How to Travel with Your Parents

Until we arrived in Kathmandu, I never fathomed traveling with my father. However, he’s turned out to be one of my favorite travel buddies. Of course, there is a learning curve when it comes to backpacking with your parents. Here are some tips for how to (successfully) travel with Mom or Dad.

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Travel Friends Forever

To those of you eager to set out into the world yet hesitant for fear that you won’t make any friends: this is the least of your worries. First of all, travelers are often friendly folk, delighted to be out and about and eager to share with someone the excitement and wonder of exploration. Much as they are keen to fall in love with a place and/or culture, so too are they enthusiastic about making new friends with people from all over the world.

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A Stranger at Home

Imagine somebody sneaks into your house and—unbeknown to you—deviously shifts all of your possessions six inches to the right. You may not be able to pinpoint precisely what’s askew, yet something is undoubtedly and jarringly “off.” This is akin to the sensation of returning home after an extended trip abroad.

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Travelling RTW Last-Minute Tips

This is the final installment in my series on How to Plan a ’Round the World Trip (RTW). You’ve made your decision, marked your map, counted your pennies and balled your socks—you’re ready to hit the road, right? Well, almost. Here are a few last-minute tips to note before setting out.

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