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Must-Have Travel Apps for your Next Trip

With the touch of a finger, today’s travel apps can do everything from find you affordable airfare, comfortable accommodations, overcome language barriers and keep you connected to friends and family back home. Although I like to disconnect from technology when I travel, my travel apps are essential in the planning phase of my trip and can even lend a hand when I’m abroad.

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The Traveler Series: Crystal and Francisco of Bay Essence

This week on The Traveler Series, meet Crystal and Francisco of the travel blog, Bay Essence. After a meeting in Valparaíso in 2009 and spending a semester together followed by two and a half years in a long distance relationship, Francisco and Crystal are now building a life together in Santiago de Chile.

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Movies & Books that Inspire Wanderlust

When the monotony of the corporate world, the hurriedness of New York City and lack of immediate travel plans have me scanning airline sites like a religion, I turn towards feel-good books and inspiring movies that take me on an adventure, fuel my wanderlust & leave me breathless with excitement for my next trip.

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Why I’ve Decided to Travel Solo to Argentina

Ever since I began considering traveling solo to Buenos Aires in late August, my mind has been flooded with questions: Where will I stay? Will I be safe? How will I get from the airport to my accommodations? Will I make any friends? What if I’m robbed? Who will be my in case of emergency contact? The list goes on.

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Thoughts on Traveling Alone

While the idea of traveling solo has always existed, as of late it seems to have reached a fever pitch as women embrace travel and all its intricacies with open arms. Rather than fear strangers and the dangers that may live abroad, women are staying savvy, street-smart and open to the experience of discovering themselves against the backdrop of an exotic location.

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The Instagram Accounts Every Traveler Should Follow

Of the hundreds of thousands of Instagram users who upload photos of everything from a delicious looking meal to an idyllic sunset, the following 10 Instagram users both inspire my own photography, have managed to generate a following and share gorgeous snapshots that fuel my wanderlust and remind to appreciate the simple things in life.

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The Traveler Series: Rachel Sales of Pink Pangea

This week on The Traveler Series, meet Rachel Sales of Pink Pangea, a travel community for women to swap stories and connect. Rachel is the co-founder and editor of Pink Pangea and, along with co-founder Jaclyn Mishal, started the Pink Pangea community after growing frustrated with the lack of information for female travelers.

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Celebrating Colombia’s 2014 World Cup Performance

This year the FIFA World Cup tournament defied the odds as teams like the United States, Costa Rica and Colombia pushed out strong players such as Spain, Italy and Uruguay. While I was happy to see the United States rise from underdog and watch USA fans fall in love with futbol like never before, my heart was wrapped up in Colombia and the rising success of Los Cafeteros.

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Debunking the Scary Hostel Myth

Hostels have a bad reputation and can often conjure up images of dangerous, dirty and downright uncomfortable accommodations. The stigma surrounding hostels can send travelers running into the arms of all-inclusive resorts, ultimately separating them from the culture of the destination they are visiting and costing them a fortune.

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Surfing in New York City

 
The sunlight streaks the water and the taste of sea salt brushes across my lips as my body struggles to  balance on the large, light blue surfboard below me. Out here on the ocean, this board has to become an extension of myself or I’ll look like a circus clown tumbling across the waves.