Archive for the “Guest Bloggers” Category

6 Offbeat Things to do in Istanbul

This is a guest post by Emily Starbuck-Crone from Maiden Voyage Travel. When I went to Istanbul, the big historical sites – Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the Grand Bazaar, and the Spice Market – blew me away. But I also wanted to find fun things to do that were less touristy. Locals ended up giving us some great tips. One advised my partner and I to go to the Basilica Cistern, and that was the first we’d heard of it. […]

How to Represent Travel on Your Resume

This is a guest post by Sherry Ott. You’ve just finished your life-changing travels and now you are back home and considering how you are going to find work again. Whether you’re travels were a career break, gap year, or sabbatical you will need to figure out how you account for the time and experiences on your resume. I often work with travelers who are re-entering the workforce and are faced with the following questions when trying to update their resume. […]

How to Spend 24 Hours in Santiago

This is a guest post by Kyle Hepp. I’m not an ambitious traveler. Let’s get that out of the way before we even start this post. I’m sure plenty of people would try to see more in Santiago in a day, but after leaving here for 7 years, this is simply my idea of an ideal 24 hours in Chile’s capital. Please note: There are plenty of typically touristy things you could do that aren’t on this itinerary. I figure […]

Travel Advice From Traveling Couples

This is a guest post by Elise, one half of Positive World Travel. It’s a different type of format than I’ve done in the past but let’s see how it works. It has almost been 2 years since Anthony and I started traveling together. In that time, I’ve learned more about Anthony and our relationship than I ever could have if we had stayed in Sydney. I certainly believe our travels have only strengthened our relationship. And so I began […]

Keeping The Relationship Spark Alive

This is a guest post by Ant, one half of Positive World Travel. When traveling the world as a couple, there can come a time when the your relationship “spark” can lose some its brightness. While exploring new cultures and racing around the world, it is easy for your relationship to fall to the wayside or end up in a rut. I’m talking from experience. We have had our relationship become boring and mundane a few times, but have found […]

The Challenges of Love on the Road

This is a guest post by Ayngelina of Bacon is Magic. One of the biggest sacrifices I made in order to travel was leaving a relationship. Naturally, one of the very first questions people ask me is what it’s like to be single on the road. I’ve had an incredible year in Latin America as a solo female traveler, and I have learned that having a relationship on the road can be a tricky balance of exhausting and exhilarating. People […]

Dividing Up Travel Responsibilities

This is a guest post by Elise, the other half of Positive World Travel. In a previous post, Anthony wrote about how compromise and communication are key factors in maintaining a successful travel relationship. I also wrote about how “me time” can do wonders for avoiding arguments and keeping the relationship fresh. But, there is also another important tip to keep in mind: making sure each partner has certain responsibilities on the road. There are many tasks to perform when […]

Safety Tips from a Solo Traveler

This is a guest post by Ayngelina of Bacon is Magic. She will be writing a series of articles on traveling as a solo female in your 30s. In the last 14 months, I have traveled from Mexico to Argentina solo. What surprises me most are people’s reactions to a female alone in Latin America; they often ask what special safety precautions I take. My first reaction is that I have none. But then I realize that after nearly two […]

Coping with Fights on the Road

This is a guest post by Ant, the other half of Positive World Travel. Elise and I fight. A lot. It is usually about petty things that don’t really matter, but, in the heat of the moment, sometimes even the smallest issues get blown out of proportion. It’s the stupid stuff, like where we should go next or what we should see. We argue about food a lot, too. Elise is always hungry and needs to eat throughout the day, […]

Breaking the Marriage Mold

This is a guest post by Ayngelina of Bacon is Magic. She will be writing a series of articles on traveling as a solo female in your 30s. I had a textbook childhood. I went to university, graduated with a degree, worked hard, and eventually landed a great job as an account director at an ad agency. It paid well, I wore jeans to work, practiced yoga at lunch, and went for pints with co-workers after hours. But I wasn’t […]