Part of the tool belt of any traveler is a good book. Long bus, train, or plane rides can get pretty boring and can give you a lot of “dead” time if you haven’t mastered the art of the 10-hour blank stare. Here is a list of my favorite reads to help you conquer those journeys and get you inspired for your next adventure!
Want to step up your travel game? These are my 27 golden rules for travel. Follow them! If you do, you’ll be a master traveler in no time able to travel the world with zeal – all without breaking the bank!
Posted: 08/20/2013 | August 20th, 2013 Back in June, as I was reflecting on another birthday, I looked at a very, very old version of my website and spotted a list of travel goals I’d written. I’d forgotten about that list. As I made changes to the site, I had moved the list around, eventually […]
Updated: 7/1/2018 | July 1st, 2018 Here’s a secret: I love being a cheesy tourist. As much as I love getting off the beaten path and learning about local cultures, sometimes I love the artificial world the mainstream travel industry has created. I think a lot of people think too deeply about travel, as if […]
I think travel makes everybody a more awesome person. We end our travels way better off than when we started. I believe that travel is something that makes you not only a better human being but a way cooler one too. Find out just how travel changes us for the better, and makes us into more awesome versions of ourself.
Posted: 08/15/2011 | August 15th, 2011 I’ve been backpacking for over ten years now. That’s a long time to travel period, let alone stay in dorm rooms, live out of the same backpack, and travel on the cheap. I really love this form of travel through, which is why I’ve continued to do it for so […]
We all want to travel more. Unfortunately, our bank accounts might not be able to meet our desires. Luckily, there are plenty of great travel destinations in the world that won’t break your bank once you’re there. These destinations offer the best value while still making for exciting and interesting trips.
Wondering if you are in the skies enough to qualify as a self-proclaimed frequent flier? I lay out what I think it means to be a frequent flier – for better or for worse!
Posted: 07/20/2010 | July 20th, 2010 Last weekend I met some old friends from college I haven’t seen since graduation. They wanted to know one thing about my travels: “What were my crazy stories? What were the wild things that have happened to me?” I don’t often think about the crazy things that happen while […]
Travel blogs are one of the best ways to get accurate and reliable travel information. Here are 13 other travel blogs that make for great travel resources. Whether you are looking for information on backpacking, working abroad, or teaching English, these blogs will have all the information you need to get the most out of your next trip!
Posted: 07/29/2009 | July 29th, 2009 You always hear about the distinction made between tourists and backpackers, but even among backpackers, we love to group each other into categories by who is the better traveler. Check into any hostel, and you will find a variety of different travelers wearing their distinctive tribal gear and people […]
Scuba diving is one of the best activities to do when you are on a nice tropical island. Under the sea, down where it’s wetter, you’ll find coral reefs teeming with life, Nemo’s cousins, lots of fish, plants, and beautiful colors. Whether you are looking to start or looking for new places to go, here are some of the best places to go diving in the world.