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The Best Travel Backpack for Your Next Adventure

By Megan Stetzel | May 4, 2017

I recently had a friend ask me for suggestions for a backpack for her move to Southeast Asia coming up. I spent a year living in Bangkok, Thailand myself and have spent ample time backpacking around the world and have learned what goes into picking the best travel backpack out there. There are a couple […]

Why An IUD is the Best Birth Control for Travelers

By Steph | April 26, 2017

Do you ever discover something and then seriously kick yourself for not knowing about it earlier? I’ve felt like that about many things: Breaking Bad, stand up paddle boarding and Sri Lankan food for starters. And now I feel this way about my IUD. IUDs are having a bit of a moment now, thanks to […]

4 Ways to Fall in Love with Your Next Trip

By Guest Poster | April 24, 2017

Is it possible to have more than one place that feels like home? I live in the United States – in New Jersey – and yet, Mexico also feels like my home.  I get an all-encompassing, warm-and-fuzzy feeling just thinking about my time there.  During my college years, I studied in Puebla, Mexico for four […]


By Megan Stetzel | March 13, 2017

In my traveling life and the path that has led me to where I am today, working fully location independently while seeing the world, there was definitely a turning point for me. On a whim, I purchased a ticket to the Women in Travel Summit in Boston in 2014. I had done a little traveling […]

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 […]

Traveling as an American in the Age of Trump: What to Expect

By Steph | January 17, 2017

Note before: I know this is a blog about travel, not politics, but it’s impossible to divide the two subjects, travel is political and politics effects travel in unmeasurable ways. If that’s not for you- ok, there’s plenty of other stuff you can read  Otherwise, let’s get into it. 2016 has been a rough year […]

Booze and Boos in Tacoma – Tales from a Seattle Ghost Tour

By Steph | January 9, 2017

I haven’t exactly been doing much high-flying international travel lately. In fact, back when Marcella was just a tiny thing, there were times where I’ve barely left the house for days. I’m a firm believer however that travel is more than just an action you take, it’s an outlook on life. With a little curiosity […]

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 […]