Too Many Places: Overcoming the Paradox of

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Last Updated: 3/10/21 | March 10th, 2021 “Where should I go?” is a question I frequently ask myself. A couple of years ago, wanting to escape the oppressive summer heat of Austin, I’ve spent the last few month..

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How to Plan a Trip to a Place You Know Not

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Updated: 7/17/2020 | July 17th, 2020 This week I am going to Sri Lanka and, outside a few facts I’d picked up by reading the news and talking to friends over the years, I realized I knew shockingly little abo..

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How to Help Stop Animal Abuse in the Touri

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Last Updated: 7/20/2020 | July 20th, 2020 Dear Travelers, While I was in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, eating kottu (a traditional spicy stir-fry of shredded roti bread with vegetables and chicken), I noticed a scene o..

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Why Being Broke is the Best Time to Travel

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Last Updated: 3/10/21 | March 10th, 2021 When you don’t have much money, travel seems like a fantasy. When you have debts, loans, or a crummy job; sleep on your friend’s couch; or can barely afford McDonald..

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Travel: The Ultimate Personal Development

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Updated: 8/3/20 | August 3rd, 2020 With the explosion of websites, podcasts, Youtube channels, and conferences teaching you how to “live your best life” (this one being no exception), it’s cl..

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7 Ways to Scratch the Travel Itch Without

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Updated: 3/17/2020 | March 17th, 2020 Once at a reader meetup, a fellow traveler approached me. He had just returned from an overland drive from New York City to Patagonia. After I peppered him with questions..

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Finding Work Overseas: 15 Ways to Earn Mon

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Last Updated: 8/9/20 | August 9th, 2020 How much money do you need for your trip? $1,000? $2,000? $5,000? $50,000? For most people, the thought of saving thousands of dollars to travel the world — or just trav..

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Travel Tip: Put Away Your Damn Phone!

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Updated: 8/6/20 | August 6th, 2020 If you’re like the rest of the world, you’re wrestle everyday with addiction. It’s an addiction that’s become built into our culture, one that has sun..

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Are Travel Agents Still Useful?

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Last Updated: 8/9/20 | August 9th, 2020 Back before the Internet (you remember those days, right?), when people wanted to plan a vacation, they used a travel agent. These lovely folks would book your flights, ..

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How to Travel with a Theme

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Updated: 8/3/20 | August 3rd, 2020 I’ve become a “typical tourist.” You know, the kind that hits the major tourist sites, a few off-the-path attractions, Yelps a few local restaurants, and moves on to the next..

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How Travel Taught Me How to Not Give a F*c

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Posted: 5/11/17 | May 11th, 2017 I vaguely knew about Mark Manson. He was a friend of friends, a fellow blogger, and someone I knew who wrote well-researched (and always a little controversial) posts. When he..

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How to Travel Anywhere in the World for $1

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Posted: 9/21/2017 | September 21st, 2017 Wouldn’t it be great to travel anywhere in the world for $1,000 or less? And I don’t mean just the cost of getting there. I mean your entire vacation from the time you ..

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How to Be More Interesting While Traveling

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Last Updated: 10/16/20 | October 16th, 2020 One of the most common questions I get asked by new travelers is, “Will it be hard to meet people when I’m traveling?” Not everyone is outgoing, ex..

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How to Stop Making Excuses When it Comes t

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Last Updated: 10/2/20 | October 2nd, 2020 Remember New Year’s? When you were going to lose weight, drink less, read more, save more, cook more, and maybe ride a unicorn (hey, anything is possible!)? But deep d..

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How Hostelworld Screws Hostel Owners

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Posted: 01/21/19 | January 21st, 2019 I’ve wanted to own a hostel since I first started traveling. During my month on Ko Lipe in 2006, I spent my lazy days on the beach dreaming of opening one in New Zealand w..

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Why I Still Stay in Hostels When I Travel

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Last Updated: 3/20/21 | March 20th, 2021 (Original post: 1/31/2019) People are always shocked when they find out I that I still stay in hostels. “Aren’t you too old for that?” “Why would you still want to do ..

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12 Things Every Person Who Wants to Travel

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Last Updated: 02/08/20 | February 8th, 2020 This is a guest post from Candy Pilar Godoy, who blogs about pet travel at Boogie The Pug. She travels the world with her pug, Boogie, and her tiny chihuahua, Marcel..

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How to Plan a Successful RV Trip

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Posted: 8/27/20 | August 27th, 2020 Since international travel on pause, people have turned to exploring their own backyards. From the U.S. to Canada to England, Europe, and New Zealand, people are getting in ..

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Travel Insurance, Pandemics, & COVID:

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Posted: 9/28/20 | September 28th, 2020 The coronavirus has given us all a wake-up call about what travel insurance does — and does not — cover. A lot of people assumed that travel insurance covered everything..

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Retirement Travel: How to Get the Most Out

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Posted: 10/22/2020 | October 22, 2020 Today’s guest post is from Kristin Henning. She and her husband Tom Bartel are perpetual travelers and publishers of the blog TravelPast50.com, where they discuss tr..

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Should You Travel During COVID-19?

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Posted: 11/9/2020 | November 9th, 2020 These days, due to COVID-19, the subject of travel elicits very strong reactions from people — and rightly so. Whenever I post travel tips on social media and forget to i..

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6 Reasons You Should Learn the Local Langu

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Posted: 3/1/2021 | March 1st, 2021 I love learning languages. They unlock new opportunities and open all kinds of doors when you visit a new destination. Even just learning a few words and phrases and deepen y..

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How to Get Paid When Your Flight is Delaye

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Posted: 3/27/21 | March 27th, 2021 Things don’t always go as planned on the road. Lost luggage, delayed flights, travel scams — there are tons of things that can derail your trip. While serendipity, mishaps, a..

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Why You Should Start Booking Your Future T

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Posted: 3/29/21 | March 29th, 2021 If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting over a year for this moment. That light at the end of the tunnel — where we are mostly vaccinated and can hug strangers, go to concerts..

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