[dropcap size=small]E[/dropcap]ver had dreams of becoming a globetrotting NatGeo photographer? Me neither…. We thought our adventurous readers especially might be interested in MIT’s new free photojournalism course. It seems like it assumes you know a little something about cameras and composition and jumps right to the essentials of creating a narrative out of pictures. You’ll …

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1. Is using a travel agent cheaper than self-booking through money saving search engines like Priceline? Often, yes. Travel agents can save lots of money, even for the most seasoned adventurers. “Search engines like Expedia and Priceline.com charge a commission for finding and spitting out the cheapest flights available,” explained my favorite travel agent, Connie …

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Sometimes there’s nothing better than a long hot bath with a good book. Or a cold drink. Or a season of whatever TV show. Or a journal. Or a mug of tea. Or a potted plant. I’ve dropped a magazine or two in the bathtub in my day, but I think now those days are …

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Now, there are few things that dampen your hiking enthusiasm more than shot socks. I decided to take that bull by the horn and make myself a new pair. Crazy, maybe, but damn if they aren’t the most comfortable things that have touched my feet in months.

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[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]side from the plane and train tickets to get places, one of the most costly aspects of travel can be lodging. Here is some information on couch surfing, hostel hopping, and other means of sleeping cheap that you may want to get the lowdown on before trying them. I’ve tried to include all the …

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It’s Only Natural From Better Basics for the Home by Annie Berthold-Bond [dropcapI[/dropcap] am an extremely skeptical skin product consumer. Emphasis on extreme. I’ll spend countless minutes pacing the aisles of pharmacies, health food stores, and voodoo depots reading the backs of cleansers and oils to check how they were made, where they were made, and …

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[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s part of being in the Episcopal Service Corps, I live with five other people from the program in an intentional community. This can mean a lot of different things, but for us, it means we share some of our resources, eat together, pray together, clean together, and commit to life-giving relationships with each other. …

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[dropcap]F[/dropcap]ood can transport you to other places. Every time I think of Bananas Foster I’m brought back to our ramshackle little house in the middle of the rainforest in Belize. The jungle sounds are loud, but the rain is louder. As a group of archaeologists surveying the area for new sites, we had big appetites …

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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hether as part of WWOOFing or for other reasons, many travelers find themselves working in agriculture at some point along their journey. If you foresee working with plants as a possible part of your future adventures here are some invaluable, versatile items that double-up as good hiking gear. To say these items are invaluable is …

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