Last year, I talked about how travelers are often chasing ghosts. We revisit places, trying to capture that initial amazingness we felt while we were there. And most of the time we end up disappointed. We go back and try to re-create something that can’t be re-created. We are all like drug addicts, simply trying […]
Food is such an integral part of so many cultures that to skip out on meals when you travel is to miss a huge part of traveling. I’m always disappointed when I meet travelers who cook all their meals in a hostel kitchen. It is possible to eat out on a budget, and I’ll show you how!
But many travelers have a valid concern when it comes to food — eating out all the time is expensive. Imagine if you ate out every day — your food budget would be astronomical!
I’ve always wanted to see fjords. They’re supposedly beautiful and mind-numbingly stunning. Plus the word’s cool. I mean, just pronounce that word: f j o r d. It sounds so cool. I just like saying it. Fjord. Fjord. Fjord. And when I was planning my trip to Norway, the only thing I made the tourism […]
With the summer travel season picking up, airfares are going up, so trying to figure out how to find a cheap flight can be quite confusing. What is a good price? What is bad? What are the latest tricks? Heck, even I get confused sometimes and I deal with this stuff everyday! So I decided […]
Despite my low-budget hostel travels, it’s been a long time since I’ve really felt like a backpacker. Sure, I travel like one (most of the time). I stay in hostels. I eat cheap. I do backpacker-style tours. I hang out with other backpackers. But I haven’t felt like a backpacker in a long time. In […]
Life is filled with strangers who shape our lives, both good and bad. All the people you meet leave a piece of themselves with you. And often you don’t realize it until much later on. More often than not, it’s the people – not the places – that shape us the most.