I was looking over my interview with Rolf Potts recently and thinking our talk about the false distinctions travelers make among themselves. We often compete to prove who’s a better traveler or how we aren’t like “the tourists.” In what is a make-believe competition, you see many people trying to prove their status and superiority […]
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.
After a good birthday celebration in Edinburgh, Scotland, I am now back in London. Tomorrow, I head back to Boston for two months. There are weddings to attend, doctors to see to make sure I’m healthy, food to eat, and trips to make. I’ve been away 11 months and the next two months are to […]
Editor’s Note: People always wonder about my first trip around the world. They look in the archives and can never find it. It’s because I hid it. All the posts from my first trip are locked away for numerous reasons. However, I am going to be periodically highlighting posts from that first trip around the […]
When I first started traveling, I went for the cheapest option – no questions asked. But now as I’ve been traveling more, I have wanted more comforts and have noticed myself changing a bit. It makes me wonder: can you still be the vagabond you were when you were younger? If you change, can you ever change back?
There are the digital nomads out there who work from the road and move from place to place slowly and then there are the real long-term travelers like myself who have been going for many years, with no end in sight. And it makes me wonder: can you travel for too long? When travel becomes a lifestyle, are you really better off?