Celinne da Costa spent a year traveling the world and relying on the kindness of strangers to host her. She stayed with 70+ strangers in 17 countries across four continents. In this interview, Celinne tells us how she did it all, with surprisingly very few hiccups along the way.
A few months ago, a book came out came out that swept the travel writing world. Do Travel Writers Go to Hell? caused a lot of controversy with its depiction of guidebook writing. Lonely Planet had to issue special statements to reassure users that its books were accurate. Now, with the issue having died down, […]
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 […]
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
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…