Archive for the “Travel Videos” Category

May’s Reader Video Q&A

It’s the end of the month so that means it is time to answer your questions. This month I got a ton of questions and, since I’m trying not to make the videos three hours long, I only answered a few but plan on getting to the rest in June. I’m really getting into video and am going to start doing weekly travel videos – not only answering your questions but giving travel tips and highlighting destinations around the world. […]

Taking a Delicious Food Tour in Madrid

While I was in Europe earlier this month, I finally managed to visit Madrid. Years ago I went to Madrid but was deathly sick and didn’t do much while I was there. So as I spent spent a week riding the rails around Europe, I made Madrid a definite stop on my tour. Since the city is famous for food, I decided I wanted to take a food tour and numerous people pointed me to the Madrid Food Tour, which […]

April’s Video Reader Q&A

It’s that time of the month again where I embarrass myself on camera and answer your monthly reader questions. Last month, I only talked about international phones and SIM cards, this month I get back to basics and answer a bunch of questions ranging from visa issues to working overseas to my favorite hostels. I think I’m getting better in front of a camera. Like they say, practice makes perfect right? Or in my case, practice makes me suck a […]

March’s Q&A: The Phone Edition

Every month, I make a short video answering questions you submit via Facebook, Twitter, and the comment section in the previous month’s video post. This month I had a number of good questions but I decided to focus on one: what do you do about getting a phone overseas? A lot of people asked about this so I decided to focus the video on just that one question instead of my normal lightning round Q&A. Next month, I’ll answer all […]

Eating the World’s Hottest Pepper and Barely Surviving to Tell the Tale

A few weeks ago, I was in Austin, Texas for the SXSW music festival. Since I was in town for over 10 days, I wanted to get away from the festival and explore Austin. I asked some of my local friends to give me a list of their Austin. I wanted something more than what I’d find online. One of the items on that list was Tears of Joy, a hot sauce shop located downtown. There I could buy some […]

February’s Reader Video Q&A

Last month, I kicked off my new reader Q&A series. Every month, I’ll be making a short video answering questions you submit. This month we had a number of good questions and I think I was a little better in front of the camera. I’ll get better at it each month so bear with me. This month’s video came in a bit longer than I wanted but hey, it’s good information so grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy! Show […]

This Month’s Reader Q&A Video

One of my new year’s resolutions was to do more video on this website. I not only want to make more travel how-to and destination videos but also resurrect my monthly video Q&A. Last year, I did about 5 before I slacked off, got caught up with my book, and couldn’t keep up with them but, now that I am only semi-nomadic, it will be easier for me keep up with these videos. So, starting the new year off right, […]

Oh, The Amazing Places You’ll Go!

This month seems to be the month for inspiration, which is fine because it’s the start of a new year so it’s a great time to get motivated and inspired. Once in a while, I come across some really interesting travel videos on the Internet that speak to me in a powerful way. I found this great video about backpacking that, at a time when I was feeling very unmotivated, made me remember why I loved traveling. And, a few […]

The Personal Meaning of Travel

Travel means something different to every person in the world. People may have similar reasons for traveling, but they are always just a little different than the next traveler. To me, travel is about freedom. It’s about being able to do anything anytime of the day, any day of the week. I wanted the freedom that I felt I couldn’t get working in an office. But I wondered what motivates other people to get up, quit their jobs, and travel […]

A Valborg Day Bonfire

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 huge fire. In old times, the bonfires were used to scare away predators before the farm animals were let out to graze at the start […]