Last year, I announced a case study program, in which I would work with a cross-section of readers and help them plan and execute their trips. Step-by-step, I walked them through all the stages of travel planning and helped them to create a roadmap toward their dream. Nearly a year later, here are their results.
In this post, Jim Kirkland, a 64-year-old US Army veteran, explains how he travels with mobility issues due to an unusual autoimmune disease called Inclusion Body Myositis. Here are his tips and advice for how he travels and resources you can use if traveling as a veteran and/or in a wheelchair.
Community member and travel blogger Will is an “extreme” budget traveler. For 8 years, he’s camped, hitchhiked, and experienced the world on less than $20 a day! In this interview, he shares his best travel tips for how you can be adventurous on a budget.
Longtime Lonely Planet writer and author of newly-released “The Way of Wanderlust,” Don George shares what he’s learned during his 40-year travel writing career in this interview. If you’re an aspiring travel writer looking for advice and to understand the industry or if you just love great storytelling, this interview is for you.
You’re never too old to travel the world and Sherill is proof. At 72 years old, Sherill has been budget traveling for the past 10 years. In this interview, she discusses how she sold her stuff and went out to finally realize her travel dreams. This interview is filled with practical tips for others looking to do the same!
A financial crisis led to community member and author Tomislav Perko losing everything. But through Couchsurfing, he gained a love for travel. In this interview, he shares how becoming broke was one of the best things to happen to him as well as the challenges and rewards of traveling on a small budget.
The Schwarzes are a middle class family from Iowa that made travel a priority. With two kids in tow, they set out on a round-the-world trip. In this post, they explain how family travel is feasible and share their advice for other families out there!
Cat Gaa has been teaching ESL in Seville, Spain for 9 years and she shares what life is like in Spain, how others can get jobs, and what living in Spain is like. Finding work in the European Union can be quite difficult and this article shares the story of one person who overcame the hurdles.
A few months ago, I announced a new case study program, in which I would work with a cross-section of readers and help them plan and execute their trips, walking them through all the stages of travel planning and creating a roadmap toward their dream.
Earlier this year, I read the book Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams, about his quest to follow Hiram Bingham’s trail through Peru. It made me want to jump on a plane right then and there and gave me an insight to Peru I never knew before…and it gave a whole list of off […]
A few months ago, I read the book Visit Sunny Chernobyl by Andrew Blackwell, about the world’s biggest garbage-ridden and polluted places. It’s like the anti-travel guide. It’s about all the places a traveler wouldn’t go, the ugly places we overlook. It was interesting to learn about these places that exist but never get any […]
Months ago, I announced that I wanted to help four readers plan their trips from start to finish as part of a case study project for this website. While I haven’t talked about this in a long time, it’s because I’ve been busy making it happen. After going through 450 applications and countless follow-up calls, […]