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Machu Picchu

Packing for the Inca Trail

Packing for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a challenge on itself. We want to take all we can while still keeping it light. See what to take for this hike.

Packing Items

15 Things You Don’t Need to Pack

Traveling is a learning experience, and so is packing for it. Usually we pack for more than what we need, so here is a list of things not to pack for your trip.

24 hours in Brussels, Belgium

Brussels, the capital of Belgium, is often overlooked by travelers. But there are many indulgent things to do in this little European jewel.

Sagrada Familia
The Travel Effect

A Sagrada Familia Inspiration

Sagrada Familia is an inspiring place to visit. This place was the the inspiration for my travels and wanderings. See how Sagrada Familia can inspire you too.

Potosi, Bolivia
The Travel Effect

Making Friends on the Road

Making friends on the road is one of the most exciting things about solo travel and backpacking. Friends can impact your travels in ways you never imagined.

Nazca Lines, Peru
Unique and Unusual

Top 5 Mysterious Places to Visit

There is something about mysterious places that attracts the curious, imaginative, and adventurous side of any person. So, here are 5 places that will keep you guessing.


The Benefits of Being a Carry-on Traveler

We all have seen in the past couple years how the airline industry has changed the “rules of the game” and has challenged us to become “light” travelers. But, what is being a “light” traveler? It’s the kind of traveler that reduces his/her luggage to a simple carry-on luggage that can be placed on the


How to Prevent Jet Lag

Jet Lag is caused when you hop from one time zone to another; causing your biological clock to get out of sync with your destination. Here is how to solve it.


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