Online Reviews Helped Me Backpack Through Europe Seamlessly — They Can Help You Too

I recently returned to Michigan from a seven-week backpacking trip to Europe during which I had no trouble at all — and that wasn’t just because I got lucky. I owe every person who reviewed the hotels I stayed at, the restaurants I ate at, and every event or activity I threw myself into a big thank you, because they made my trip as seamless as possible.

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Planes, Trains, & Automobiles: Consider Riding the Rails to Your Next Destination

Maybe it’s just me, but these days it seems that taking a passenger train is one of the last things we think of when considering how we’ll make our way to whatever vacation destination may await. Why is this?

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7 National Parks in Southern Africa That Should Have Your Attention

There is perhaps no word more synonymous with Africa than “safari,” and when you consider the quantity and diversity of the continent’s national parks and the wildlife they contain, it’s not difficult to figure out why that is. With vast deserts like the Sahara and the Namib, magnificent mountain ranges such as the Eastern Rift and Drakensberg, and a population of wildlife more diverse than on any other continent, Africa as a whole offers boundless opportunities to explore.

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Why Use a Travel Agent in the Digital Age? I Can Think of a Few Good Reasons

With the Internets invading every aspect of our lives these days and an ever-growing repertoire of handy-dandy apps and services like Airbnb and Turo showing no signs of disappearing anytime soon, travelers the world over may find themselves wondering from time to time: "What's the point of hiring a travel agent in 2018?"

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The Highs, Lows, Ups, Downs, & Fluttery Butterflies That Come with Purchasing Plane Tickets

Purchasing airline tickets can be a slightly stress-inducing experience, especially when you look at those fees — for baggage, for selecting where you'll sit, for flight insurance, etc. — that just keep adding up as you go through the process. All of a sudden that $144 roundtrip flight to Houston doesn't look so cheap anymore…

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5 Canadian Destinations to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

Canada may have celebrated its sesquicentennial last year, but there's still no time like the present to visit the Great White North. As the world's second-largest country by total area (3.85 million square miles, eh), there are practically limitless possibilities for travelers looking to embark on adventure in the vast wilderness that makes up a majority of the U.S.'s northern neighbor.

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