I often feel that the “rawness” of travel can lead to instant lifelong friends. You meet someone once and feel like you’ve known them for years. As fellow travelers, we already have common bonds that make friendship between us more likely. We have a shared interest, a shared experience – life on the road – and it brings us together faster and stronger than usual.
The conversation usually begins like this: “You’re going to Norway?” “Yes, for a few weeks.” “You have to go to Bergen. It’s simply amazing.” No matter who I mentioned my trip to Norway to, they would talk about seeing Bergen with as much excitement as seeing the beautiful Norwegian fjords. I didn’t know what to […]
Couples fight. It’s inevitable. These fights can take a bigger toll when you are traveling with your significant other, however. In this guest post by Ant from Positive World Travel, he shares some tips on how to get over fights on the road so you can get back to doing what you should be doing: having a great travel expereince!
Balancing preservation of the land with our desire to travel is a challenge not just for us travelers but for the localities we visit. When I was in the Galápagos Islands in March, I was stunned that the islands actually had real cities. I pictured the Galápagos as places people fly into to take boat […]
Whenever I talk to people about long-term travel, they tell me they wish they could do what I do. They tell me all their travel dreams, then they come up with common excuses as to why they can’t realize them. So today, I just wanted to say one thing: travel is easier than you think.
Most budget travelers skip Norway because it’s an expensive country to visit. The taxes are high, a lot of things are imported, and the currency is very strong. During my time here, I’ve found very few ways around this fact and have learned that “cheap” can be an extremely relative term. However, flight connections can […]