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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.

    OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Olympus Camera Review: Mirrorless, Light, Intuitive!

    What kind of photographer am I? I am—what I like to call—a social media photographer. And I'm not ashamed of it! I take photos for personal enjoyment, this blog, and my social media accounts. A lot of my photography is mostly of myself in a travel setting or a far CONTINUE READING

    7 Things to Research to Have the Best Travel Experience Possible

    When you travel there will be cultural happenings—sayings, gestures, history, context, norms—that you won't notice. The more research you do before your trip the more understanding you will have when connecting with locals. Here are a few things to research before your trip to get you started: Food & CONTINUE READING

    Where To Stay Dubai: How to Choose The Best Area For Your Trip

    You're booking a trip to one of the most extravagant, exciting, and magical cities in the world. Instagram has inspired your activities and excursions, you know you want to dune bash in Dubai desert, and have the brunch of your life at the Burj Al Arab. But there's just one CONTINUE READING

    Funded Travel Opportunities & Competitions: Public Listing (Updated Aug 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

    How I Gained A New Perspective on my Country and Culture After Traveling (Rhea, 23) – YTN

    The Young Traveler’s Network series showcases candid guest 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 a Young Traveler named Rhea Rupani, 23, shares her CONTINUE READING

    My Travel (Mis)adventures: Getting Lost in An Oman Wadi

    Storytime! My Instagram followers begged, so here it is. That time I got lost in a canyon in Oman with no food or water, and... well you'll find out the rest.  You can watch the video account of the story here:    A "simple" visa run to Oman It was CONTINUE READING

    A Gen Z Guide to Telling Your Parents You Will Still Love Travel Post-Lockdown

    Every travel lover has one recurring daydream on their mind during this time of lockdown—when can we travel again, and how will it be different post-COVID? Though there are no exact answers, we cling every day to news reports hoping that cases are declining and leisure travel is somewhere on CONTINUE READING

    Bring #BlackLivesMatter Into Your Travels: How to Be a Better Ally

    The Black human experience has been gotten a lot of media attention recently because of the Black Lives Matter movement. However, it's a movement, not a moment. As a founder member of the Black Travel Alliance, I believe in the amplification of Black narratives in all areas, including the travel space. Devote CONTINUE READING