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.
This is an update on our first program and how we’re raising funds for FLYTE and the schools we are partnering! There’s a lot of exciting things going on with our new organization.