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5 Ways to Support BLM on the Road

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Change is in the air. We’re dawning upon a new season, a new decade, a new time in America. More than ever, our voices matter and it’s important that we keep the conversation going, even when we are on the road. Here are five ways to support Black Lives Matter when traveling.

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The Dreaded Under 25 Fee (& How to Avoid It)

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So, you’ve planned out a fantastic little road trip from here to there, you know where you’re stopping along the way and where you are flying in and out of. But there’s one vital component you may have overlooked: your age. Renting a car can be a slippery slope if you’re under the age of 25. But don’t worry, I’ve got some tricks to help you out!

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Poconos During a Pandemic

Safe travels during a pandemic: a series. I’ve made the decision to continue close-to-home short trips via car, following all protocols. The stir crazy feeling begins to eat away at you the longer you sit inside, the longer you reminisce on the times you were out and about. However, the only way to scratch that itch is to follow all guidelines and safely travel. Here’s our journey to and from the gorgeous Poconos in the midst of an international pandemic.

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4 Reasons You Should Plan Your Trip in Quarantine

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Being locked up inside during a mandatory quarantine doesn’t necessarily mean you have to stop planning for the future…even if that future looks unpredictable. In the past month, you may have run down your list of things to do when you’re bored, so now you’re looking for something to take up the remaining time. One of the oddly satisfying activities you can do is plan future trips…even if they’re way out of your budget. Let’s go to Thailand! Who says you have to actually go on those trips? Here are 4 reasons you should plan your trip in quarantine!

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April Planning: a California Road Trip

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Welcome back to another episode of COVID Boredom. We here in my Philadelphia rowhouse are taking the necessary precautions during this frightening time, but we’re also planning away for when all of this hopefully ends. In between the games of Fortnite and the daily Skype meetings, I’ve been utilizing a cool new tool to plan out my hopeful summer road trip. Where are we going?

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Shenandoah During a Pandemic

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Edit: I do not recommend overpopulating national parks. Stay home if you can and follow social distancing guidelines.

Highway signs flash, “Limit travel, stay home.” It’s a difficult time for everyone, especially when being told to stay indoors. While it is best to avoid large gatherings, exercise is still encouraged, especially when grabbing some fresh air outdoors. The day before I arrived, Shenandoah had shut down popular areas due to heavy crowds. So, we headed down the less popular trails and enjoyed the quiet of the forest.

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6 Recommended Bang-For-Your-Buck Destinations

I’ve been traveling since before I took my first steps. My family is what you would call “glampers;” we love to camp in massive RVs and fifth wheels. Not exactly roughing it in a tent, but still camping nonetheless. I’ve been everywhere from Freeport, Maine, to Charleston, South Carolina, and all the way to Key West, Florida. However, I never truly understood the financial side of traveling. Those were more like free trips to Disney compared to the struggle of budgeting and planning while in college. Yet, I’ve managed to travel to so many different places in this great big world of ours. Here are 6 recommended bang-for-your-buck destinations you too can explore.

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The Lazy Student’s Way to Road Trip

There was a time where I planned every single moment of a road trip. I had this existential fear that something would go horribly, horribly wrong, so I planned for every moment to go exactly as I had penned it. As it turns out, Connecticut traffic will leave you wishing you were dead and an Airbnb host’s “homemade” soap will lead to a Walmart excursion at 3 a.m. for body wash that didn’t leave you feeling (or smelling) like a slimy fish. There’s also the classic mistakes that I too have made along the way of planning extremely last second. However, there truly is a happy medium that I have discovered, and one that does not require too much effort. I will walk you through my planning experiences and how you can happily avoid everything I did wrong!

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