Finding Inspiration: Deciding Where You Want to Go

By Steph | August 11, 2009

So you want to get out and see the world! But where to go? I will confess this is not an issue I’ve ever really struggled with. I want to visit almost everywhere I read about so for me it’s more a matter of “when” than “where” to go.  However this list must be culled […]

8 Free Things to Do in Rome

By Steph | August 2, 2009

If you like big cities, really, really vast cities than you will probably love Rome. It is a sprawling metropolis full of beeping scooters, ringing church bells and the constant and jarring juxtaposition of ancient Roman ruins nestled next to vibrant shopping avenues. Thousands of years of history just burst out of every corner; complimented […]

Applying for a Passport: The Basics

By Steph | July 30, 2009

Before you can go adventuring anywhere it is essential that you have a valid passport. People tend to put this off as it’s a slightly complicated and tedious process. Don’t leave this to the last minute as the process can take a long time and speeding it up is costly! I would recommend applying for your passport right away, even if you haven’t started planning a trip yet. That way you will have it when you need it and in the meantime it is a useful peace of identification in many situations.

Go Now: Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Travel

By Steph | July 26, 2009

I can’t count how many times I’ve heard people around my age tell me that they’d like to travel later, when they are “more established,” or “have more money,” or just “are older.” For every person I’ve heard such excuses from there are at least two older adults who’ve told me they wish they’d traveled […]

The Twenty-Something Travel Manifesto

By Steph | July 23, 2009

You’ve probably heard it once and over again: Your twenties are supposed to be the best years of your life. This may or may not be true but what is certain is that the experiences you have in the years between 20 and 29 years old are probably going to be some of the most joyous, depressing, scary, confusing and exciting things you will ever do.

Which is what makes now the ideal time to see the world. Some people will tell you to wait to travel until after you are established. Wait until you are making more money. Wait until you are retired. But just when is that perfect time actually going to arrive? Chances are that never again in your life will you have the resources, lack of commitments, energy and good health that you (hopefully) have right now.