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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.

    Exploring The Winter Wonderlands of Heilongjiang, China

    Have you ever heard of Heilongjiang, China? Likely not! Heilongjiang's remote location, limited western amenities, and often inhospitable temperatures have kept it away from the typical “tourist trail.” However, it has a lot to offer! In this guide, you'll find out what makes this distant Chinese Province a winter wonderland CONTINUE READING

    10 REAL Tips to Gain REAL Instagram Followers in 2021 (Without Instagram Pods)

    Getting your Instagram in front of new eyes and gaining organic followers is seemingly impossible in 2020.  Common social media advice to gain IG followers is to post quality content, use hashtags, and get reposted on bigger accounts. These are valid tips that you should be trying to implement, but CONTINUE READING

    The Top 40+ Active Facebook Travel Groups to Join in 2021

    Facebook groups are incredible forums for connecting with others in your local community or around the globe. Being in the travel niche especially I've found Facebook groups great places to ask locals questions, meet up with friends when I'm traveling solo, vent about travel mishaps, and generally have a good CONTINUE READING

    She’s 18 and Travels the USA in Vintage Clothes with a Parasol (Tiffany, 18) – 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 Tiffany, 18, shares her experience CONTINUE READING

    My Full-Time Travel Blogger Origin Story

    My name is Gabby Beckford and I'm a full-time travel blogger. wow, you don't know how long it's taken for me to be able to introduce myself like that. Where it all began Having a mother who was a travel agent for 25 years, and a father who is an CONTINUE READING

    13 Travel Mistakes To Avoid On Your Next Trip

    As a young traveler, I've experienced more than my fair share of mistakes made while traveling around the world. Learn from my mistakes so you don't have to repeat them! 1. Not living in the moment. When visiting the Dead Sea we had more time there than we expected. But, CONTINUE READING

    Instagram Guides: 5 Things Creators Need to Know BEFORE Diving In

    Instagram's newest feature—no, not IGTV. Not Shop. It's called Instagram Guides. You can now collect past Instagram static posts, Reels, and IGTVs into swipeable groups that serve like listicles. Think of them as public Collections that you can add commentary to! Here are 5 tips from a full-time influencer and CONTINUE READING

    How I Traveled the Southwest for Free Doing Conservation Work (Kelsey, 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 Kelsey, 23, shares how she traveled through the southwestern CONTINUE READING