10 Simple Tips to Help You Avoid Getting Sick When You Travel

I get a lot of questions about health care on the road – “How can I avoid getting sick? What need vaccines? What happens when I do get sick?” Since I’m not a doctor, I don’t like giving medical advice so I’ve asked Mike Huxley, a registered nurse and author of the blog Bemused Backpacker […]

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How to Shoot the Perfect Travel Photograph

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­Today, professional photographer Laurence Norah of Finding the Universe, continues his five part series on taking better travel photos. Photographs are important for the memories they represent. You look at a picture and it conjures up thoughts, feelings, and smells that take you back to a long forgotten place so Laurence is here to help […]

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My 28 Favorite Places to Visit in the US

From sea to shining sea, the United States is home to a diverse landscape — both culturally and physically. Spending months traveling across its vast landscape gave me a deep appreciation for all my country has to offer. After travelling 13,000 miles across the continental United States this spring (and more, if you count my […]

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A Lesson in Kindess While Hitchhiking Through Iceland

“Where are you going?” he asked from the driver’s seat. “Thingeyri,” I replied. A confused look appeared on the man’s face. “Thingeyri,” I said again, this time changing the intonation in my voice. “Ahh, Thingeyri! Yes, I can take you there!” I had been standing alone by the side of the road for two hours, […]

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The Business of Travel Blogging

Notice: This is a bit of inside baseball about travel blogging, so if you aren’t interested in that sort of thing, head over here and read something travel related! Okay, if you’re still here, you’re probably interested in blogging. It’s not a subject I broach often, as this is not a blog about blogging, but […]

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