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 […]
Among long-term travelers, there seems to be a certain degree of competition, a one-upsmanship, over who can visit a place while spending the least amount of money. It’s a badge of honor to say, “Well, I did France for X dollars cheaper than you,” as though the cheaper you go, the more authentic your experience […]
While I was in Mexico last week, I had the chance to visit Tulum. Tulum is an ancient Mayan city located right on the beach. In fact, a popular thing to do here after working up a sweat from walking around is to go swimming in the ocean. There’s nothing like swimming in the shadow […]
In this guest post, Kyle Hepp divulges some of her favourite off-the-beaten-path highlights in Santiago, Chile. Santiago is her home base for most of the year. I’m not an ambitious traveler. Let’s get that out of the way before we even start this post. I’m sure plenty of people would try to see more in […]
Wondering if it is better to stick with one carrier or shop around for the best price? I investigate the pros and cons of remaining loyal to your airline of choice and what that means for collecting points and miles.
A lot of people ask me how I make money in order to afford my travels. New reader, old reader — doesn’t matter. Do I have a trust fund? (No.) Am I rich? (No.) Won the lottery? (I wish!) Before I went overseas, I saved up $20,000 USD for my time abroad. I spent that […]