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!
Got the travel bug? Always think about distant places? Well, chances are you are a travel addict. Once the travel bug infects you, there is no going back — you are a traveler for life. I have the bug; everything I do revolves around travel. I’m addicted. Here are some signs you might be a travel addict too…
Backpacking is more than slinging a backpack over your shoulder and setting off. It’s a way of traveling. If you’ve ever wondered whether or not you’re a backpacker, now is the time to find out. If you do any of these things, chances are you’re a backpacker!
Motivated people can achieve anything they set their mind to. But how does one stay motivated when you are busy working and living life while your family and friends disparage your ideas, you’re overwhelmed planning your trip, or maybe you’re just burnt out from being on the road? Let me show you.
Motivation is not an unlimited wellspring but a battery that has to be kept fully charged. While the idea of travel is always inspiring, sometimes life gets in the way and then suddenly, your eyes are no longer on the prize.
Updated: 7/01/18 | July 1st, 2018 I’m not going to lie: I think I have a pretty good travel blog. (You probably do too if you’re here.) I work hard to provide excellent practical travel advice to help you travel better, but I’m not the only great travel blogger out there. In fact — and I know […]
In the past, I’ve let fear control my choices. Because of that fear, I didn’t take a chance. I was too afraid to take a risk. Years later, I’ve learned my lesson. You need to take risks. Life will never give you a second chance – so seize the opportunity when it comes!
Note: Six months ago, I read Ramit’s “Manifesto for 2018” and got inspired. I ended up cranking this out. Remember New Year’s? When you were going to lose weight, drink less, read more, save more, cook more, and maybe ride a unicorn (hey, anything is possible!)? But deep down you — and I — knew […]
Whenever I talk to people about long-term travel, they tell me they wish they could do what I do. They tell me all their travel dreams, then they come up with common excuses as to why they can’t realize them. So today, I just wanted to say one thing: travel is easier than you think.
Heather is the winner of last year’s round the world contest. I touched based with Heather again recently to talk about her trip in South America so far, and whether or not she has stuck to her travel budget!
Back in December, I announced Heather T. as the winner of my round the world contest. A month into her journey, Heather shares some highlights (and low points!) of her experiences in South America so far. Find out what she’s been up to, and what her year ahead looks like.
Staci was born with the rare medical condition known as Nager Syndrome. One consequence of Nager Syndrome is deafness, yet Staci has refused to let her condition interfere with her dreams of seeing the world. In this inspiring reader interview, Staci shares how she overcomes the obstacles in her way and manages to travel the world!
We all have our reasons for traveling – wanderlust, the love of a new culture, a desire to just leave it all behind, the need to forget, or the need to meet new people. Travel becomes a way for people to deal with different situations, experience new things, or help search for a sense of self. The constant change creates a chance for us to find out who we are