How To Travel Carry-On Only On Long Trips

After a number of car rental cramming sessions and juggling of bags on train platforms, I finally came to the realization that I must go carry-on only, even on a long stint away from home. If you want to go carry-on only on your next long trip, there are a few things you can do to accomplish what the chronic over-packer can’t fathom.

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3 Ways To Travel Abroad as a College Student

When I was a college student, I saw traveling abroad as a necessity. I knew that I wanted to take advantage of my age and stage in life and go abroad to see what lurked beyond my own culture. However, with school and a limited income, it can be difficult for college students to actually travel abroad. Rather than waiting to travel abroad post graduation, college students can make travel abroad possible. If you are looking to travel abroad as a college student, there are a number of ways to do so without having to save and save or wait until you have that diploma.

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4 Packing Space Hoarders and How To Combat Them

In a little over a month, I will be tasked with packing for three months in Europe. While the challenge is one I will gladly accept, it does come with its own set of problems. Whether you are packing for two weeks or two months, you have to evaluate what you are placing in your bag. Some items are known space hoarders, always cumbersome and greedy in the amount of room they demand. However, travelers need to prevent these items from taking over their suitcases. Here are a few common space hoarders and how you can make them shrivel up and give you more room in your bag.

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Questions You Should NEVER Ask in Paris + More of This Week’s Top Travel Stories

Don’t go to Paris and ask where to buy a beret. Just don’t do it.

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Chicago’s Historic Andersonville Neighborhood

On a recent visit to Chicago, I was lucky enough to spend an afternoon in the historic Andersonville neighborhood. The neighborhood was founded by Swedish immigrants in the mid-1800s. Throughout the 20th century, many other ethnic groups made Andersonville their home, making it a culturally rich and eclectic area. Here are some recommendations for places to visit, shop and eat.

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