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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.

    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

    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

    Weekend Trip to Nantucket, MA: A Locals Tips to Enjoying the Island! (Erin-Marie, 26) – 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 Erin-Marie Huyser, 26, shares her local CONTINUE READING

    Which is the correct term? Black vs. BIPOC vs. African American vs. POC vs. BAME

    In light of the heinous murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others have forced communities around the world to confront systemic racism. As a Black, American woman—albeit a multi-racial and lighter-skinned Black woman—I've felt called to use my privilege and my platform to speak out how CONTINUE READING

    45+ Black-Owned Restaurants in San Diego to Patron For the Culture

    Welcome to sunny San Diego! Arguably one of the best cities in the United States,  SD is famous for its historic Gaslamp District, beautiful beaches, and proximity to Mexico. Born in Oceanside and often in the city for work and to visit family, I know the one quality that it's CONTINUE READING

    With Classes Online Because of COVID-19, Community Colleges are a Student’s Best Option this Fall

    There has long been a societal stigma against community college when compared to traditional universities. The public American public education system itself seems to ingrain in students that community college should a backup plan, a temporary thing to save money for a 4-year college. Community college is seen as inferior CONTINUE READING

    I Quit My Job to Travel Blog… And Then ‘Rona Hit: 2-Month Update

    I quit my full-time engineering job on February 14, 2020, to be a full-time travel blogger. By March 1, 2020, the coronavirus had hit my state and locked everything down... Now it's been 55 days in quarantine 🙃 Compared to my 1-week or 1-month IQMJTB update, this time I've mentally CONTINUE READING

    Our Vacations Might Be Canceled, But Mother Nature is Having Her Hot Girl Summer

    This global pandemic has so far claimed more than 208,000 lives globally, grounded more than 2/3 of the world's passenger jets, and global travel and hospitality industry to its knees. Local DMOs, tour providers, airlines, transportation services, hotels, have all been rocked—and becoming a full-time travel influencer during this time CONTINUE READING