide
Yonder

The golden years of your life should be spent in a tropical paradise watching golden sunsets. We’re serious! You’ve worked hard for decades. Now it’s time to travel, experience, and…

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6 Holiday Travel Tips
Yonder

A record-breaking 103 million Americans traveled during the December holiday season last year. That’s around a third of the entire country. Let that number sink in for a second. Are…

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How to Explore Europe in the Winter
Yonder

There is no place on earth like Europe in the winter. That is not just opinion, it is an undeniable fact. The picturesque cities covered in snow. The lights blinking…

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Mexico’s Hidden Gems: Our Top 5 Picks
Yonder

If you’ve ever been to Mexico, you already know the country is full of beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, delicious food, and so much more. For many, the main cities that…

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4 Destinations a Hurricane Will Never Hit
Yonder

As you likely know, this year has seen a higher frequency of hurricanes than most. If you’re like us, you’re probably trying to avoid traveling to destinations where hurricanes are…

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Top 5 Drives for Fall Foliage Around the World
Yonder

Is there anything better than taking a leisurely drive with the windows down on a crisp fall day? Just picturing it makes us okay with the fact that summer is…

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3 Must-Visit Cities for Foodies
Yonder

“Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of a culture.” – Mark Kurlansky According to Dictionary.com, a foodie is “a person keenly…

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Terrorist Attacks in Barcelona – What does travel insurance cover?
Beckah Ripley

Thursday evening in Barcelona, Spain, a van intentionally drove into the tourist-filled pedestrian street of Las Ramblas as an act of terror. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the…

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Traveling Solo? Avoid These Common Mistakes
Beckah Ripley

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch For many, traveling alone is an exhilarating experience. Peaceful moments allow you to get to know yourself…

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Top 3 Travel Destinations for the Adrenaline Junkie
Yonder

Do you like a good thrill and enjoy getting your blood pumping?  When it comes to a beach vacation, you’d rather windsurf than suntan? If you answered yes to those…

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4 Travel Hacks You Never Knew About
Yonder

If you’re an avid traveler, you probably know the most common travel tips: roll your clothes instead of folding, tuck socks into your shoes to save space, download your airline’s…

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Top 5 Honeymoon Destinations for Adrenaline Junkies
Yonder

Are you planning a wedding anytime soon? Just married? While the wedding itself is the main event, the honeymoon is definitely a huge bonus. Your honeymoon is your chance to…

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5 Reasons to Take a Gap Year
Yonder

If you’re a high school student (or the parent of one), you might have college or what’s next in terms of possible career options on your mind. While we can’t…

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How to Travel to the Maldives on a Budget
Yonder

The Maldives isn’t your typical backpacker’s destination. Located in the Indian Ocean, the necklace-shaped string of islands is incredibly luxurious (and can be very expensive to visit). This is why,…

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Summer 2017: Your Top 6 Travel Destinations
Yonder

One of our favorite things about summertime is that, often, it means vacation time (for at least a few days!). Whether you’re traveling with family, friends, a partner, or flying…

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Thailand Proposes Mandatory Travel Insurance for Tourists
Beckah Ripley

Thailand is a backpacker’s paradise. In the south, long beaches transition into lush valleys while further north, street vendors sell spectacular noodle dishes in some of Southeast Asia’s most vibrant…

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Steps to Travel Safely in Europe This Summer
Kate

Take it from us: taking a summer tour through Europe is a truly once in a lifetime opportunity. If you’ve had your eye on a European tour for quite some…

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When the Bottom is the Top: 5 Amazing Destinations South of the Equator
Kate

If you’re here, it’s probably because you love to travel. Have you ever found that it can be tough to decide where to go, with so many incredible options available…

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Top 3 Travel Destinations for Baby Boomers
Kate

For avid travelers—and anyone in the workforce, really–retirement is an era in our lives to really look forward to. After decades of hard work, in retirement we’re finally able to…

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TSA Approved Carry-Ons You Need for Your Next Trip
Kate

When it comes to finding the right luggage for flying, unfortunately one size does not fit all. What is approved as a carry-on for one airline might be cause for…

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How To Choose Your Cruise: River vs Ocean
Kate

When it comes to cruising, you can’t really go wrong. There are so many different options available these days that you can basically tailor your experience to your preferences. One…

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Traveling to Cuba?
Terry

Travel to the newly opened up Cuba could be the best cultural awaking in this decade.  There has been a 148% increase of Americans traveling to Cuba since former President…

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We Say Goodbye to Virgin America
Terry

Say it isn’t so!  Is Virgin really flying off into the sunset?  Sadly, yes.  On March 23rd, Alaska Airlines announced that Virgin America, which they purchased for a cool $2.6…

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7 Ways to Travel the World for Free (or Almost Free)
Yonder

The idea of traveling the world, staying in exotic locations and experiencing beautiful cultures for free (or close to free) pulls at the heartstrings of people young and old. But…

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Common Tourist Scams to Avoid While Traveling
Yonder

No matter where you go in the world, if you’re a tourist, there are going to be people who live their lives to try and separate you from your money….

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Top 3 Travel Tips for Seniors
Kate

As we move through different phases of life, our ideal travel plans are likely to change quite a bit. Where you want to go and what you’ll want to do…

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Traveling During Hurricane Season: What You Need to Know
Kate

When we travel, one of the biggest things we take into consideration is weather. While that usually just means whether or not it will rain, or how hot it will…

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How to Beat Jet Lag
Yonder

Merriam-Webster defines jet lag as “a tired or unpleasant feeling you sometimes get when you travel by airplane to a place that is far away.” Jet lag, is indeed, a…

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Top 10 Cruise Hacks
Terry

First time cruiser? These top 10 cruise hacks will help you get the most out of your cruise vacation! Monitor the Price Booking a cruise a year or more out…

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How to Fight Travel Anxiety
Yonder

From plane crashes to terrorist attacks, stories like these have bombarded the news frequently. It is no wonder many people have travel anxiety. But guess what! You can fight your…

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7 Tips Every First Time Cruiser Should Know
Kate

One of the most fun and unique ways to experience new destinations is on a cruise ship, which will take you from port to port over the course of several…

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Epic Winter Travel Destinations
Kate

In many parts of the world north of the equator, winter weather is finally here. In those areas in particular, winter weather generally means it’s time to hunker down. But…

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1 Destination, 4 Ways – Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Kate

When traveling to a new place, one of the biggest challenges can be making sure you fit everything you want to do and see into your plans. And we’ve learned…

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Head Down Under for the Melbourne Festival
Kate

As avid travelers, one of our favorite things to do is explore cities and get to know new cultures in unique ways. We’ve found that one of the best ways…

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Feeling Wanderlust? That’s a Good Thing – Here’s Why
Kate

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous   Have you ever felt a sudden, inescapable urge to book a flight to a place you’ve…

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Questions to Ask When Planning an International Adventure
Kate

When you’re planning for an overseas adventure, there are a lot of details to keep in mind, from where you’ll go, to what you’ll do once you get there, to…

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How to Stay Fit While Traveling
Terry

When I co-founded Yonder with my friend Ryan, we already had plenty miles abroad under our belts. But we had to put our heads together to figure out how to…

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Extreme Sports Travel
Terry

Most of us love sports here in the US. Some people, like myself, tend to be more on the fanatic side of being a sports fan. I think I tried…

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Top 10 Things To Do in Thailand
Terry

Last year when I traveled to Thailand, there was something that I noticed right away that was very different there. No, not the obvious things like the language or the…

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