A first aid kit is an essential piece of equipment on any gap year or backpacking adventure, but most travelers aren’t sure exactly what they need to take with them. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so here is an expert guide on how to pack a first aid kit and what to include in it.
One thing I don’t do enough is answer your questions. Periodically, I have Q&As, but if my ongoing book tour has taught me anything, it’s that you have a lot of questions that don’t get answered on the blog! Since not everything lends itself to a 1,000-word post, last week I put a call out […]
Hope. Fear. Excitement. Traveling for the first time provided me with wave of conflicting emotions. When I left to travel the world, I didn’t know what to expect. I wasn’t well traveled and was as green as they come. No one I knew had ever done this before. To compensate for my lack of preparedness, […]
Years ago, the website Earth Porm reposted my article “The Ultimate Guide to Traveling When You’re Broke,” and in January, social media maven and actor George Takei shared the post with his eight million Facebook fans (as a huge Star Trek geek and sci-fi nerd, I did jump up and down a bit with joy). […]
When I started traveling in 2006, there were no large travel blogs as we know them, sharing economy websites, or apps, and there were few online booking sites for obscure destinations. I remember finding only one website about backpacking in Europe and a couple of forums where I could ask questions. Information was there, but […]
When it comes to travel, people think what’s holding them back is money. They imagine they can’t travel because, unlike me, they can’t tap the Bank of Mom and Dad, are burdened by their debt, and simply assume I’m just lucky and special. They’re wrong. With passion and some patience, everyone can travel. And I’ll show you how.