Travel Advice

How to Meet People While Traveling as a Couple

By Jessica Dawdy | October 20, 2016

Meeting people from all over the world is one of the most rewarding parts of traveling, but it’s something that you can miss out on when traveling as a couple.  Most people seem to have no problem approaching solo travelers or even groups of friends, but often hesitate when it comes to couples — maybe […]

How to Fight with Your Significant Other While Traveling

By Steph | October 18, 2016

Traveling with someone you love is fantastic in so many ways… until it’s not. Close confines and stressful conditions mean that bickering is pretty much inevitable and, if you’re not careful, it’s easy for silly conflicts to mushroom cloud into nuclear arguments. This is something I know a thing or two about. For over six […]

Eating Healthy While Traveling (With Food Allergies)

By Megan Stetzel | October 4, 2016

One of the first things that people say to me when they find out I travel a lot is how do I eat? I have Celiac Disease, and a nut and egg allergy. I agree it’s a lot to keep track of. When you’re traveling as much as I do, you would think it is […]

How Not to Get Murdered Abroad

By Guest Poster | September 27, 2016

Those closest to me joke that I’m “unmurderable” because I travel by myself to “scary” places and, like Blanche DuBois, I always rely on the kindness of strangers. I have found myself in some dicey situations. I’ve been kidnapped and held for ransom in Arusha, drugged and blacked out in Nassau, and had my passport […]

A Financial Disaster in Southeast Asia

By Kay Rodriguez | August 25, 2016

I stared down at the white slip of paper in front of me and gulped. $2,200? How could I pay for this? Do hospitals in Thailand take credit cards? What would happen if I didn’t have the money to pay for it? I’d spent the last week in the hospital after an emergency appendix situation, […]

Staying in a Hostel: A First-Timer’s Guide

By Jessica Dawdy | April 18, 2016

Hostels are amazing, right? They’re cheap, fun, and just generally one of those you-have-to-try-it travel experiences. But they’re also kind of intimidating, particularly if you’ve never stayed in one before. I know I was worried that hostels would be filthy, loud, and filled with unapproachable, way-cooler-than-me backpackers but don’t give up on hostels. Instead for […]

How To Survive A Long Flight When You Are Sick To Your Stomach

By Guest Poster | January 7, 2016

There’s little worse than feeling sick and having no escape from the thing that’s making you sick. But sometimes that’s the reality of flying. So how can you make this situation a little less awful or better yet prevent it altogether? Here are my tips for how to survive a long flight from over 20 years […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Better Travel Photography

By Jessica Dawdy | December 7, 2015

When I bought my first DSLR, I picked up on the exposures aspects of photography pretty quickly but struggled with composition. It seems to come naturally for many people, but learning to see the world with photographer’s eye is an ongoing process for me. My job now involves a lot of photography, which has pushed […]

How to Travel Slow on a Short Trip

By Jessica Dawdy | August 6, 2015

When I was living abroad, it was natural and easy to travel slow.  With a home base in another country, I had virtually all the time in the world to venture to neighboring cities and discover the nuances of my temporary home. Now that I’m based in Toronto, however, and traveling in one or two […]

Adventure Travel For The Non-Athletes

By Kay Rodriguez | July 17, 2015

Have you ever turned down the chance to participate in an adventure activity because you were worried that you weren’t fit enough? When I signed up for my first multi-day trek, I was feeling a little bit apprehensive. I’m your average twenty-something; I work out a few times a week and stay relatively active, but […]

Of Course “Don’t Worry About Money, Just Travel” is Bad Advice. Can We Talk about Something Else Now?

By Steph | July 10, 2015

The first time I read this article, I felt terrible. To sum it up, the author is complaining that people who travel, and talk about travel, are ignoring their inherent privilege and encouraging others to make bad financial decisions. The author calls out the attitude: “that is all too prevalent amongst young people who do […]

Dealing With Bad Weather On Your Travels

By Kay Rodriguez | July 6, 2015

I had it all planned out – 2 weeks in Iceland, rental car, driving the Ring Road. In the weeks before my trip, I picked out which locations I wanted to visit, which side roads I wanted to take, and which hikes I wanted to try. Confidently, I boarded my plane to Iceland, excited to […]