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One of my favorite travels is up to the mountains when the leaves are changing. I can't wait for fall!

Post number 2, woo hoo! Still trying to be as cohesive as possible, carrying themed blog posts throughout each of my posts. I tried my best to do some of the same categories from last week, but I just get so excited when I see something new!

1. Travel tip
2. Travel in U.S.
3. Cheap travel
4. Backpacking
5. Wildcard: Volunteering

1. Travel tip:
Not so much as tip, as a heads up. This article by Gadling lists the top 10 pickpocketing cities. Pickpocketing is a traveler’s worst nightmare. The article isn’t meant to scare, but I thought it was something people should be aware of.

2. Travel in the U.S.:
Again, a posting by Gadling (I guess they’re just good). This one is about the drive they deem the most beautiful in the United States. What’s more fun than a roadtrip?

3. Cheap travel:
The whole reason I chose to do a travel blog was because I love to travel, but unfortunately do not have a money tree growing in my backyard. Yes, I sound just like my mother. But seriously…getting around the world (in semi-style) aint cheap! This post by Tim Leffer gives tips about how to travel throughout Asia cheaply. They also link a few helpful sites, which is always nice. Enjoy!

4. Backpacking:
FoxNomad
turned me on to this awesome competition in the world of backpacking. He has asked that people turn in a 3-5 minute video describing what aspect of what city they want to be a part of for a 6 day backpacking adventure. The winner will receive airfare to nearly any city (up to $1,000) and hostel accommodations (up to $200) for 6 nights. How awesome!?

5. Wildcard: Volunteering
As they say in this article, travel can be a very selfish act. You take a trip to whereever you want to take care of yourself and your needs. But this doesn’t always have to be the case. Volunteering your way around the globe is a great way to travel cheaply while helping people around the world! BootsnAll gives a rookie’s guide to volunteering, complete with links to other helpful sites to get your expedition under way!

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Written by Lauren Allen

September 20, 2010 at 2:07 pm

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travallen’ gets a move on.

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Awesome picture of Columbia, SC where lots of UGA students will be traveling for the football game tomorrow!

This is my first blog edit, so bear with me! I am going to try to make it as cohesive as possible. I am hoping to keep with the same themes throughout each of my blog posts, but we’ll see how successful that is. In this post, you’ll see:
1. Long term travel
2. Travel in the U.S.
3. Backpacking
4. General travel tip
5. Wildcard: Moving

Enjoy!

1. Long term travel:
I know tons of people read Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love and absolutely hated it, but I fell in LOVE. Just the idea of traveling to three foreign countries (and alone!) made me respect and envy Gilbert. Chris Gray Faust, former travel editor at USA Today‘, encourages the idea to take time off and travel the world. In the article posted on Chris Around the World, she also posts a link to Meet, Plan, Go, a company dedicated to helping people plan trips around the world. There are even Meet, Plan, Go advisors in Atlanta!

2. Travel in the U.S.
For many people (especially me, being a broke college student) money really gets in the way of traveling—especially when we start talking crossing seas! This blog entry by As We Travel highlights four cities right here in the U.S. (three are probably drivable from Athens,) that they consider must sees!

3. Backpacking:

What’s the one thing every college student wants to do the day they graduate? Delay the inevitable cubicle-ridden-real-world by striking out to Europe to backpack for a year. But how possible is that when you have zero money? Art of  Backpacking tells this awesome story about how he saved $15,000 over a year so that he could break free of the corporate world and set out on a backpacking trip of a lifetime.

4. General travel tip:
Nothing sucks more than when you’re in a foreign place with a camera hanging from your neck and your fanny pack strapped to your waist when a local walks by and scoffs at you. foXnoMad gives great tips about how to blend in with your surroundings and get the most out of your travels.

5. Moving:
This is more along the lines of permanent travel—the kind where you don’t return to your starting point. As a senior at the University, moving is on the forefront of my friends’ minds and mine. Where will be go after college and what will be do with all the junk we’ve stored up since our days in the dorms.  This article from Money Under 30 gives some excellent tips on how to make moving easier.

Written by Lauren Allen

September 10, 2010 at 3:46 pm

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I chose this template because it is clean and easily navigated.

Because this will be a travel blog, I want the focus of my readers’ attention to be on the content, which will probably include photos. I think the white background will allow my photos to pop!

Written by Lauren Allen

September 8, 2010 at 5:06 pm

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Welcome to WordPress.com. This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!

Written by Lauren Allen

September 8, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Posted in Editing & Makeup