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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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WorldMate Organizes Trips for Best Mobile App, Price

There’s no more telling sign that you travel too much when you show up at the airport on the wrong day. Scratch that. How about when you book the same flight twice without realizing it? read more »


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