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Sasaima, Colombia

A newly-released documentary called Gringo Trails is taking a stab at critiquing the consequences of unfettered tourism. Breathtaking panoramas of unsullied beauty are juxtaposed with depressing scapes of littering and careless consumption by privileged touristas. Economic disparities between tourists coming from a heritage of privilege and the people who live in the regions travelled are only perpetuating the exploitation of areas throughout, specifically, the global south.

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National Geographic Inspired Vacations

Have you ever flipped through a National Geographic magazine, looking at breath-taking photos and wishing, “I wish I could go there.” Well, you’re not the only one who wistfully reads the magazine, dreaming of exotic vacations and serene views. Luckily, National Geographic has composed a list of interesting places to visit all throughout the world, and even offer these vacations fully planned for travelers.

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Rachel Halder with Hand Woven Peruvian Bracelets

The images our minds conjure when hearing the term “studying abroad” are often picturesque scenes of canal cruising in Amsterdam, club hopping in Barcelona, riding high on a red double-decker through London, or exuberant hiking through the lush, mountainous terrain of the El Yunque in Puerto Rico. These experiences are enriching and highly recommended by yours truly, yet there’s an important (and dare I see needed?) component to study abroad that is often over-looked: Service.

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Valentine's Day Wreath

Can you feel the love? If not, don’t worry, you’ve still got a day ;) To make this year’s Valentine’s Day more meaningful, we bring you a look at four myths and legends about love from different cultures around the world. These stories have inspired plays, movies, and poetry and are still told today. Which one will have you saying, ‘Be Mine?’

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4 Things to Know Before Traveling Abroad With Your Cellphone

Some travelers want to leave life behind and be unreachable while on vacation. But for many, traveling with a cellphone is practical and convenient, and can provide added security in unfamiliar territory, as well as making it easier to reach cab companies, airlines and the like.

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Kalinaw Resort - Restaurant By Night

I am floating, spread eagle, in the infinity pool of Kalinaw Resort in General Luna on the small Siargao Island on the eastern outskirts of the Philippines. Seven o’clock on a cool, indolent Saturday morning in June is evidently a very good time to be here.

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St. Patrick's Festival 2008 Dublin Ireland, Irish Flag

To help cut through the incredible amount of information out there, we’ve put together our best tips for two Spring holidays celebrated by millions every year across the continent: St. Paddy’s in Dublin and Easter in Rome. Armed with this knowledge, you’re bound to have a life changing weekend, and en even more memorable time overseas!

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Sochi 2014 Olympics

The Winter Olympics have been a celebration of winter sports and a global athletic community since it’s creation in 1924. There are sports more popular in some countries than others and it shows; from hockey in Canada to bobsledding in Germany. Here is a brief history of some of the most popular sports in the Winter Olympics, and the countries that celebrate them:

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Trekking the Himalayas with 3 Sisters

In Nepal, the trekking industry continues to be a business dominated by men. There aren’t many women trekkers looking to explore the Himalayas, but in spite of that fact, three sisters didn’t think it was fair for females to be discriminated. Ergo, they decided to fund “3 Sisters Adventure Trekking”, a business that was meant to offer trips for women.

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How to Save Money in College and Study Abroad

Studying abroad is a great opportunity to see other parts of the world on a deeper level than a simple vacation. It also looks great on a resume and gives you the chance to make friends across cultural boundaries. The benefits of studying abroad are many, but it can also be a major financial undertaking, especially if you’re not prepared. Before you apply to a study abroad program, consider these important factors and skills so you can have the best possible experience without breaking the bank.

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