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As someone who learned to drive stick when I was 14, I’ve always maintained that it’s an essential life skill everyone should have. Knowing how to maneuver a manual transmission also has come in quite handy on my travels, especially in Europe, where stick-shift vehicles are the norm (and automatics are pricey to rent). Here are some other must-have skills for every traveler, whether you’re headed on three-week safari or for a long weekend full of sand and sun. Read more
I’m always looking for ways to optimize my carry-on space when traveling. I used to overpack to the max. Then I went on a backpacking trip around Europe. I quickly learned that packing five pairs of shoes and four guidebooks was not going to cut it…that is, unless I wanted to hire someone else to carry my backpack, which would effectively zero-out my measly budget. Here are some things I’ve learned along the way for packing light and right. Read more
Traveling isn’t always stress-free. Worst-case-scenarios can arrise and you’ve got to be prepared to handle anything in an unknown locale. Read on to learn what you should do when your vacation is no longer smooth sailing.
An Arrest Abroad
If you’re arrested abroad, contact the local U.S. consulate immediately. Consuls can assist by providing a list of attorneys and ensuring your jail conditions and health are in acceptable condition. Read more
In general, Australians have a reputation as being well-traveled folks. Sally Fitzgibbons, a native of Genoa, is no different – but the 20-year-old has an enviable reason for globetrotting: her career as a professional surfer. The Roxy-sponsored athlete recently claimed her third win of the 2011 surfing season with the trophy at the Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour in Huntington Beach, CA, becoming the youngest and fastest surfer – male or female – to ever qualify for the ASP World Tour.
Here, Fitzgibbons speaks to ShermansTravel about her favorite surfing spots around the globe and some of her travel secrets.
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