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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.

    My First TBEX! TBEX Tips for New Travel Bloggers

    I recently returned from TBEX Stockholm which was July 14-July 16.  TBEX, actually called the Travel Blog Exchange, describes themselves on their website as follows: "TBEX is the world's largest gathering of travel bloggers, writers, new media content creators, and social media savvy travel industry professionals." Which is a mouthful. CONTINUE READING

    Leaving Arizona to Teach English and Blog in Vietnam (Sarah A., 24) – 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 Sarah Attaway, 24, shares how CONTINUE READING

    This 25-year-old Blogger Moved to Morocco (Monika, 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 Monika, 25, shares how she CONTINUE READING

    How Jackson Groves Moved to Hawaii to Work Remotely (Jackson, 24) – 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 Jackson Groves, 24, shares how CONTINUE READING

    My Totally Teenage Six Hour Flight-Fling

    I was seventeen years old, alone, and very anxious as I stood in line at JFK airport, gripping my passport and plane ticket that would eventually take me to Iceland. (more…)

    The One Piece of Travel Advice I Wish I’d Known at 20

    Though I have I've been lucky enough to travel more often than most 20-year-olds, I realize that there are many things in this world that I've left to see and experience. So much so, in fact, that it's a bit overwhelming at times. While it's impossible to know at the CONTINUE READING

    A Beginner’s Guide to Planning Your Very First Trip

    Eventually, after one too many travel stories from friends, one too many episodes of Anthony Bourdain's TV shows, one too many Cancun vacation Facebook posts, and one too many times crying at Eat, Pray, Love... a person just breaks. That's it. You need to go somewhere. And I say, Yes!  Congratulations. Infection has CONTINUE READING

    Travel Safety Tips Every Vacationer Needs to Know

    The world isn't sunshine and rainbows all the time, and you can't travel without knowing that there are good and bad people in the world. And it's better to be over-prepared than to get hurt because you were naive of the hazards of being a traveler! What are the potential CONTINUE READING