Five years is a long time to be on the road. I never thought I was going to travel this long. Yet here I am, still on the road. I’ve learned a ton during these past years, about myself and the world around me. Here are the highlights!
I’m a man of routine. Whenever I fly, I put my boarding pass in my passport, and then put both of those in the magazine pocket in front of my seat. I flip through the bad in-flight magazine. I put it back. I tune out to my music. Grab my passport and exit the plane. […]
Most people associate “travel” with a long-term, big, expensive trip and thus discount all the short-term methods of travel. Just because you don’t get much vacation time each year doesn’t mean you can’t still travel. In this post, I explain how you can travel even when you’re “time starved.”
All too often, hostels fall victim to a few common stereotypes. Hostels are considered to be dirty, loud, and uncomfortable. Fortunately, most hostels are actually very clean, organized, and full of wonderful people. Best of all, you’ll find people of all ages in them! If you are a traveling baby boomer be sure to give hostels a chance – your wallet will thank you!
If you’re stuck in the monotony of routine (whether you’ve been on the road too long or you’ve been in one place too long), a great way to spice up your life (and enrich it, too) is to volunteer internationally. Here are 9 ways you can get started.
Travel makes for a great break when you are feeling low. Whether you take a weekend, a week, a month, or a year, just getting out and doing something different can recharge the batteries. The excitement, the fun, and the new places you see give you more energy and bring you back into focus.
I’m not a fan of “staycations” but if you aren’t going to go anywhere, I think you should do something different. Because travel is more than moving from place to place; it’s about doing different activities outside your normal comfort zone. In this post, I share how to make a staycation more than a week spent on your couch!
Learning to speak a language fluently takes time and practice – but you don’t need to speak a foreign language to communicate while you travel. In fact, there are benefits to not knowing the language and other (more universal) ways to communicate. In this post, I share how you can get by without a single word.
If you think travel is something that only happens when you take overseas flights or cross-country train trips, you’re missing out on a world of opportunity closer to home. Because the truth is, what most of us find compelling about travel is the novelty of it. In this post, Scott Gilbertson shares how overseas travel isn’t the only way to see something new.
You might wonder how I manage to travel and if I am holding something back. Am I leaving something out? What is my secret to escaping the cubicle and being a nomad? Did I win the lottery? Do I have a trust fund? There must be something that makes me so special. In this post, I finally spill the beans.
One of the most wonderful things about long-term travel is that it’s…well, long-term. And because you have more time to travel, you have a greater opportunity to choose to travel green. As someone who has traveled long-term, I know it can be hard to feel like we as individuals can still make a difference. But […]
A lot of people have this misconception that travel is expensive, that whenever and wherever you go, you are going to spending a lot of money. In some places like Europe, that may be true. In some people’s cases, that is always true. But for most of us that isn’t true. Travel can be cheap and cheap doesn’t mean bad.