A lot of people have this misconception that travel is expensive, that whenever and wherever you go, you are going to spending a lot of money. In some places like Europe, that may be true. In some people’s cases, that is always true. But for most of us that isn’t true. Travel can be cheap and cheap doesn’t mean bad.
“Let’s go hiking,” I said one early morning. “OK, we’ll go after lunch,” my companions replied. Hours passed, and I grew anxious. “Let’s go! Let’s go!” “The day’s being wasted!” We were all on a tour of Costa Rica, leaving Arenal National Park the next day, and I wanted to get in a good day […]
Boston was founded in in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England seeking religious self rule. Over time, the city expanded and became a major port and economic center in the American Colonies. It also became an important city during the American revolution. In 1763, we threw tea into the ocean, signifying our rebellion against the […]
Right now, all across the land of smiles, people are soaking each other with water and flour. The country is in the midst of the world’s biggest water fight as tourists and locals engage in the time-honored tradition of seeing who can walk away wetter without passing out from beer first. Yes, it’s Songkran again. […]
Lately, I haven’t been able to turn on the news without hearing something about Tibet, China, and the Olympics. It seems that with the Olympics fast approaching, many activist groups are using this opportunity to shine a light on China’s horrible record on human rights, Tibet, and China’s relationship with Sudan. This attention has only […]
What is the secret to traveling long term? How can I travel so much, so often? Am I rich? Do I have a trust fund? Are all my trips paid for by someone else? What is the secret?!!! Well, while money does help, here’s the real reason I can afford to travel so much…