How-To Guides

How-To Guides

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Confronting the Post-Trip Blues

“Beware of destination addiction — a preoccupation with the idea that happiness is in the next place, the next job, and with the next partner. Until you give up the idea that happiness is...
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How to Plan a Family Backpacking Trip

Whether you are a novice backpacker or have been exploring the woods for years, there are always a number of questions to ask when planning an overnight hiking trip. Where should I go? What...
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How to (Actually) Learn a Language at Home

Language immersion (i.e. using your target language in everyday life in a country where it’s spoken) is often stressed as one of the most important steps in the language-learning process. There is a good...
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Slow Travel: Taking a Step Back

Have you ever sat in the window seat on an airplane, watching the world below crawl by unassumingly, and wondered what it would be like to wander through those distant landscapes? If you answered...

6 Tips for Road-Tripping with Your Dog

I’ve been taking road trips since I was old enough to drive. I started small, spending summer afternoons driving up to a friend’s cabin in Maine or exploring the back roads and speckled foliage...

How to Save for Your Next Great Adventure

Though we wish it were, travel isn’t free. But your next adventure doesn’t have to break the bank. It simply requires a bit of planning and research. So, if you’re passionate about exploring the...
Fall colors in the backcountry of New England

Photographing Fall Colors with Chris Daniele

Autumn is in the air. Before long, entire landscapes will be awash in photogenic red, orange, and yellow leaves. But there’s more to fall photography than pointing and shooting, so we asked New England-based...

The Art of Going Home

Imagine stepping into your house, but all of the furniture has shifted ever so slightly to the left. Everything looks the same, but somehow your ability to navigate fluidly and naturally through your space...
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Videography Basics: Simple Sequences

Wondering how your favorite filmmakers create movie magic? Have an idea for a video project, but not sure if your skills can do it justice? In this series, we’re introducing you to the basics...