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In Defense of the Selfie Stick

These days there is nothing more polarizing than the selfie. Equally maligned is the tool that helps make those shots happen: the selfie stick. read more »

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Set Your Camera’s White Balance With White Paper

White balance was something I learned about pretty late in the game. It’s a shame because its not a difficult concept to wrap your head around. read more »

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Don’t Pay in U.S. Dollars Abroad

Though I’ve pointed this out before, this is a reminder to decline to pay in dollars when you’re outside country borders. read more »

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The Platypus PlusBottle Doesn’t Eclipse the Vapur Eclipse

When my Vapur Eclipse broke earlier this year, I was devastated. It was time to look for a collapsible water bottle alternative. Though the Platypus PlusBottle is fine, I still think there are better products out there on the market. read more »


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Use the Rule of Thirds To Compose Your Travel Photos

Kickass travel photos with learning the basic elements of a photo and how to compose one. If you’ve been centering the main objects in each photo, STOP. read more »

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Reviewing the Light, “Indestructible” Crumpled City Maps

I am merciless with my maps. Sometimes after going through a three-day beating with me, a map will be completely unrecognizable. (“What did you DOOOO?” is something I hear a lot.) read more »


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Google Voice Trick Gets Updated Solution

Google Voice is a great little hack for staying connected abroad. It’s never been a perfect fix but one of our readers finally ironed out all the kinks. read more »

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The Crucial Elements of Capturing a Great Photo

It’s time to amp up the Facebook envy some. But that’s only achieved by knowing what elements come together to make an awesome vacation photo. read more »

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Say It Right: “What Is the Wi-Fi Password?”

It doesn’t matter how tired I am; I’ve asked this at 6 am after rolling off a 12-hour red-eye trip. I need my Facebook fix, goddamnit. read more »

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Learn Languages Like a Diplomat From the FSI

The Foreign Service trains U.S. diplomats all around the world. It’s a good thing then that a good chunk of their language lessons are just sitting there online for free. read more »

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The Best Credit and Debit Cards for Traveling

I think the time when Ben Franklin’s old adage “a penny saved is a penny earned” rings truest is when I’m traveling abroad. ATM and foreign transaction fees just add up too fast. read more »


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Who Has the Best Internet in the Entire World?

Oh good lord, this made me wish I still lived in Hong Kong. I guess I can settle for being number 26. read more »

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Splitwise Is the Best Group Travel Expense Calculator

Heading to Colorado and renting out a house with a group of your friends is awesome. But figuring out who owes who what at the end is like entering the seventh circle of hell. read more »


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Mod Your Browser To Get Cheaper In-Flight Wi-Fi

Some people call this trick devious, but I just think all’s fair in love and Wi-Fi. read more »

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Skip the Flash for Better Vacation Photos

No flash. If it’s anything I’ve learned from hanging out with professional photographers, that’s the main thing I’ve picked up. read more »

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