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The Festival of Sky Lights: The Yi Peng Festival in Thailand

A magical exhalation of thousands of paper lanterns rising up onto a pitch-black canvas of the night sky, while a full moon knowingly hovers as a shining pearl in the heavens- this is the experience you will witness if you attend the coveted Yi Peng festival, in Chiang Mai, in Northern Thailand. Many brochures and travel books about Thailand feature images of this stunning event, but it isn’t until you actually attend the festival yourself that y...
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WWOOF Hawaii: So You Want To Work Abroad in Paradise?

Hawaii: the palm tree beach playground of America. The majority of people who visit these islands come for a week, maybe two, and some are lucky enough to visit every year, but very few people can imagine calling this place home. The ancient culture, utterly unique flora, and perfectly balanced climate call out to travelers looking for an exotic vacation without having to hassle with different currency and language barriers. Water, sun, and surf;...
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Top Five Summer Travel Destinations

Whether you want mountain, beach, seclusion, or crazy crowds, this list covers the top destinations for the summer of 2014. If you are a traveling family, then the summer season might be your best chance to get away. If you are single or a couple, then the hot weather might be begging you to take a break from your life to find other adventures. Summer brings out sunshine, longer days, and a thirst for exploration.  Each of the following...
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Don’t Insta-waste Your Experience Abroad

Social media has become an inevitable component of the population’s daily existence. The attachment to our social media lives is growing increasingly addictive and is transforming the way we interact physically. People rarely call each other, instead preferring to message through text, chat or employ some other voice-less communication method. Technology has taken us into a new realm where we are able to create the personas that we wish we h...
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Top Five Hiking Destinations in the World

If you have been cooped up in an office or a city too long, it is time to escape the concrete jungle and head to nature for some recreational hiking. Hiking is a great way to exercise the body while taking in some breathtaking views. You might also want to consider a camping trip with no light pollution to hamper viewing the bright night sky full of stars. There are a ton of meteor showers that will light up the sky all year round and the best pl...
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Internship Opportunities in Luxurious Luxembourg

Guarded like precious buried treasure, Luxembourg is nestled safely between France, Belgium and Germany. Due to its small area of 2,500 km2 and total population of only half a million people, most people struggle to locate the small country of Luxembourg on a map, and some aren’t even aware that it is an actual country. It is the world’s only remaining grand duchy, meaning that a monarch is the head of the state, known as a “grand duke” or “grand...
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Choosing the Right Volunteer Program

Making the decision to volunteer is a big one, and there are a myriad of factors to take into consideration. Choosing the right volunteer program is similar to buying a car. There are many options to consider, and you want your experience to be a positive one that will continue to help you in the future and provide you with lots of positive memories. There is no one size fits all experience, and each program has its pros and cons. The sheer ...
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The Best Ways to Tame Technology While Traveling Abroad

There is no denying how much technology has changed the way we live, with our dependency on smart phones, the connectivity through the internet and digitized photography. All of these developments have made the lives of travellers much more convenient, but what happens when this cyber simplicity becomes a little more complicated? When we are abroad, fixing a computer or maintaining our photo library can be much more complicated than back at ...
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Rules for Backpacking around Western China

After I graduated from university and taught English in Hong Kong for a year, I backpacked around Western China, and boy, did I learn some hard truths. These truths were recently reinforced by another three-week trip around the region and I am here to share my hard-won gems of knowledge. I came, I saw, I survived, and with my help you will too. This is a remarkably beautiful area with plenty of tasty food to nom (including true Sichuan peppercorn...
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How to Work and Travel in Europe

Do you find yourself scrap-booking pages of the National Geographic, wishing you were a part of the La Tomatina festival in Spain or perhaps Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love? You’re clearly infected with the travel bug and suffering hallucinations of moving to Europe to soak in a culture that’s highly glamorized by Hollywood.  Unfortunately, there isn’t a textbook on moving abroad. However, as someone who worked and lived in Europe and Asia, I...
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