Travel Advice

Staying Healthy on the Road

By Jessica Dawdy | June 22, 2015

Travel breaks you out of your everyday routine, and for the most part, that’s what makes it amazing: You see new places, eat new foods, interact with different people, and gain new perspectives. The downside is that travel also tends to interfere with the positive aspects of your everyday routine, including exercising and eating well. […]

When Trouble Strikes Abroad

By Kay Rodriguez | May 15, 2015

Imagine this: you’re alone in unfamiliar territory, and maybe you’re feeling the pangs of solitude associated with traveling. Everything is going smoothly, and the threat of something bad happening doesn’t even cross your mind. Perhaps you’re far, far away from the nearest big city, without reliable cell service or internet access. And then something happens […]

10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before My First Solo Trip

By Kay Rodriguez | November 23, 2014

I’ve been traveling solo since I was 18, fresh out of high school and wide-eyed at the world. Before going to college, my mother bestowed me with the best possible gift – a plane ticket to London, and nothing else. With that, I counted up my savings, packed my bags, called some distant relatives, and […]

Long-Term Travel Skincare: How to Take Your Routine on the Road

By Jessica Dawdy | November 5, 2014

When Brent and I first started talking about traveling for a year, I’m a little embarrassed to reveal one of the first potential problems that occurred to me: It wasn’t how we would find jobs when we came home afterwards, or how our friends and families would react to our plans; it was how I […]

Do You Ask for Permission When You Photograph People?

By Steph | October 7, 2014

Let me start off by saying this is a no judgement zone (NJZ). This is actually not a subject I have thought a lot about before this, but since it came up recently, I thought I would open it up for discussion. But first, let me set the scene: picture a hotel ballroom packed with […]

Tourist Scams I’ve Fallen For (And How to Avoid Them)

By Jessica Dawdy | July 8, 2014

I think one of the biggest challenges for any traveler is finding that balance between being cautious and being too closed off. Scams targeting tourists are a sad reality of traveling in pretty much any country, which is why I think it’s important to be aware of the most common scams that take place in […]

Saying Goodbye: How to Do It Right

By Jessica Dawdy | May 14, 2014

Constantly saying goodbye to people and places is one of the more challenging realities of frequent traveling. I feel like I’m pretty much always in the process of saying goodbye to someone or something: My friends when I first left home, the people I meet on the road, or the communities I become part of […]

You Should Start A Travel Tradition

By Guest Poster | October 8, 2013

There is a cabin by a lake in the woods of New Hampshire. Well, there are a lot of cabins by a lot of lakes in a lot of woods in New Hampshire. It’s just a cabin- and lake- and woods-filled kind of state.  But there is one cabin in particular, which is owned by […]

How to Travel with Your Siblings (Without Strangling Them)

By Steph | September 15, 2013

Family travel- it’s important to most of us, right? I’m a frequent traveler, which means I’m apt to travel one of many different ways: solo, with friends, on organized tours, and with family. That’s where I cut my teeth- traveling with family all those years ago. To this day, some of my favorite trips are […]

Why Stay at a Hostel in the US?

By Steph | August 15, 2013

Did you know that the United States even had hostels? It seems a lot of people do not. Hostels are just not that popular with most Americans (probably due in part to a smear campaign by the Movie that Must Not be Named). I would be that most Americans backpackers who happily stay at hostels […]

7 Tips To Make You Better At Bargaining

By Guest Poster | March 26, 2013

  When travelling around the world you really have to get into the habit of bargaining for everything. These 7 simple tips will help you buy stuff cheaper, faster and easier, essentially help you get better at bargaining! The cost of taxi rides, meals, clothing, hotel rooms, and tours are almost always up for debate. […]

East Coast Busses: Megabus VS Boltbus VS Greyhound- Which is better?

By Michael Tieso | March 19, 2013

One of the cheapest ways to get around on the east coast of the US is by traveling by bus. We travel often between New York and Washington DC either to see family, friends or attend events. It’s convenient, they leave often, and they’re cheap. Megabus and Boltbus are two of the most popular budget-friendly East Coast […]