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Galapagos Travel Tips

Charles Darwin made the Galapagos famous with his famous works on evolution. Today, we look at this region of South America a bit differently.

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Off the beaten path: A New Way to Explore the United Kingdom

Do you like to get off the beaten path, while traveling? I do, too. It’s always fun to get a new perspective on a place. Most travelers think off the beaten path means driving rural roads and visiting small villages. But there’s another way to explore off the beaten path – via ship!

What if Darwin had a Smartphone?

Back in the day, science was often relegated to wealthy, self-funded explorers and “gentlemen scientists” the likes of Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, and Isaac Newton. One could argue that they were the original “citizen scientists” but back then you had to have money and time to explore the world and formulate big thoughts.

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What I packed & what I shouldn’t have brought

What I packed & what I shouldn’t have brought: one girl’s struggle with over packing and condensing.

When I find out I’m going on vacation, my first thought (aside from being excited that I’m going somewhere) is ‘oh shit. How am I going to pack?

Three Day Trips from Barcelona

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Jun 05, 2013 / 0 comments

As much as I enjoyed spending a summer in Barcelona and everything it had to offer, it also drove me a bit nuts at time.

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Galveston Island All-Around Ideal Vacation Destination

“You don’t have to be a beachcomber to like Galveston,” I told my sister recently.  We were talking about our plans for summer vacation. I had said I was visiting Galveston Island. She did not like going to the beach, she had retorted.

“The beach is way too hot for me. Even when I use a sunscreen and take an umbrella, I burn while shooing away the birds,” she said. Her reaction hit a nerve with me. Suddenly, I found myself sounding as if I represented the Galveston Chamber of Commerce.

Earn Your Degree While Traveling the World

by Ed Forteau /
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May 24, 2013 / 0 comments

Taking a year to travel after high school is a dream for many youth. Once upon a time, this meant that you had to make a decision. Did you go to college right away or did you take the year to learn about different cultures before returning to your studies? This caused headaches for parents who understood the desire to travel, but found going to college right away more important.

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Education Through Travel

I have several Facebook friends whom I’ve met through travel who don’t have a college degree.

6 Worldschooling Tips for the Whole Family

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May 03, 2013 / 0 comments

You may have heard of the term worldschooling before – it’s a brilliant (and natural) concept, where you learn from the world around you. For travelers, this is an even better way to think about being in the world – for what is better than learning about where you are?

Chance Encounters with Pygmy Marmosets

Suddenly the treetops above us erupted in noise and chaos. We scrambled to grab our binoculars and craned our necks to find the source of mayhem high above our heads. Hearts beating fast, senses heightened, we quickly spotted a troop of tiny primates climbing and jumping through the canopy of the Amazon rainforest.