Traveling the world is amazing – and it’s even more so when you don’t have an end date. But while the nomadic lifestyle seems like the dream to most people, there ARE downsides. In this post, I share three of the cons that come with traveling long-term.
Journalists go out of their way to say they are not bloggers and bloggers go to great pains to call themselves bloggers. Why? Journalists think bloggers aren’t as detailed, unbiased, and professional, and bloggers don’t want to be associated with an old, dying way of doing things. In this post, I answer the question: “Is travel blogging today as good as journalism?”
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 […]
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?
The groundwork for a digital revolution in travel is already here. Services already exist to connect you with travelers, book hotels and flights, get destination information,and locate the best deals. This post predicts how the information we get – travel and otherwise – will eventually be in digital form.