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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.

    7 Tips on How to Gain the Confidence to Travel Solo (Bye, Flaky Friends!)

    I grew up in a family that was very accustomed to traveling and was raised with it as much a priority in life as food and shelter. At 15 years old, I was flying across the country by myself to visit family, and I embarked on my first solo trip CONTINUE READING

    8 Ways You Can Incorporate Travel into Your Daily Life

    1.) Decorate the room you spend the most time in. One of the most simple things you can do is have travel in your eye line for as many hours of the day as possible. Whether this be your bedroom, office space, or even your car! I simply printed off CONTINUE READING

    Where to Stay in Cartagena? The #1 Cartagena Airbnb with a View to DIE For!

    I've stayed at my fair share of Airbnb and have realized that my accommodations play a huge role in the overall quality of my trip. As a solo female traveler, the amenities, location, security, and beauty in an Airbnb mean especially a lot to me and my comfort level in CONTINUE READING

    An Interview with Woni Spotts: How She Visited Every Country in the World

    This is an interview with Woni Spotts, the first black woman to visit every country in the world. This is actually Part 2 to her introductory article where I present her to the world and give a synopsis of who she is, what she did, and why she's credible. The following CONTINUE READING

    Breaking the Story of Woni Spotts: The First Black Woman to Visit Every Country in the World

    "Wait, what is a Woni Spotts?" It was my thought when I first saw her name associated with being a record setter. I saw a Twitter thread by black travel bloggers referencing a blurry picture of a woman named Woni and saying that she was the first black woman to CONTINUE READING

    Live Like I’m Dying: How I Became Addicted to Adventure Travel As a Young, Black Male (Nadji, 25) – 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 Nadji Grizzle, 25, shares his CONTINUE READING

    Luxury Travel For Less: How to Take Budget Vacations with VIP Vibes

    Have you ever wanted to take a luxury vacation but student loans, credit card bills, an entry-level salary, and/or general not-richness prevents you from traveling the first-class lifestyle you know you deserve? As a financially strapped 20-something, trust me, I relate. But as a travel blogger who has visited 28 countries and CONTINUE READING

    Is Travel Worth the Risks? If I Die While Traveling, You Should Know…

    Not so long ago, I had plans to visit the Middle East for the very first time. The usual worries: "It's not safe!" "Why go there?" "It's just not worth the risk." Before then, the closest I'd ever come was a long weekend in Turkey. Like any adventure I embark on, CONTINUE READING