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After spending over a year living in Tijuana and working in San Diego, I have made the walk across the border hundreds of times. Admittedly, the crossing can feel a bit intimidating the first time because it is so large and busy. This guide outlines the process of walking across the border to Tijuana from …

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Many of us have a natural morbid curiosity. Death, disasters, atrocities, and destruction fascinate us. Every year, millions of people travel to some of the darkest and most tragic sites on earth to satisfy that curiosity as well as to gain a deeper understanding of the events that took place there. This is called dark …

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While packing for your next trip, one important decision you’ll have to make is whether you’re going to check a bag or travel with a carry-on. This choice depends on a number of factors including where you’re traveling, what gear you need to pack, your travel style, your budget, and the airline’s rules. This guide …

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When planning a trip, one of the more important decisions you have to make is whether you’re going to travel alone or with a group. This choice depends on a number of factors including personal preferences, where you’re traveling, your budget, and more. There is no right or wrong way to travel. This guide lists …

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Packing cubes are fabric bags that help you keep your luggage organized and save space. They also help to reduce wrinkles and keep your clothing clean. There are some drawbacks as well. A common question among travelers is, Are packing cubes worth it? To me, the answer is yes, they are absolutely worth it. Just …

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The idea of working from a laptop and living abroad is a dream for many. Being a digital nomad is a lifestyle full of adventure, culture, and opportunity. At the same time, it can be a lonely and stressful lifestyle full of compromises and sacrifices. In this guide, I’ll list the pros and cons of …

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Unfortunately, bed bugs are more common than ever. If you travel long enough, you will come into contact with these horrible creatures. They can be found in hotels, motels, and hostels all over the world. This guide explains how to avoid bed bugs while traveling. In this guide, we’ll explain how to perform a bed …

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While traveling overland between cities, you often have a choice between several modes of transport. In this guide, I break down the pros and cons of bus vs train travel to help you decide which is the best way for you to get to your next destination. I’ll cover comfort, amenities, cost, convenience, environmental impact, …

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One of the most commonly asked questions by those who are planning their first solo trip is, ‘Is solo travel safe?’ Yes. Solo travel is safe as long as you take some basic precautions, avoid certain dangerous destinations, and choose a destination that is suitable for your level of travel experience. You do have to …

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