Archive for the “Travel Lists” Category

10 Great Places to Teach English Overseas

Every year thousands of people leave their home to travel and teach English overseas. They go to experience a new culture, work overseas, put off getting a “real” job, seek adventure, and earn lots of money while doing so. Sometimes they are just backpackers who are looking for an easy job that can get them back on the road quickly. Sometimes they are college kids looking for a break. Other times, they are licensed educators who want to spend their […]

More Great Travel Movies

Way back in 2008, I created a list of ten of the best travel movies ever created for film. It’s a great list. Check it out. However, since then, there have been a lot of great travel movies made and, even on the first list, I neglected some others that inspired us to get out on the road or gave us film we could relate to. Therefore, in a long overdue update to my original list, here are nine more […]

What Kind of Backpacker Are You?

You always hear about the distinction made between tourists and backpackers, but even among backpackers, we love to group each other into categories by who is the better traveler. Check into any hostel, and you will find a variety of different travelers wearing their distinctive tribal gear. Here are some of the more common that can be found in a hostel’s jungle: The Spiritual Traveler Usually white, western, and sometimes young, traveler spiritus has come to find himself. Exploring local […]

Perpetual Nomads You Should Read

There are a lot of travel websites on the internet. It seems that anyone who has ever hit the road has also started a travel website. But most trips only last a year before people head back to the infamous “real world.” And when they do, they stop blogging. Yet some of us don’t ever want to go back, and so we keep going, finding creative ways to pay the bills and pursuing our dreams. We give up regular nine […]

The Best Sunsets I’ve Seen

It’s raining here in Bangkok, and as I was flipping through some photos, I realized I wanted to see some sun. Then I got the idea, why not blog about sunsets? I’ve seen tons of sunsets. I make it a point to see them. Not just “catch one,” but actively go find a place to watch. I love them. And not in the “I also like long walks on the beach” way. I love the colors, the calmness- sunsets are […]

Top Signs You Are a Travel Addict

Got the travel bug? Looking to explore the world? Always think about distant places? Think of everything in terms of how much travel time it takes away? Well, chances are you are a travel addict. Once the travel bug infects you, there is no going back- you are a traveler for life. Everything I do revolves around travel. I have the bug. I’m addicted. Here are some signs you might be a travel addict too: You start all your stories […]

Best Places to Go Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving is one of the best activities to do when you are on a nice tropical island. Under the sea, down where it’s wetter, you’ll find coral reefs teeming with life, Nemo’s cousins, lots of fish, plants, and beautiful colors. Whether you are looking to start or looking for new places to go, here’s a list of some of the best places to go diving in the world: The Blue Hole The Blue Hole in Belize is one of […]

Top Ten Places to go for New Year’s Eve

Countries around the world will be ringing in the new year soon with fireworks, festivals, friends, parties, and, of course, kisses. It is an exciting time and a holiday that knows no nationality. Everyone loves ringing in the new year! It’s a fun night that kicks out the old and brings in the new. For those still looking for some place to go and want the best of the best, here are the top ten places to go in the […]

Top Signs You are a Backpacker

Are you a backpacker? Are you not sure if you are? Backpacking is more than slinging a backpack over your shoulder and setting off. It’s a way of traveling. If you’ve ever wondered whether or not you’re a backpacker, now is the time to find out. If you do any of these things, chances are you’re a backpacker! You don’t know what to write down when asked for your permanent address. You don’t know what to write down for occupation on […]

The Best Travel Books

Part of the tool belt of any traveler is a good book. Long bus, train, or plane rides can get pretty boring and can give you a lot of “dead” time if you haven’t mastered the art of the 10-hour blank stare. While traveling, I always enjoy reading books about travel, exotic locations, and living your dreams. It makes me feel good about what I’m doing, and keeps me dreaming of different places. Even if you aren’t traveling, a good […]