It can be scary traveling alone, especially when you’ve never done it before. But if you’ve been putting off a trip because you’re waiting for someone to go with — stop. Just go. Otherwise, you may just end up waiting until it’s too late.
Post-travel depression is something all travelers experience. Coming home, more often than not, is harder than leaving. We talk about how amazing and life-changing long-term travel is but seldom address the idea that coming home is emotionally and psychologically challenging.
Three weeks ago, I celebrated my eight-year anniversary of being on the road. On the warm morning of July 26, 2006, I left home for a year-long trip around the world. I didn’t return until 18 months later. I thought I’d be happy going back to cubicle life when I returned. I’d put my MBA […]
Bonjour from Paris! Today I start my next European group tour. For two weeks, I’ll be taking 12 readers to some of my favorite bars, restaurants, and locations around Western Europe. We start in Paris, a city I can’t get enough of. My countless visits here never get boring. Walking down its cobblestone streets, gazing at […]
With the cost of higher education rising dramatically each year, should you forgo college* and instead use that money to travel the world? It’s one of the questions I receive a lot from graduating high school students and disenchanted college freshmen and sophomores. In their emails, they express a desire to pursue higher education, but […]
Today is my birthday. I am 33 years old. I’m not a fan of birthdays. It’s not like today is any different than yesterday. My thoughts, feelings, successes, and failures are still the same. It’s the time in between the birthdays that changes us, not the day itself. And, anyways, why celebrate just one day of […]