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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.

    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

    16 Travel and Study Abroad Scholarships for Kids in Grade K-12

    The following scholarships are either travel-related contests, study abroad scholarships, or grants for travel given to students from grades K-12. It's a common idea that you must be a high school or college student to study abroad or travel as a student. One of the main objectives of my blog is CONTINUE READING

    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