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.
Far too many people believe the notion that travel is expensive, unsafe, and impossible unless you are rich. They couldn’t be more wrong. In this post, I break down the most common travel myths that are keeping people from taking the plunge and living their dreams. Are you one of them?
When I started traveling in 2006, there were no large travel blogs as we know them, sharing economy websites, or apps, and there were few online booking sites for obscure destinations. I remember finding only one website about backpacking in Europe and a couple of forums where I could ask questions. Information was there, but […]