A lot of people don’t know that animal-based tourism (ex: Seaworld, elephant riding, tiger temples) is detrimental and abuse to the animals. In this post, I shed light on the animal tourism industry and provide better, more animal friendly alternatives for travelers.
For the first time in a long time, I am going to a place I know nothing about… and I’m thrilled! Normally, if I have enough of a basic understanding of a place, I just wing it, but Sri Lanka required some work. Here’s how to plan a trip in a destination you know nothing about.
Time for the next part of my reader Q&A! A few weeks ago, I did a post answering questions from my newsletter readers! In this post, I answer questions about pop culture, solo travel, grammar, and more. Besides personal questions, I also offer lots of travel advice to readers.
Choosing where to go can be one of the most difficult choices when it comes to travel. How do you narrow down your destinations, get on with your trip planning, and not suffer the anxiety that comes with choice overload? Here are 6 ways to deal with “analysis paralysis” and figure out where you will go next.
Time for another reader Q&A! It’s been a while since the last time I did this, so I sent out a call for questions from my newsletter readers! In this post, I answer questions about television shows, food, politics, upcoming projects. Besides personal questions, I also offer lots of travel advice to readers.
You asked and I answered! In this big Q&A post, I answer your burning questions – covering everything from visa questions, travel recommendations, and more. There’s a lot of good stuff in here, consisting of the kind of information that doesn’t warrant full blog posts but is still just as useful. See if your question was answered!
As travelers of the world, we have a unique opportunity to break down barriers, foster cultural exchange, and create a positive impact on communities around the world. We can banish stereotypes of our own cultures, stimulate the local economy, and bring fresh ideas and perspective to places. Here is my list of rules to live by for the intrepid traveler.
For many people, travel isn’t an option due to their anxiety. It is something not a lot of people talk about, but far too many people deal with it – even experienced travel bloggers! Travel may seem frightening, but perhaps by going out of your comfort zone you can learn to manage that anxiety without it crippling your travel dreams.
Getting sick is a part of everyday life, and being on the road doesn’t exempt you from that fact, especially when travel itself it exposes you to a whole new range of bugs, parasites, and environments. The key to minimizing the chances of this? Prevention.
A first aid kit is an essential piece of equipment on any gap year or backpacking adventure, but most travelers aren’t sure exactly what they need to take with them. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so here is an expert guide on how to pack a first aid kit and what to include in it.
One thing I don’t do enough is answer your questions. Periodically, I have Q&As, but if my ongoing book tour has taught me anything, it’s that you have a lot of questions that don’t get answered on the blog! Since not everything lends itself to a 1,000-word post, last week I put a call out […]
When I left to travel the world, I didn’t know what to expect. I wasn’t well traveled and was as green as they come. No one I knew had ever done this before. To compensate for my lack of preparedness, I followed my guidebooks and wet my feet with tours. I was young and inexperienced, and I made a lot of rookie travel mistakes. But you don’t have to.