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Lauren Juliff

Updated Articles and Resources

By Lauren Juliff

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Before You Go Backpacking in Europe Created: Friday, May 19, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Want to go backpacking in Europe? Welcome to a great backpacking Europe FAQ, designed to answer key questions before you go backpacking in Europe -- what to pack, where to go, backpacking Europe budget, how to get there, where to stay and how to do backpacking Europe on the cheap. No ramen noodles. Unless you want 'em.
    • How to Save Space With Toiletries When Traveling Created: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      One of the easiest ways to save space when traveling is with your toiletries. Tips include traveling with solid shampoo and relying on hotel essentials.
    • About Single Europe Train Tickets Created: Sunday, March 11, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      You can buy Europe train tickets for a single destination, also called point to point tickets, as opposed to buying a Eurail pass, and you can buy single Europe train tickets before you leave the U...
    • What do you Know About the Tour de France? Created: Sunday, June 26, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      The magnitude of the Tour de France is staggering. The number of spectators, security forces, media representatives and staff following 135 men riding bicycles across 2241 torturous miles are mind ...
    • Riding London Doubledecker Buses Created: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Riding London doubledecker buses seems like a dream, but for Londoners, double decker buses in London are simply some of the ways they get around. That's true for tourists, too, but it's still an "...
    • Travelers' Diarrhea: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments Created: Friday, June 27, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Traveler's diarrhea is an unpleasant yet inevitable aspect of life on the road. Find out what causes it, what the symptoms are and how you can treat it.
    • Top Europe Train Safety Tips Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Europe train safety requires a little special care, but for the most part, staying safe on European trains is a matter of using the same common sense that you do while traveling anywhere (most of t...
    • Find US Federal Campgrounds Online by State Created: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Find US Federal campgrounds pnline and get details, campground photos and maps, using Recreation.gov, a site brought to you by 12 federal agencies." itemprop="description"< --> itemprop="descriptio...
    • Debit Card - Don't Travel Without it Created: Sunday, November 14, 2004 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Student travelers will find an ATM or debit card the most indispensable asset you can bring along on your international journey. It functions like a credit card, which you must have for making rese...
    • How to Stay Safe as a Solo Female Traveler Created: Friday, June 27, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      How to stay safe on the road as a solo female traveler. Find out what to wear, where to stay, what to do and how to have fun while doing so.
    • Essential Travel Gear for Backpacking Central America Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Your essential guide to what to take to Central America. Find out how to choose a backpack and what to fill it with, from technology to medicines.
    • Can you Drink the Tap Water in Europe? Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      A list of which cities in Europe have safe drinking water. Find out where you should avoid drinking the water and where is perfectly fine.
    • How to Get Your Laundry Done While Traveling Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      How to wash your clothes as you travel the world - from using guesthouses to visiting launderettes. You can even wash them yourself in the hostel sink!
    • How to Purify Water When Traveling Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      How to filter and purify your water supply while traveling -- whether it's river water when camping or tap water in your guesthouse.
    • What's Oman Like for Solo Female Travelers? Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      What to expect when traveling in Oman as a solo female. Find out how to dress, how to get around, what to do and where to stay.
    • Hot Summer Concerts and Music Festivals in Europe Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Summer concerts in Europe are here and that means some of the biggest, as well as small but hot, bands in the world are hitting Europe for huge summer music festivals. Several-day extravaganzas wit...
    • Mexican Car Insurance, Renting a Car in Mexico and Crossing the Mexico Border Created: Saturday, December 04, 2004 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Driving in Mexico - border crossings, Mexican car insurance, driving rules of the road in Mexico, bringing items into and out of Mexico, Mexico and US Customs and renting a car in Mexico and more o...
    • Pack Light, Pack Smart Created: Sunday, November 14, 2004 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Hopping continents while hauling mounds of luggage is a gigantic drag. Want to breeze through countries instead of sweating along the sidewalk? Pack light, pack smart: a short packing tutorial.
    • How Much Do Hostels Cost? A Frequently Asked Hostel Question Created: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Expect to spend $8-$35 on a single bed. For your money, you'll get a bunk and shared bathroom unless you're going flashpacker style in a more expensive single room, which may have its own bath and ...
    • Hand Gestures in the World With Two Meanings Or More Than One Meaning Created: Saturday, June 30, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Hand gestures can have meanings in other countries and cultures that are not what you think they are -- in fact, a hand gesture familiar and friendly to you could be a dreadful insult elsewhere. So...
    • What's Up With Mexico Utilities - Water, Toilets and Phone? Created: Saturday, January 21, 2006 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Mexico utilities questions: can I drink the water in Mexico? Why can't I put toilet paper in the toilet in Mexico? How do I make a phone call in Mexico? Basic travel questions about using utilities...
    • Airplane Seat Planning Created: Friday, September 30, 2005 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      You've bought your airline ticket - next question: just where is your airplane seat? And why should you find out? When you make an airline reservation, a seat is assigned to you; you'll often have ...
    • How to Use Munich Trains Created: Sunday, May 28, 2006 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      How to Use Munich Trains - about Munich trains and subways. Getting around in Munich via train and subway is easy enough if you learn some basic rules. Read more...
    • Travel Myth - Hostels Will Have Bed Bugs Created: Wednesday, August 09, 2006 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Bed bugs are simply not a travel scourge for student travelers and backpackers. Bed bugs don't carry disease and hostels don't harbor bed bugs. Let's lay some bed bug myths to rest and learn about ...
    • Passport Rules and Current Passport News Created: Thursday, March 01, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Current passports rules for US citizens are a bit confusing right now -- get the passport rules and passport news, understand what's happening with passports, who needs passports, whether you need ...
    • What Are Hostel Bathrooms Like? Created: Monday, October 31, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Expect shared bathrooms in hostels, though private hostel rooms may have en suite (in the room) bathrooms. Hostel bathrooms usually start the day clean, but you may be sharing with double digit num...
    • What is Wifi? Created: Monday, April 10, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Wifi - what is wifi? Find the definition of wifi and learn why travelers care what wifi is, and where to find wifi hotspots.
    • What Is a Copyrighted Image? What Does Copyright Mean in Image Use? Created: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      What Is a Copyrighted Image? What Does Copyright Mean in Image Use?
    • What Travel Documents do I Need for Student Travel? Created: Thursday, February 02, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Travel Documents - what travel documents will I need for student travel? Learn which travel documents you may need for student travel -- passport, tourism and work visa, id, travel immunizations re...
    • How Can I Get Help if I Go Broke Abroad? Created: Sunday, February 13, 2005 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      If you're robbed overseas or go broke in some way abroad, the U.S. government can make small loans while you wait for money from home or give you financial help to get home. Find tips on avoiding b...
    • Toilets Around the World - Toilet Talk for Travelers Created: Sunday, March 06, 2005 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      Toilets around the world all have the same purpose -- they're just toilets, and they won't kill you, though they may appall you... squat toilets and outhouses are still just toilets. You can't flu...
    • Smartwool Socks: Best Travel Socks Created: Friday, March 31, 2006 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      They last until loss do you part. They don't itch, and they'll never show you a stinky side. They're warm, cool, cushy, comfy. Every traveler should have.

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