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Where Should I Go?

When you go on a one-week vacation, it’s pretty easy to figure out where you want to go. You either choose a place based on your budget or choose a place based on set criteria: beach relaxation, an adventure, seeing the relatives, whatever. One destination and you’re done. When you go traveling for a longer …

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The Backpacker Weight-loss Plan

Last week, the Wall Street Journal ran a story about the lengths some companies are going to with their architects in order to get us “knowledge economy” fat-butts to get some exercise during the day. They’re putting parking lots as far away from the offices as they can, in order to make people walk further. …

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The Packing Truths

Packing Tips for the Long-term Traveler Aaarrrgghh–I can’t decide what to pack! This sentiment almost always comes up the first time anyone prepares for a long journey abroad. After all, if you’re used to one-week vacations, you’re used to packing an outfit or two per day and all the toiletries that can be crammed in …

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