So many travelers want the local experience when they go abroad, but meeting locals is not as easy as it’s often made out to be. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible! In this post, I show you how to overcome the difficulty of meeting locals so that you can make new friends from around the world!
I sat down to write about my travel regrets and realized I only have one: I never studied abroad when I was in college. Studying abroad is the annual ritual for thousands of college students. They travel all over the world to get away from home, experience something new, take classes overseas, meet new people, […]
Posted: 04/18/2011 | April 18th, 2011 I’ve thought about this post for some time now. In my head, I’ve written and rewritten this post many times. I’ve gone to publish it only to back out at the last minute. I’ve been hesitating, not because I didn’t know what to say but because deep down I […]
Posted: 03/24/2011 | March 24th, 2011 With all the questions people have about travel, I decided that instead of simply telling you a story or writing an article with a few tips, it was time to let you ask the questions. So I put a call out on my Facebook page and Twitter account for […]
Posted: 02/24/2011 | February 24th, 2011 Expats (noun): People who leave their own country and live overseas; expatriates. I’ve been one three times in my life. There were the few months I lived in Amsterdam, the few months spent living in Taiwan, and the just over a year I spent in Thailand. I love expat […]
While having a travel plan in your back pocket never hurts, sometimes it’s best to let go of all your plans and go with the flow. When your travel plans are flexible you’re free to make changes anytime you need and adapt to new situations easily. It may be challenging, but it is also liberating.
Someone recently told me I must have a lot of funny, weird, happy, and interesting hostel stories. After all, I’ve been traveling for 54 months. Lots of crazy things have happened to me over that time period. Hostel life can be a crazy life. After thinking about the last four and half years, here are […]
Posted: 01/01/2011 | January 1st, 2011 It’s a new year, and I thought a good way to start it off was in a light way. I don’t often talk about me here. Yes, I talk about my travels, but I don’t often go into personal information about my life like many other bloggers do. So […]
Travel helps us break out of our comfort zones. It pushes our boundaries and opens us up to new ideas and experiences. It can be challenging, but it can also be rewarding. Sometimes, we need to reevaluate our perspectives to make sure we are looking at the world with open eyes – and an open heart.
Travel is about exploring the world. It’s about getting to know new places, experiencing new things, and meeting new people. Whether you do that on a cruise, during a gap year, on a bike trip, for a two-week holiday, or on a tour doesn’t matter. Because in the end, travel is about pushing your boundaries and seeing the world.
Are we travelers too dependent on technology? Don’t get me wrong — I’m a tech-loving traveler who spends most of his days blogging. But I can’t help but wonder if we’re too addicted to our technology and if it’s negatively impacting our travels and connections on the road.
Posted: 08/29/2010 | August 29th, 2010 A few months ago, I was in a slump. After four years on the road, I was a bit burnt out. Since my last “rest,” I’d been traveling for 11 months solid. That’s a long time to go without a breather. I wrote about how I had lost the […]