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Beyond Booze, Beads, And Boobs: Tips For Surviving Mardi Gras

Beyond Booze, Beads, And Boobs: Tips For Surviving Mardi Gras

After stuffing ourselves with turkey on Thanksgiving and spending all our money on Christmas presents, Americans prepare for another yearly celebration. Thousands of people, of all ages, head to New Orleans for the yearly celebration of Mardi Gras. Yes, Mardi Gras has went from the stereotypical booze fest to something that has strong ties to not only New Orleans but the rest of American. Before I go into some tips for surviving Mardi Gras, let us do a little history lesson so everyone can know the meaning and roots of Mardi Gras.  Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, refers to events...

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The 7 Types Of Friends You Have While Planning A Trip

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The 7 Types Of Friends You Have While Planning A Trip

Planning a vacation can either be one of the most exciting or stressful experiences of your life. Somehow it seems to be one of the other and never falls anywhere between. In the course of planning, people’s personalities start to show a little more clearly as the process progresses. If you have a lazy friend, then they will probably be lazy in the planning process. Trust me, planning a vacation is the last place you would want to have a lazy friend because far too much communication goes into it. You probably have one person in your travel tribe who...

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How I Survived A Week In Europe On 500 Euros

How I Survived A Week In Europe On 500 Euros

I think the most shocking thing about my European Adventure is that I survived on 500 Euros. FOR A WHOLE WEEK! I want to be the first to say that going to Europe (and surviving for a week) is reasonable and you can do it on a budget. The majority of Europe is not as expensive as people make it seem. You can do a lot on a budget that fits your financial situation, or if you are just like me then you do not believe in spending thousands of dollars on a trip. I always get people asking me...

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5 Things To Do In Thailand Besides Elephants

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5 Things To Do In Thailand Besides Elephants

When you see vacation photos from Thailand, 90% of the time those photos will feature an elephant. Thailand tourism has become increasingly popular due to its elephant tourism which allows visitors to get a close-up experience with elephants in a natural environment. However, Thailand is filled with many beautiful islands, holy temples, and great eats. To get you prepared for your trip to Thailand, here are 5 things to do in Thailand besides elephants.    Thai Cooking Class (Chiang Mai)    We attended Thai Cookery School (Pra Nang) where we were guided through the process of preparing and cooking traditional-style Thai...

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Don't Work To Travel, Travel To Work

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Don't Work To Travel, Travel To Work

In the world of travel, there are a few great ways to get "free" travel.  One of most underrated ways is to travel for work.  Expats, or people who work in another country, have grown a lot over the last few years but many people still do not know about the many opportunities out there. I had the opportunity to see Dubai twice because a longtime family friend was a teacher in the United Arab Emirates.   26-year-old travel enthusiast Cedric Hutchison (@cedinthecity) shares his experience traveling the world and being an expat overseas. How long have you been traveling? What are some...

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