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Traveling in the USA in the Age of Trump

By Megan Stetzel | July 28, 2018

You may have seen, if you were paying close attention to our social media, that I (Megan) just got back from a month long road trip down the East Coast of the USA. Traveling around America for a month, I have to admit, made me uneasy. Not because of safety, or the sheer amount of […]

5 Lessons That Came From Doctors Telling Me I Would Never Be Able to Travel

By Guest Poster | August 7, 2017

1. To never take my health for granted Prior to being diagnosed with my two chronic illnesses, I was very healthy. I thought it was a result of my own doing, I ate right, stayed active and slept the right amount. Well now it is very clear in my mind while yes, these elements play […]

#PackYourImpact + Travel More Sustainably

By Megan Stetzel | July 28, 2017

Let’s get real here for a second and talk about something that should certainly be on everyone’s radar more than it is as travelers of the world. We are people that see nooks and crannies of the world that many wouldn’t dare venture into, that many can’t even fathom exist. We are the spokespeople for […]

How Travel Cured This Picky Eater

By Steph | July 12, 2017

I have a reputation for being a bit food-obsessed. I love eating almost as much as travel, maybe more. I’ve been known to follow my taste-buds and plan entire trips based on where I want to eat. I rarely miss a chance to eat delicious food- and I will try almost anything including a spicy […]

How to Travel with Chronic Depression and Anxiety

By Guest Poster | July 10, 2017

Few bloggers write about what it’s like to travel with chronic depression or any mental illness, let alone how to cope with it. It looks like nights spent crying alone in your dorm bunk, days spent avoiding talking to anyone in the hostel and sleeping when you could be exploring. The blogging community is full […]

How I’m taking 12 Trips in 12 Months While Employed Full-Time

By Guest Poster | June 12, 2017

“You’re not allowed to take a vacation. Only the partners can take a vacation,” he said a monotone voice that implied he was unmoved by the message he was delivering. I blinked twice, shocked. It was a good thing we were over the phone, otherwise my face would’ve revealed how ludicrous a policy I thought […]

Why Steph Didn’t Wait to See the World

By Steph | March 6, 2017

Not every person is ready to take their retirement at 24 years old. Most sane people are just starting their careers, just getting excited about the idea of adulthood. Not me. Pretty much from the time I graduated college I was only working for one reason: to save up enough money so I could stop […]

Why Megan Didn’t Wait to See the World

By Megan Stetzel | March 1, 2017

Hi Why Wait World! Welcome to the rebrand and reincarnation of! As Steph has so lovingly put it, we are in this together from now on, so I wanted to introduce my story to you and why I didn’t wait to see the world!  -Megan Now, I wasn’t born into a traveling family. In fact, […]

Why Travel Makes Us Better Citizens

By Steph | January 30, 2017

I mentioned on Facebook earlier that I’m having trouble concentrating on my writing lately. With all of the very serious things going on in the United States right now, it can make my usual posts about where to go and what to eat seem trivial. How can I write about where to eat in Vietnam when […]

How Emotions Affect Travel

By Guest Poster | December 8, 2016

Some people might consider themselves to be an emotional person, but that’s not me. It may seem strange I’m going to tell you how my emotional state has affected my travels, but as I learned from a recent trip it has. Before we continue, this is a disclaimer to say I’m not a mental health […]

Travel with Caution, Not Fear

By Guest Poster | December 6, 2016

In the wake of concerns over travel safety for women following several high profile attacks in Thailand, Brazil, India and Turkey, the wisdom of choosing to travel is being called into question. Over the past 10 years, I’ve spent close to three years altogether traveling solo in India, Canada, Ireland, Bhutan and Costa Rica. In […]

Why I’m Thankful for Second Chances

By Guest Poster | November 29, 2016

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I think most Americans feel the same way.  Even though you don’t really do anything but eat and drink and watch American football on TV. There’s something about it that is unlike any other holiday – no present giving, no commercialism, no religious obligations, nothing but sitting around a table […]