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What Do You Learn When You Go Abroad?

Besides the fun, the thrills, and the experience of the new, is there a true high-brow reason to spend an extended time away from the home country? Do you really become intelligent, or more aware, or more well-rounded by traveling the

When You Travel, Go Learn Something!

(Note, the following appears in my regular budget travel column in Transitions Abroad magazine.) College graduates who have traveled for extended times will tell you they learned far more on the road than they ever did at the university. Politics, history,

Vacation Time Around the World

I just spent five hours on a Saturday finishing up a ghostwriting project, after working a good 50 hours already this week. But I didn’t do this so I could squeak out the car payment on a new BMW or add

We Want Your Blood! (Unless You’re a Traveler)

I drove across town to my local YMCA last week so I could do something a little selfless for the common good—donating blood. In the past six months I’ve gotten two mailers and two phone calls appealing for donations and heard

Money on the Road

Tips for Carrying and Keeping your Moolah Cash? Credit cards? Debit cards? Traveler’s checks? How should I carry my travel funds when I’m on the move? This is one of the most common questions travelers ask before departing on any trips