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The Many Emotions of Planning a 'Round The World Trip

The Many Emotions of Planning a ‘Round The World Trip

Zach and I are planning to travel around the world after college. It's seems like I've been planning FOREVER well, because I HAVE been planning FOREVER! LOL! Ever since we met my freshman year he's been talking about how AMAZING travel is and how I should travel after college, and that sparked the idea for...

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No one understands that I want to travel the world.

No one understands that I want to travel the world.

No one understands that I want to TRAVEL THE WORLD! Ugh! While I was home for spring break I finally told my parents that I want to travel the world instead of getting a job after college. They didn't take it well. I tried using all my techniques for breaking it gently: I was the perfect daughter...

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Why You Should Always Use a Guidebook When Traveling

Why You Should Always Use a Guidebook When Traveling

O-M-G! I recently bought my first guidebooks so I can plan our upcoming 'round the world trip! I'm just starting to read them but they seem so useful! I can't imagine how anyone plans a trip without one — you should always use a guidebook when traveling! I bought three of them: Lonely Planet Europe...

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The Best Games to Play at Hostels

The Best Games to Play at Hostels

When you're traveling long term, you're not going to want to leave the hostel every night or every day. There will be a lot of times when you're just too tired or hungover to want to go anywhere else. That's OK — there is always plenty to do in the hostel. Drinking and card games are...

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My Dream 'Round the World Itinerary

My Dream ‘Round the World Itinerary

Zach and I are going to travel the world for a whole year: that's about a whole year longer than I've ever traveled anywhere before! Since I've never even left America I plan to cram as many countries as possible into that year. My 'round the world itinerary is going to be jam-packed with exciting...

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Why I'm Afraid to Travel Around the World

Why I’m Afraid to Travel Around the World

Zach and I are planning a year-long 'round the world trip where we're going to backpack around Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America. I've never traveled outside of America before so I'm S-C-A-R-E-D. I don't know what to expect — as excited as I am, I'm still nervous! Zach says I have nothing to worry...

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