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.