For the first time in a long time, I am going to a place I know nothing about… and I’m thrilled! Normally, if I have enough of a basic understanding of a place, I just wing it, but Sri Lanka required some work. Here’s how to plan a trip in a destination you know nothing about.
One of the best parts of traveling is experiencing another culture’s traditions and I got to do that in Sweden at a friend’s birthday party. Today, I share about what makes Swedish birthday celebrations special and the cultural lessons I learned while attending my friend’s amazing and fancy 30th birthday.
Time for the next part of my reader Q&A! A few weeks ago, I did a post answering questions from my newsletter readers! In this post, I answer questions about pop culture, solo travel, grammar, and more. Besides personal questions, I also offer lots of travel advice to readers.
Travel writer David Farley’s resume boasts books, articles, and professorships at NYU and Columbia. In this interview, we discuss all things writing, like how he got started and his advice for aspiring writers. If you’re interested in the industry, this interview is a must-read.
We need your help! We’re undertaking a big update to the 200+ free travel guides on this site, as many are sorely in need of revising and expanding. I strive to make these as comprehensive as possible to help as many people as possible to travel better, cheaper, and longer and I can only do it with your help!
If you’re thinking about traveling with family, this post by Cliff Hsia shares how he traveled around the world for 10 months on a budget with his family of four. He breaks down how he saved money, how he spent money, the amount he budgeted, and why traveling with his young children was tough yet rewarding.