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 […]
When it comes to travel, people think what’s holding them back is money. They imagine they can’t travel because, unlike me, they can’t tap the Bank of Mom and Dad, are burdened by their debt, and simply assume I’m just lucky and special. They’re wrong. With passion and some patience, everyone can travel. And I’ll show you how.
Posted: 10/06/2014 | October 6th, 2014 Every day I get asked hundreds of travel questions. My inbox is constantly full, and it takes hours each day to answer them all. I’m not bothered, because I enjoy answering people’s travel questions and helping others travel more. However, not every question merits a single 1,000-word blog post […]
The North American frequent flier market isn’t looking so good. Across the world, frequent flier programs were never that generous to begin with, and though there have not been any major international program changes as of late, I’m sure they will one day follow suit. Find out what all this means for you and your travel plans.
In travel, everything depends on your individual needs and desires. What travel credit card should you sign up for? Should you buy a rail pass? Backpack or carry-on? Everyone will have their individual preferences and goals. Unfortunately, there is no right answer when it comes to travel.
Posted: 03/31/2014 | March 31st, 2014 At the end of January, I hosted a Creative Live session on budget travel. Creative Live is an online education site that hosts multiday educational courses on a variety of topics. They offer really good courses and get phenomenal, world-class teachers. Over 10,000 people watched my two-day course, and […]
Learning a new language is tough – and I’m terrible at it! That’s why I’ve reached out to Benny from Fluent in Three Months to help share some of his language hacks. With his strategies and tactics, you’ll be able to pick up any language in as little as – you guess it! – three months!
Posted: 01/06/2014 | January 6th, 2014 I make a lot of mistakes. Despite years of constant travel to over 70 countries, I can’t believe how often I still make rookie mistakes when I should know better. For example, in the last couple of months alone, I have: almost gone to the wrong airport – twice mistakenly […]
My belief is that budget travel tips are universal, because when we all touch down in a new country we all deal with the same costs. We may end up staying in different places and eating in different restaurants, but the methods we use for saving money will generally be universal. Let me explain…
Long-term travel isn’t for everyone. And that’s ok. We each have our own preferences and goals, and while some of us want to travel forever, others don’t. It’s important to recognize that we each have our own travel path to walk. The first thing you need to discover is the path that’s right for you.
Sometimes your friends and family aren’t enthusiastic about your travel plans. They don’t understand and try to talk you out of going. It can be deflating and saddening. You’re so excited about this adventure and here they are, raining on your parade. Don’t let those people get you down!
Many readers reach out to me about this topic frequently. I can feel the angst in their emails and the confusion at not knowing to how deal with the situation.