Last month, my mom told me she thought this blog was boring. “Where’s all the fun stuff? I want to see more photos of you traveling. I don’t care about these other updates.” “Mom, I live in Austin now. You know I’m not on the road that much,” I replied. “I know but still….I want […]
As the environment has become more important to people over the last decade, companies are trying to cash in on people’s willingness to spend money in the name of environmental protection. Even so, there is promise in sustainable tourism, which is about living and growing with the environment and the local cultures.
For parties and beaches, there is no better place to turn other than Haat Rin, the backpacker party mecca of Southeast Asia. Travelers come for one thing: The Full Moon Party, an event that turns out 10,000-40,000 people each month, depending on the time of year.
The more I travel, the more I realize that planning out every single detail of a trip is not the best way to do it. Having freedom to adapt while traveling allows you to make changes anytime you need to. Want to stay longer in a place? You can. Want to leave early with other travelers you met? You can! Staying flexible leaves room for serendipity – and that is never a bad thing!
During our first stop, on the outskirts of Perth, the bus wouldn’t start. Wes, our bus driver, looked under the hood and came back up saying, “OK, I think we’re ready to go.” When he put the key back in the ignition, the bus still didn’t start. “Hmm…” he said out loud before going back […]
We all have our reasons for traveling – wanderlust, the love of a new culture, a desire to just leave it all behind, the need to forget, or the need to meet new people. Travel becomes a way for people to deal with different situations, experience new things, or help search for a sense of self. The constant change creates a chance for us to find out who we are