Posted: 9/6/2018 | September 6th, 2018 Years later, I returned to the scene of the crime: Costa Rica. It was in that country that I first fell victim to the travel bug, a disease that would infect me for the rest of my life and lead me to where I am today. There was no […]
FLYTE’s students from Victor, Montana are back from their educational service trip to Guatemala, with plenty of new experiences and wise lessons learned!
After many false starts, I finally became truly non-nomadic last year. Now there’s time to just enjoy the simplicity and pleasure that comes with staying in one place for more than a few days.
What does a nomad do when he doesn’t travel? A lot actually. Here are twenty facts about my life when I am not traveling and writing about the world.
Note: Six months ago, I read Ramit’s “Manifesto for 2018” and got inspired. I ended up cranking this out. Remember New Year’s? When you were going to lose weight, drink less, read more, save more, cook more, and maybe ride a unicorn (hey, anything is possible!)? But deep down you — and I — knew […]
Dear fabulous reader, I was in the shower (where I do some of my best thinking), pondering all the political fighting and social media outrage that seems to happen every week. Well, ok every day!! Each day, people yell into the echo chamber. I don’t know about you, but I have slight “outrage fatigue.” I […]
FLYTE is sending another awesome group of students on the trip of a lifetime! Later this year, a group of students from Montana will be traveling to Guatemala to experience the culture and to do some volunteering. Help us reach our fundraising goal so we can make sure these deserving students have an amazing and life-changing experience!
In this post, I share my biggest shock of coming home. I’ve found that the transition from traveler and life on the road to being back into your old life is a difficult one. When everything is new and exciting and all of a sudden becomes familiar and, well, a little boring, it can be hard to deal with.
There are so many incredible places in the world, but even with all the wonders, I believe there’s no such thing as a “must-see.” In this post, I discuss my philosophy when it comes to travel.
10 years ago today, I published my very first blog post. Here is everything I have learned about the business of travel blogging in those 10 years, including how I learned from my failures, and how my readers became my number one priority.
As I get closer to my ten-year anniversary of blogging, I want to tell the tale of how I became an accidental travel writer. It was a lot of work, and I had to do plenty of jobs I didn’t love. Here are some things I learned along the way.
Finding romance on the road really isn’t that hard…but long-term romance? That’s the challenge. Travelers are usually hard pressed to remain in one spot, adding to the regular complications of relationships. Are they impossible? Absolutely not. But it’s an uphill battle…