How to Keep the Rest of the World from Hating You: Tips for Being a Good Guest While in Someone Else’s Home(land)

New York

According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, a record-breaking 1.2 billion tourists traveled abroad in 2015, 50 million more than in 2014, marking the sixth consecutive year of above-average growth.

There’s no doubt about it… everyone’s a tourist these days. But not all tourists are created equally.

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Letter to your younger self series: Wendy E Simmons

New York

Hey Younger Me,

It’s me, your older self. I’ve been asked to write you a letter that foretells the myriad accomplishments and setbacks you’ll experience in life. A compendium, really, of the knowledge and wisdom I’ve gained since I was your age, and whatever other sage advice I may have to ease your journey. I guess sort of like a psychic friend crossed with a fairy godmother, with a dash of Yoda, Dear Abby, Polonius, and the Ghost of Things to Come… tossed into 750 to 1,000 words.

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Don’t Let Money Mistakes Ruin Your Vacation: 8 Tips For Travelers

New York

When it comes to travel, few things can ruin a vacation faster than money. Vacation is meant to relieve stress, not induce it.

Whether you’re trying to save money, avoid fighting over money, or avoid losing your money, these common sense tips should help:

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Why I Travel the World Alone

New York

I’ll never forget the day I checked in for my flight to Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I was at South Africa’s O.R. Tambo International Airport and had been waiting in line forever. When I finally reached the counter, the agent took one look at my ticket and asked why I was going to the DRC. When I replied, “For vacation,” he laughed.

I admit, my vacation choices aren’t always conventional.

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