What makes a nomad a nomad? Or a backpacker a backpacker? How do you define a budget traveler? Am I a nomad because I move around a lot, or did I give up the rights to call myself that when I got an apartment? Am I a luxury traveler because I stay in a hotel […]
Ten years ago, I embarked on the trip that would change my life. I took a by following my guy, and I am glad I did! Anniversaries have a strange way of making you nostalgic and reflective, and, as this one approached, I couldn’t help but reflect on that trip.
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 […]