8 Ways To Pack Lighter

Tips on how to pack light

Have I ever told you how much I love my readers? Well, I do! And I really enjoy writing my Readers’ Request installments. They always arise out of some other post I’ve written, and they’re always great ideas. This round, I’m giving Jordan’s tips on how to pack light. And I am a master travel packer. […]

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5 National Parks to See Before You Die

Lake Louise, Banff

Let me begin with a disclaimer: this list is by no means all-encompassing. Obviously, I encourage you to see more than five national parks before you die. In fact, I think you should see as many as humanly possible in your lifetime, because, in my experience, they’re declared national parks for good reason—they’re amazing. I […]

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How to Create Amazing Itineraries

Sunset over the Black Sea in Sozopol, Bulgaria

One of my biggest Global Debauchery fans is my “little” cousin, who’s actually going to be 21 this summer. She’s done a fair bit of travelling with her family growing up, but recently embarked on her first solo international trip to Amsterdam and Berlin. She had some difficulty forming her itinerary and requested that I […]

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My Personal Travel Rites of Passage

Connemara, Ireland

Some time ago, I was forwarded James Kay’s Lonely Planet article, “The Traveller’s Classic Rites of Passage” and asked which of these rites I, personally, have encountered in my explorations. The answer is all of them. “Reader’s Requests” came to life shortly after and, well, telling those tales on this forum seemed a perfect fit. The article […]

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