After three and half years of living in New York City, I knew I needed a change. So, when my lease expired, I decided to move on to the next place: Austin, TX! In this post, I explain why I think this is a place has everything for the changes I want to make in my life. One thing’s for sure, however: I won’t stop traveling!
After traveling five months on the road, I’m burnt out. I’m not sure when it happened, but I’m realizing that long-term travel, for me, has its limits. In this post, I explain why I’m at a stage in my life where I want to embrace the things that come with being at home. Of course, I’ll still travel… but differently.
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!
Recently, Mississippi and North Carolina both passed anti-LGBT laws, and many tourists, bloggers, and celebrities promptly said, “Well, as a sign of protest, I won’t go there because I don’t want to support a state whose laws I disagree with!” This reminded me of when people refused to go to Burma because of the junta, […]
Last year, I launched FLYTE, a non-profit with the mission of getting young people to travel overseas. And now, our dream is a reality: we are partnering with BEST Academy High School and Atlanta Public Schools to send the first FLYTE crew of students to study in Mexico this month thanks to over $15,000 in donations from you!
Last month, after suffering from increased anxiety and mild panic attacks, I stepped away from this website, spent a lot of time alone, went hiking in Patagonia, and sought to rebalance my life. And after doing that, it became clear that I need to make some permanent changes. In this post, I share how things will be different.
What drives some of us to forsake the comforts of home and explore the world? Is there a scientific explanation for why some of us are slaves to our wanderlust, while others are dead set on staying put? In this post, science and travel writer Kayt Sukel explores whether or not DNA is the answer to why some of us have an insatiable sense of wanderlust.
Flashpacking is backpacking with high-tech equipment and more money. Hostels and tourism companies have upscaled in response to the rise of affluent backpackers. Everywhere you go, you can find them and it has me asking: have we all turned into flashpackers now?
Ever juggle too many projects? I’m trying to do eight things while traveling and it’s been hard to maintain. In an effort to create more balance in my life, I’m making a change: no more timetables, no more deadlines. Change is coming and it is coming now.
At the end of July, I launched a new educational foundation called FLYTE (The Foundation for Learning and Youth Travel Education). The foundation raises money to fund overseas trips for underserved high schools so students could see the real world applications of what they were learning in school. This post is about schools can apply for funding and be part of the program.
The world of travel changes in small ways as the essential why and how never changes. Here’s why you see few cutting edge travel tips and why travel doesn’t have major paradigm shifts like other industries (and why that doesn’t matter!)
I can’t remember when I met Scott Dinsmore but, like so many modern friendships, I know where: the Internet. Over the years, we became friends and bonded over our shared love of travel, entrepreneurship, helping others, running an online business, and Taylor Swift.