A financial crisis led to community member and author Tomislav Perko losing everything. But through Couchsurfing, he gained a love for travel. In this interview, he shares how becoming broke was one of the best things to happen to him as well as the challenges and rewards of traveling on a small budget.
The Schwarzes are a middle class family from Iowa that made travel a priority. With two kids in tow, they set out on a round-the-world trip. In this post, they explain how family travel is feasible and share their advice for other families out there!
Months ago, I announced that I wanted to help four readers plan their trips from start to finish as part of a case study project for this website. While I haven’t talked about this in a long time, it’s because I’ve been busy making it happen. After going through 450 applications and countless follow-up calls, […]
One things we haven’t focused on this site is LGBT travel and, as we bring in a wider range of reader interviews, I wanted to highlight LGBT readers as I’m curious learn about their experiences traveling around the world, as many countries have harsh anti-gay laws. So when Auston emailed me about being the next […]
There are a lot of ways to fund your travels: we’ve met readers who’ve taken odd jobs, worked on yachts, volunteered, saved for their trip, and more. What I love about reader success stories is that they highlight the diversity of ways to make travel a reality — it doesn’t always have to be “have a […]
In our last reader story, I highlighted the story of Vikram and Ishwinder, an Indian couple who navigated a complex visa system in order to travel the world. Indians face a lot of restrictions on where they can visit and, for most countries in the world, an extensive visa process. So do Filipinos. It took […]