Balancing preservation of the land with our desire to travel is a challenge not just for us travelers but for the localities we visit. When I was in the Galápagos Islands in March, I was stunned that the islands actually had real cities. I pictured the Galápagos as places people fly into to take boat […]
As I continue to get closer to the five-year anniversary of my travels, I’m continuing to highlight your stories. You know my story, but I wanted to hear from others about their travels — from why we left to the ups, downs, and wisdom learned on the road. We started off with why people started […]
Fear. It’s what keeps us from living our lives and achieving our dreams. And it is the most common reason why people don’t travel. Whenever I talk to people about long-term travel, they tell me they wish they could do what I do. They tell me all their travel dreams, then they come up with […]
Most budget travelers skip Norway because it’s an expensive country to visit. The taxes are high, a lot of things are imported, and the currency is very strong. During my time here, I’ve found very few ways around this fact and have learned that “cheap” can be an extremely relative term. However, flight connections can […]
While I was in Sweden, I got to experience Valborg Day, the traditional Swedish welcoming of spring. This day occurs on April 30th and is a time of festivity, food, music, friends, nature, and huge bonfires. In fact, it seems for most Swedes, the whole day is one giant excuse to drink and light a […]
So many travelers want the local experience when they go abroad, but meeting locals is not as easy as it’s often made out to be. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible! In this post, I show you how to overcome the difficulty of meeting locals so that you can make new friends from around the world!