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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.

    AirBnb Tips for Guests: Survival Tips You Need to Know Before You Book!

    If you're anything like how I was before my first Airbnb stay, at this moment you are anxious and have a ton of questions. But if you're a seasoned traveler, or just really brave, perhaps you're diving in head first! And that's good—though I promise you at some point you will CONTINUE READING

    How Losing My Phone in France Led Me to Move to Sri Lanka: The Butterfly Effect (Bruno, 24) – YTN

    The Millennials on the Move: Young Traveler's Network series showcases candid interviews of young people worldwide and the inspiring stories of how they navigate their lives and travels. From weekend trips to volunteering in some of the most remote corners of the world, these young travelers share their stories to CONTINUE READING

    Listen. Your Friends Ain’t Coming, Sis… But Book That Sh*t Anyway

    Let’s set the scene. You come across a destination on Instagram you really want to visit this summer. You have the savings and PTO saved up to make it happen in about 3 months, so you start to seriously look into it. You do a few days of research and CONTINUE READING

    How Travel Programs Can Make You A Chronic Career Changer (Sojourner, 24) – YTN

    The Young Traveler's Network series showcases candid interviews of young people worldwide and the inspiring stories of how they navigate their lives and travels. From studying abroad to becoming an expat in some of the most remote corners of the world, these young travelers share their stories to educate, inspire, and CONTINUE READING

    Real Life Mario Kart Racing in Tokyo! Everything You Need to Know Before You Start Your Engines

    If you're heading to Tokyo for more than 24 hours, MariCar go-kart racing is one thing I insist you do. This is one of those rare bucket list items that you think you'll enjoy, but is actually even better than you imagined! (Updated July 12, 2o19) Where are the CONTINUE READING

    Study Abroad Scholarships: How I Won $40,000 and How You Can Too!

    Education abroad and study abroad scholarships are two elements of university life that are misunderstood, underutilized, and shrouded in mystery. Luckily, I've decoded the puzzle of applying to and successfully winning this form of financial aid, and to this day have racked up $69,264 in total, of which $41,027 in study abroad scholarships being CONTINUE READING

    The Top 40+ Active Facebook Travel Groups to Join in 2019

    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

    How to Take More College Trips When You’re A Broke & Busy Student

    I took countless college trips and visited 10+ new countries as a full-time undergraduate student. Each trip was at least one week, and I paid for it all myself. No parents, no inheritance, I didn't drop out, and I had no sugar daddy. 8 countries? How did I have the CONTINUE READING