Which Backpack Should I Get for Long-Term Travel? Comparison Chart of Popular Women’s Packs

Comparing the Osprey Ariel AG 65, Osprey Aura AG 65, REI Co-op Women’s Traverse 65, and Osprey Fairview Trek 70 for long-term backpacking travel Getting ready for long-term travel is exciting beyond belief, but it also comes with a lot of decisions, both big and small: How much notice should I give my boss before

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Gear Essentials: Road Tripping

This article includes affiliate links which help support DLA at no additional cost to you! Going on a road trip is all about going on an adventure.  You never know what is around the next turn in the road. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared. While you can’t foresee every challenge, having the

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The Diverse Palate: What to eat in Rajasthan

Trying food when you are traveling can be intimidating, especially if the culture/cuisine is unfamiliar to you.  To help expand your palette, I’ll be writing a series of posts about each location/region I travel to, highlighting my favorite foods there.   I live to eat and when I travel, food is my favorite way to interact

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Do, See, Eat: 17 Recommendations for Udaipur

What to do and where to go in the City of Lakes I love how many major cities in India have well-known nicknames, and with Lake Pichola, Fateh Sugar Lake, and several smaller lakes dotted around this one, “The City of Lakes” is certainly an appropriate nickname for Udaipur!  Not only beautiful (both day and

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The Economy Class Survival Guide: Tips for Long Distance International Flights in the Economy Cabin

Note: This article includes affiliate links to products that I use when traveling.  If you purchase the items using the links, you support content like this at no additional cost to you! Long flights are an inescapable part of international travel. Imani and I had over 40 hours of travel, including a 13 hour layover

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Should you go on a Jaisalmer Camel Safari? Here’s What to Consider

Jaisalmer, the Golden City, is a town in the Thar Desert that’s particularly distinct from the other cities we’ve visited in Rajasthan (e.g. Jodhpur, Jaipur, Udaipur, etc.). Like those towns, Jaisalmer has an interesting vibe, various shops, delicious restaurants, some animal poop on the streets that you have to tiptoe around, friendly lodging options, and

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Do, Eat, Sleep: 9 Recommendations for Exploring Jodhpur

Note: This article was written with the budget traveler in mind, but should be helpful for various travel styles! Also known as the Blue City or Sun City, Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan.  Set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert, Jodhpur enjoys warm and sunny weather year round, earning it

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“Is it real?”… Answers to 17 Hair / Braids Questions I Get Abroad

If you’re a person of African descent who travels, you are fully aware of how intrigued, mystified, and curious people can be about your hair. Whether it’s dreadlocked, in a fro, twisted, weaved, relaxed, natural, whatever – you are likely to be asked one (or many) questions at some point.  Often wearing box braids, I’ve

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What to do in Agra (besides the Taj Mahal)

If you come to India, seeing the Taj Mahal is a must. It’s a spectacular sight and lives up to the hype. If you made the trip to Agra, there are other things that are absolutely worth seeing. I’ve included some restaurant and attraction suggestions below as well as some pro tips for visiting the

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