Post-pandemic Road Trip Reminders

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Everyone has been missing road trips these days. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are left at home to keep the virus from spreading further, while a number of us are staying in hospitals to recover from the virus. This pandemic has been an isolating experience, but it has also allowed us to reflect on essential things in life. From gardening to working out at home, we have acquired many hobbies over the course of the global health crisis. We have gone through many trials and errors to figure out what could help us ward off symptoms of …

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What you Need to go Backpacking

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Backpacking is the perfect way to hit an adventure trail with only the quintessential necessities on your back. With backpacking, you can go hiking or camping, allowing you to broaden your horizons in new environments to enjoy a more immersive and richer outdoor experience. Backpacking requires you to be thoughtful about what to carry by establishing how long you will be going on your trip and how remote the area is. Below is a checklist of all the requirements when going backpacking. Essential clothing Backpacking doesn’t require a lot of special clothing. To ensure you are comfortable and flexible, carry …

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Moving to a New City: How to Get Comfortable Fast

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People often find stepping out of their comfort zone a terrifying thing to do. They do not know what to expect or how to act during unfamiliar situations, which is why they often surround themselves with the people, places, and items that they love. However, life can put you in uncomfortable positions that will force you to grow. One of them involves having to move to a new city. Your work or personal status might cause you to take on an unfamiliar adventure, but it can be challenging to make it feel like home. You will start to miss your …

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Living Abroad: How Does a Foreign Student Adjust in a New Country?

Moving to a foreign country for whatever reason is difficult, especially if there is a language barrier. However, it can be more challenging for students who are going abroad on their own to study.  It is common to experience “culture shock” during your first months in a new place, but know that you will eventually get used to living abroad. To make the process of adjusting a little easier, here are a few pieces of advice that will help you out.  Make New Friends It can be intimidating – or even awkward – to walk up to a stranger and …

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Should I Fly Commercial or Private?

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That is the question: should I fly with a commercial airline or on a private jet? This article will explore the advantages of the different types of air travel to determine which one might be best for you. Whether you are looking to fly as a businessperson, a family, a sports team, or for an event connected with a wedding. Advantages of Commercial Airline Travel Air travel, in general, is considered a quicker method of travel and less prone to accident. Long-range destinations are possible that are not possible on other forms of transport. Travellers can make it to many …

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How to Make Familiar Local Adventures More Exciting

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As we grow older, our lives settle into familiar, predictable routines. The inexorable passage of time makes each similar day blend into one continuous stream of monotony. When older people look back, their most vivid memories are probably associated with youth and early adulthood. We need to travel for novel experiences. It disrupts the steady, one-note existence of everyday living. But it may take time before travel returns to normal. With the ongoing pandemic, most people will be limited to local adventures for the time being. Exploring less-known destinations has its charm, but when international travel is your measuring stick, …

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Survival in a Bag: Assembling Your Bug Out Bag

Bug out bags go by different names: 72-hour bag, Go Kit, Bail Bag, Go Bag — but they all mean the same thing: a survival kit that will help you endure 72 hours in the wild or after evacuating your home from an emergency or a natural disaster. Bug out bags are meant to be deployed ASAP, so prepare them ahead of time. They are, however, only meant for short-term survival, so they should be lightweight and small enough to be carried in a backpack. Although it’s tempting to put everything in your bag (e.g. all the flashlights in the …

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Top Gear You Need For Backpacking

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Backpacking can be fun and exciting, however, it is certainly a trip that you need to be prepared for. This is why we have put together a list of some of the essential that you need to get ticked off before you head off on your adventure:  A Decent BackPack  Unfortunately, you can’t just pick up any old backpack when it comes to a backpacking trip. You need it to be reliable, big enough, and comfortable. You need to consider things like the amount of equipment you need to carry, your size as it can affect the size of bag …

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The Real Barcelona! Getting To Know The City’s Hidden Treasures

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The stunning architecture, the vibrant culture, the passionate football fans, the delicious and ample tapas… It’s easy to see why so many travel-hungry tourists are in love with Barcelona. It’s one of those cities where you visitors can (and do) spend entire days simply walking around and taking in the sights, sounds, and scents of the city. But like all major cities, Barcelona has its tourist traps. Those iconic and celebrated landmarks that are hailed as “must-see” by every guide on the bookstore shelf… but that all too often underwhelm when we see them in person. Not least because they’re …

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How to Plan for Your New Life Abroad

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Heading off into the sunset, leaving your old life behind is undoubtedly an appealing idea. Everyone loves a fresh start, so if you are looking for the ultimate in new beginnings, emigrating is the ultimate choice. Whether you are counting the days until your retirement so that you can head abroad for a life in the sun, or you are longing for a change of scenery, there are many reasons why people move abroad to start a new life as an expat. While emigrating is a life-long dream for many, making this dream a reality can be a challenge. If …

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