I’ve finally decided to give up on bucket lists. As much as I love planning, life keeps throwing too many other exciting and interesting opportunities my way. Does that mean I’ll stop planning? Nope! But it does mean I’ve learned to let go of some of the less important details in favor of the things that matter.
Posted: 05/25/2017 | May 25th, 2017 Balancing preservation of the land with our desire to travel is a challenge not just for us travelers but for the localities, we visit. When I was in the Galápagos Islands in March, I was stunned that the islands actually had real cities. I pictured the Galápagos as places […]
Today I want to talk about FLYTE, this website’s nonprofit arm. This post has updates on new changes to the program, volunteer and internship opportunities, funding updates, and information about the group of kids we’re sending to Ecuador (thanks to you!)
Hey travel lover! I know it’s been super quiet on the blog and social media over the past month and there’s good reason for that! Today, I wanted to give a little update on the going on behind the scenes and what to expect in the coming months! First, fret not, there are a ton […]
Every six months I like to survey the community to get a sense of what’s working and what’s not. Checking in lets me understand what you like and how you feel. This survey will take only five minutes of your time and these responses lead to site improvements.
This group of students are going to Quito to learn about the culture and volunteer. They’re part of the FLYTE program and we’re super excited to have them!
Travel is a good thing but, in the rush to get people to travel, we often over look the negative impact of it. Is too much travel a bad thing? Is there an argument to be made for traveling less? This post explores whether or not we are doing harm doing the thing we love the most.
If you want more out of your life, you have to go out there and get it. Staying at home, watching Netflix, and wondering what might have been won’t improve your life. You have to go out and play the game of life to win at it. My life isn’t going to change unless I make it happen. Neither will yours.
This year has been one of the toughest since I started traveling. I experienced love, loss, heartbreak, anxiety, and too much work, I knew I had to change things. It took me a lot to realize what I needed to do, but the toughest lessons the ones worth learning.
The last 10 years on the road have been one happy accident after another. When I think back on all the things I’ve experienced, I count myself blessed. In honor of my ten year anniversary as a nomad, I’m sharing my favorite life changing moments from a decade on the road.
Make a world of difference in a young person’s life by giving them the gift of travel! And exciting news: FLYTE is now a 501(c)(3) nonprofit! This means that all of your donations are tax-deductible! All of your donations go to supporting schools going on actual trips — like this next group of students from Southeast DC!
Yesterday was my birthday. I turned 35. I celebrated by having 1920s Gatsby-themed party, as I love the ’20s. The jazz, fashion, speakeasies, and literature — I wish I could go back in time and experience it! (And yes, I do love Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris!) Normally, the thing to do when you turn […]