Pulse: The Too Many Clothes and Travel Woes Edition


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Pulse is a round-up of the best travel writing of the week on the web, published every Sunday, so that you can spend your day relaxing and reading rather than searching.

This week, we show you that traveling isn’t always perfect and how that’s also what makes it so great.

Confessions of an Expat: The Challenge of Coming Home
It’s easy to get excited about a travel adventure, but it’s not always easy to go back home. Jeff Johns explains an ex-pat’s struggle to figure out what “home” really means and the difficulties of going back after a very long time away.


7 Deadly Sins of Travel Packing
Plenty of travel bloggers have told readers what to pack for all types of excursions from long-term travel to a week-long vacation, but few have told what not to stuff in your suitcase. Anne Sutherland-Smith explains how too many gadgets and too much gear can put a damper on the whole travel experience.


The Truth About Travel: Dealing with the Low Days
A trip to the beach doesn’t always mean it’s going to be sunny. Olkhon Island is supposed to be sunny at least 300 days a year, and somehow Nick and Denise saw rain half of the time they were there. Through their misfortune, they show that traveling isn’t always what you expect it to be, but that can also be the best part.


7 Things to Watch Out for When Buying a Budget Airline Plane Ticket
Buying a plane ticket signifies that your travel plans are set in stone, and it’s usually followed by feelings of elation and a celebratory drink, but it’s important to choose your plane tickets wisely. Bino explains how low-cost airline companies can trick you into clicking the wrong buttons, sign you up for undesirable add-ons and nab your precious earnings in a number of other ways.


The Worst Hotels in the Entire World
Not all hotels offer pillow-top mattresses. In fact, one of the hotels in Bink Baulch’s list of “The Worst Hotels in the Entire World” actually featured glass in the bed (not on purpose). Steer clear of these eight hotels, and you may just avoid a travel nightmare.


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About the Author: Courtney McCaffrey

Courtney McCaffrey is a travel writer and editor based in Wilmington, N.C, Mexico and around the world. In addition to writing, she lives for travel - seeing new places, experiencing new cultures and surfing new waves.


  • Courtney, thanks for including my post in your wrap up. Packing for travel is always challenging but I keep trying to get better at it!

  • Thanks for including us! Most people who don’t travel think that we travellers are on a permanent vacation. Although there are many “up” days, there can be a few down ones as well. Glad you enjoyed the article.

    ps, it’s “Dariece” 🙂

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