Author archives: guest

How I Make Money Planning Other People’s Vacations

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When I was younger, I never knew what I wanted to be. This continued into college, and by accident, I scored my first internship in advertising. I've since been working in advertising for the last seven years. Moral of the story: don't get an internship by accident. Kidding, of course. But I always knew that I wanted to do something more meaningful with my l[...]

7 Things to do during a week in Nepal

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For an Indian, the first place that comes to mind when thinking of traveling abroad is Nepal (usually followed by Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Thailand). I was no exception and being a mountain lover, I always wanted to visit this beautiful country to explore the Himalayan villages and to witness the Buddhist culture that exists there. When I finally got the opport[...]

3 Awesome Day Trips from Mexico City

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If you’ve ever visited Mexico City before, you already know it is a huge and beautiful metropolis that is full of history. However, with nearly 9 million residents, Mexico City is also one of the busiest cities in the world. With all the noise, the never-ending traffic and countless people always coming and going, it doesn’t really matter if you’re a local o[...]

Traveling the World - A Filipina Perspective

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The greatest advice my grandfather told me was: “Don’t stop wanting to see the world.” And in those moments he said it, big-eyed with wonderment, an incoming high school freshman version of myself wondered what he meant. It’s been 10 years since then, and safe to say, I’ve taken his advice to heart. I've taken numerous trips around the country while co[...]

7 Easy Steps to Planning for a Vacation as a Freelancer

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If your Instagram looks even a little like mine, you most likely face pictures of palm trees and cocktails every time you open the app. It feels like the entire world is vacationing while you seem to be stuck behind your laptop, never finding the time to take time off. You know there are times when you won’t have any work coming in, and you might already be [...]

A beginner's guide to La Paz, Mexico

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I recently found myself on the Baja Peninsula, in La Paz, Mexico with a few days to kill before a camping trip on nearby Isla Espiritu Santo. I was pleasantly surprised by this sleepy city by the sea, and after visiting Cabo San Lucas later in the trip, I decided La Paz was much more my speed! I found Cabo to be very Americanized, with lots of drunken Gringo[...]

Why my Love for travel photos exceeds my love for Travel

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“Why do you take SO many pictures?” It’s a question that I get asked all the time by multiple people and there’s definitely more than one answer. I’m a picture person.  There is no denying that. I wouldn’t say I’m great at photography, but I live for the moments that a photograph encapsulates. I also love travelling. At least I thought I loved trav[...]

My truly meaningful volunteering experience in Mexico

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A couple of years ago I read an article by Annabel Langbein, one of New Zealand’s favourite chefs. Describing a recent trip she’d taken, she said, “I know I’m a tourist, but I never want to feel like one.” That summed up perfectly how I feel about travelling. But what if you could go beyond just being a tourist? What if you could truly shed that label and li[...]

10 Things to Expect as a Seasonal Worker

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Last summer I scored my first seasonal job and I loved it!  Even though it wasn't always perfect, I loved it so much I already signed up to it again during the winter and next summer.  Seasonal job opportunities are available all over the US, especially near or in National Parks and ski resorts, which need people for tons of different jobs.  If you ever get [...]

How to Get Comfortable with Traveling

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I'm not talking about homesickness here - at least, not entirely. Traveling is one of my main passions in life, and yet I still experience an uneasy restlessness when I'm in a new place. It doesn't matter how amazing the destination is, I simply cannot settle. It's something we don't like to talk about for fear of being regarded as less of an '[...]