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Meet Whiskr: Flight Deals for Flexible Travelers

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I love a good flight deal. While most people will impulse buy food, clothing, or electronics, I impulse buy plane tickets. Just like any shopaholic, I love a good deal. Several of my favorite trips abroad have been because of incredible flight deals. Azores. Mexico City. Iceland. Most of the time I find out about flight deals through Secret Flying …

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5 Tips for Business Travel

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Image via Unsplash by Chuttersnap One thing I love about my new job as a healthcare consultant is that I get to travel my clients’ locations to conduct some of my work. Last week, I spent two days up in picturesque Bar Harbor, Maine, leading focus groups. I’ll soon be jetting off to Springfield, Missouri, for a big project my company …

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How to Survive Hostels in 10 Easy Steps

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For many people, the word “hostel” instills fear. Visions of the movie Taken flash across people’s eyes, especially Americans since we don’t have a strong hostel culture in our country. But, hostels are a great place for people of all ages. When you’re traveling on a tight budget, hostels are where you’re going to spend most of your sleeping hours. …

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Dealing with Homesickness and Emotional Exhaustion

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After over four months on the road it finally happened. I’m a bit homesick. I loved being on the road constantly moving from one place to the next. The museums, the history, the art, the adventures – it kept me excited daily. Now that I’m in one place, I’m starting to feel a bit burned out. I miss HOME. The …

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Why I Travel: In Remembrance of my Mom

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People always like to ask me why I travel. I travel for a lot of reasons. To expand my knowledge. To experience new cultures. New foods. New landscapes. To grow as a human being. To meet new people. The list could go on and on. But, the real reason I travel is… because of my mom. March 24, 2009 forever …

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A Long Goodbye to Maine

In Maine, Travel by Katelyn4 Comments

Dear Maine, Goodbye Maine…. It’s not you. It’s me. I know, I know. That’s a totally overused excuse. But, you truly are amazing. I feel extremely blessed to have been born and raised in such a beautiful state. From your dramatic rocky coastlines to pine-covered mountain peaks to quiet lakes surrounded by small camps that have been in families for generations, …

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New Year’s Eve Getaways Around the World

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The New Year is a special time, where we celebrate the close of an old year and all the possibilities that await us in the one to come. What better way is there to bring in this wonderful occasion than somewhere fun, thrilling, and exotic, where you can spend quality time with the one you love, or your closest family …

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How to Find Cheap Flights

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Many people, especially Americans, believe vacations are expensive. A 2013 American Express survey revealed that the average cost per person for a summer vacation within the United States is $1,145. And that’s just within the United States. That cost alone is probably what a plane ticket to Europe will cost during the summer months. With the evolution of community sharing …

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Dangerous Countries That I Want to Visit in My Lifetime

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Last year I met Chris Guillebeau when he was promoting his new book, The Happiness of Pursuit, in Portland. Chris is an entrepreneur at heart who has traveled to all 193 United Nations recognized countries before the age of 35. While I have never set out the goal to see every country in the world, I certainly plan on seeing …