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Feeding Fernweh: My Travel Plans for 2016

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The new year is here, and with it comes the call of new adventure and time to reveal my travel plans for 2016. Fernweh, that farsickness, my longing for faraway places — tugs so strong on my spirit. The end of 2015 it was so strong it was painful. 2015 was more of a transformational year, but 2016 is looking to be a transient and nomadic one packed full …

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Last Week Travel: News, Best Articles, Life in Melbourne, and More — November 22nd-28th

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Hello Lost Ones and welcome to your weekly digest of travel related news, my picks travel blog articles you must read, my favorite Instagram photos, and other travel related goodies! Each Monday I will (attempt) to send this travel related digital newspaper out, and I will also share an editor’s note about my own life abroad and what I am currently up to. As always, I encourage …

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Are Hostels Safe? And Should New Travelers Stay in Hostels?

In All Topics, First Time Traveler, Mis-Adventures, New Zealand, Travel Firsts by Ryan8 Comments

When you first start to travel, so many fears can pop into your head from getting robbed to missing flights to running out of money. And thanks to Hollywood horror films, hostels have been added to a list of things encouraged to fear, and for some, evoke images of kidnapping and torture. In general, most news you see on TV around the world is bad news, and most …

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Last Week in Travel November 15th-21st: News, Best Articles, and More.

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Hello Lost Ones and welcome to your weekly digest of travel related news, my picks travel blog articles you must read, my favorite Instagram photos, and other travel related goodies! Each Monday I will (attempt) to send this travel related digital newspaper out, and I will also share an editor’s note about my own life abroad and what I am currently up to. As always, I encourage …

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Battling Hundreds of Emotions When You First Start Traveling

In All Topics, New Zealand, Personal by Ryan3 Comments

Excitement. Fear. Elation. Anxiety. Euphoria. Hesitation. There are many words that can be used to describe the millions of emotions one experiences when traveling abroad for the first time, and when I first stepped foot into New Zealand — my first country ever, I experienced all of these and more.I’ve already stated that stepping onto my Air New Zealand plane and flying to the other …

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In Jacmel Haiti, Abandoned Coffee Factories Become Vibrant Art Galleries (With Video)

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In Jacmel Haiti, we ventured down a shaded side street and into an avenue of crumbling factories that seemed all abandoned. But behind those rusted red doors was something of a secret discovery. Haiti always has something surprising to show. Part of the surprise is that Haiti hasn’t been a destination on the top of most lists to travel to, so much of what’s to see …

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Video: Surviving the Bumbling Death Bus from Jaipur to Jaisalmer, India

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Traveling from city to city in countries around the world by some sketchy mode of transport is nothing new. Driving three people on a motorbike was pretty easy. Hanging from the back of a songthaew wasn’t so bad. Hitchhiking in New Zealand? No sweat. But sometimes you take a ride in something and immediately think to yourself, “Will I survive this? Probably not…”

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Featured Country: India

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India is always a country I always hear described with one phrase: It’s a love and hate kind of country. And that is about as consistent as India gets. India, as I joked many times with different groups of backpackers, is consistently inconsistent. It is a paradox where the ugliness and beauty are hand in hand, where incredibly frustrating moments are followed by incredibly rewarding moments, where it is uplifting of the spirit yet depressing in the soul. Come read see the experiences I had!

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Post-Rickshaw Run Update, and BIG travel plan changes!

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Hello Lost Ones, It’s been quite a while since I posted on the blog. Though, with a two-week long insane road trip around India, and then bouncing around India to places with non-existent wi-fi, and then throw in big tremors felt from the Nepal earthquake, getting any writing done has been hard. So, firstly, I apologize. The big goal while on the Rickshaw Run a …