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Black travelers bucket list

Before reading the article, be aware that I wrote a 200+ pages book about traveling as a black person. Click here for more info. With the pandemic paralyzing the planet, it’s complicated to travel. You have to look back on your past previous getaways, or dream about future holidays far from home. While we wait […]

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Best ways to provide proof of onward travel

Long term travelers all face this problem at some point, and I’m including myself. I’m talking about traveling peacefully with no onward ticket. For instance, if you’re Canadian and you take a week off to visit New York for the first time, you don’t have this problem. You get to the NYC airport, you show […]

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Should I get travel insurance

Should you buy travel insurance? Especially when you’re long-term traveling? Short answer : yes! Everybody has to get travel insurance when you’re hitting the road! A travel insurance covers you in case a mishap occurs, we all know that. The problem is… whenever I’m preparing my next trip, I notice -reading online forums and travel […]

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40+ best gifts for travelers

Looking for a nice gift for someone who’s into travel? But you don’t know what to buy? Here are the best gifts for travelers! This complete list gives you plenty of travel gift ideas! Either for a friend, a colleague, a relative, or for yourself, this list will help you out! There are cheap travel […]

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How to haggle when traveling

I recently realized that I’m quite good when it comes to haggle when traveling. At least I’m better than other travelers when bargaining. As I was talking with fellow travelers, I realized I’m often the one who paid the least, either a taxi ride, a day trip, a souvenir… In fact, a lot of Westerners […]

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Why use a VPN while traveling

Before starting long-term solo travel, I had no idea what a VPN was. Actually yeah, I vaguely heard about it, I broadly knew what it was, but what I knew about VPN in general was very limited. In fact, I was unable to say in concrete terms what’s its use, what is it for, how […]

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Denied entry at the airport : what to do?

“We will not let you get in the country, you’re going to take the next flight and go back to where you arrive from!” It never happened in my life before, and I didn’t think it would happen to me one day! I guess there’s a first time for everything! I was denied entry to […]

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Traveling alone for the first time: 24 tips for solo travelers

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Traveling alone for the first time seems daunting and I completely understand why. Numerous questions churn around in your head: how will it go? Isn’t it dangerous to travel solo? How will I meet people? Will I get bored? Making the decision to travel solo is already a huge step. Taking your first flight/train/bus to […]

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Budget travel tips: how to save money when traveling

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How to save money on travel? Hard dilemma, you wanna explore far-off lands, live amazing experiences abroad, and try new dishes on the other side of the world. But there’s a problem, traveling is expensive. It’s true, traveling can be expensive, but we’re still lucky to travel the world. If you think you have to […]

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Best places to solo travel

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Many people look at me strangely when I tell them I love traveling solo! However traveling alone is a very enriching experience! You just live your life at your own pace, you do whatever you want to without compromises and unlike what people think, you rarely feel lonely! There are many advantages to traveling alone, […]

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How to find cheap flights

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Recently, I realized I’m quite good -in all modesty- when it comes to finding cheap flights. I had a trip planned with some friends, and among us, I found the cheapest flight (by far!). However, I didn’t spend hours looking for a good deal. The thing is… Over time (and with my experience now!), I […]

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Cheap places to travel on a budget

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We often feel like in order to be able to travel around the world, you need a lot of money. We need to debunk these misconceptions. You don’t need to be rich to travel. We don’t always realize it but with our dollars euros and pounds, we can live comfortably elsewhere in the world. With […]

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Common travel scams (and how to avoid them)

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Time flies, I’m still on the road, visiting new cities and new countries, and I still meet many people while traveling, either in a bus, a famous tourist spot, or in my hostel. Honestly, I really like it. I meet very interesting and enriching people. Talking to all those travelers, I realized two things. 1. […]

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12 best travel apps to travel better

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Travel apps completely change the way we travel now, either before, during, or even after a journey. We cannot really complain, many people don’t have the chance to travel. And even if I’m aware of the privilege I have to travel for a long time like I do, traveling is not always easy. How to […]

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How to stay fit while traveling?

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When you’re in your hometown, either in Paris, London or New York City, you always have your little habits. Commute, work, sleep. Tuesday it’s yoga class. Thursday, working out. Saturday let’s go jogging, to get rid of the alcohol I had the night before. Sunday a crossfit session to stay fit. In fact, we’re so […]

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How to pick a good hostel?

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Being constantly on the road. Pack, unpack your bag. Take the train/bus/a flight. New city, sometimes new country. And everytime a new roof over your head, a new hostel, a new environment, new faces. We don’t have any control over some aspects of the hostels we’re about to stay at, I’m thinking about the people […]

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How to prevent travelers’ diarrhea?

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We don’t have figures illustrating this phenomenon (I can get it, knowing what I’m talking about), but I can tell one thing : travelers’ diarrhea, also called the runs, hits almost every long term traveler, but also people just going on holidays for two or three weeks, usually in developing countries. Some countries have the […]

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