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    Gabby created Packs Light as an all-inclusive travel resource to empower young people to seek risk, seize opportunity, and see the world.

    Top 10 Black-Owned Food Spots in Sanibel & Ft Myers, Florida

    I came to the Fort Myers and Sanibel area on a whim as my first post-quarantine vacation of this pandemic. My family and I found an incredible Airbnb deal that was essentially an all-inclusive paradise that we could quarantine in for the week. The only thing left was to figure CONTINUE READING

    A Local’s Perspective to Barbados Reopening to Travelers This Week

    The country of Barbados is welcoming its first scheduled flights this week after adjusting it's travel advisory and resuming flights to the island on Sunday, June 12th. We can proudly assume that Barbados is practically COVID free right now and ready to safely welcome visitors back to our shores. However, CONTINUE READING

    I Quit My Job to Travel Blog… And Then ‘Rona Hit: 3-Month Update

    This year I executed my 3-year plan to quit my 9-5 engineering job and travel the world full-time... two weeks later, a pandemic hit 😅 Here's my 3-month update! Now that we’re three months into the coronavirus, and some of the people in the U.S. are getting antsy thinking like CONTINUE READING

    Rediscovering Your Hometown During Quarantine (Jasmine, 21) – YTN

    The Young Traveler’s Network series showcases candid guest posts interviews of young people worldwide and the inspiring stories of how they navigate their lives and travels. They share their stories to educate, inspire, and empower others to see the world! This week, Jasmine, 21, shares how rediscovering her hometown satisfies her CONTINUE READING

    The North vs. South of England: Which Should You Visit?

    If you live in or have spent a substantial amount of time in the UK you know there’s a divide between the North vs South of England. My name is Poppy and I am a flight attendant and freelance writer, and around 6 months ago I moved from Yorkshire, in CONTINUE READING

    How to Pack for a Trip When You Have NO IDEA Where You’re Going!

    Last year for my 24th birthday my friend and I drove to the nearest international airport at 4 AM, walked up to the ticket counter, and tried to buy the cheapest plane ticket "anywhere fun" for a long weekend. We had no idea where we could end up and so CONTINUE READING

    Funded Travel Opportunities & Competitions: Public Listing (Updated Jul 2020)

    A huge thread of amazing travel opportunities in all fields, for young people! Science, international relations, education, study abroad, and more. The average application age range is 16 to 30. As a kid, I used to spend hours looking for loose change on my dad's office floor. I CONTINUE READING

    Penang, Malaysia’s Interactive and Instagram-Worthy Art Scene

    Penang is a city in Malaysia where visitors can experience a diverse and beautiful local culture while getting extremely unique and Instagrammable photos. There are two hotspots that draw upon Malaysian aesthetics through their playful art style. Here, visitors can interact and make funny poses with quirky artwork. Mural Art CONTINUE READING