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With every post, Kiona, creator of the popular blog and Instagram account How Not to Travel Like a Basic Bitch, is teaching herself and her followers how to be, well, less basic.
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This central California park is one of the hottest, driest, and lowest places in the country. It's also one of the most beautiful—a place where sculptural canyons, undulating sand dunes, abundant wildlife, and a luminous sky abound. Here's our longform guide on how to visit.
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Save on baggage fees and travel lighter.
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It isn't just the astounding geological wonders that give our country's first national park its allure, from 500 geysers that erupt up to 400 feet into the air to deep glacier-carved valleys and fossil forests. The vibrant megafauna and endless backcountry terrain make it one of the wildest areas in the country. And if you know where to go, you can avoid the crowds.
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These locals-only mountains might not have fancy spas or heated lifts, but they all sell affordable tickets and have hostels and cheap hotels nearby.
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Here are her final thoughts after eight flights and 30 hours in the air.
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Invest in an Eagle Creek bag—it'll last a lifetime.
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Yes, you should fly less, but it's complicated. Here's a guide to when you should take a plane, when you shouldn't, and how to be a more conscious traveler.
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Planning a ski trip can be tricky. With so many enticing alternatives—California or Colorado? Utah or Quebec? Vermont or British Columbia?—it’s tough to know which resort to commit to. And given today’s collective deals, chances are your season pass works at a whole range of really cool places.
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Saving for a trip is often made to sound easy: skip a latte every week, and before you know it, you’re halfway to Patagonia. But anyone who’s tried to squirrel away more than a few bucks here and there knows it takes a lot more discipline to accumulate significant reserves.
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Those iconic bulbous boulders, lucid skies, and namesake trees are mere backdrops to a Californian desert playground filled with jaw-dropping vistas, dynamic hiking trails, and that famous grippy rock. Here's everything you need to know to explore it.
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Nowadays, duffel bags are built to do more than carry clothes. Thanks to smart designs and features for every travel scenario, the average duffel is expected to be a certified gear hauler with durability to boot. After putting a handful of these bags through the wringer, here are our favorites.
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