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.