Trip Planning

Workaway, Helpx, and WWOOF: What’s the Difference?

By Jessica Dawdy | October 5, 2014

It’s been more than two years since I’ve done a work exchange, but these programs will always feel special for me because they’re part of my “origin story” as a traveler. More than three years ago, before I had ever even read a travel blog, Brent reconnected with an old friend who had been WWOOFing […]

How To Pick a Great Vacation Apartment Rental

By Steph | August 6, 2014

If I’ve done my job right, you guys already know that a vacation apartment rental is a great travel option. In fact, I’ve kind of turned into an evangelist on the subject. You’ve most likely already heard me go on about how apartment rentals save you money, let you pretend to live like a local, […]

Language Learning On A Time Crunch

By Kay Rodriguez | July 13, 2014

It’s easy to see that the best way to explore a place is if you know the language and communicate with people there. However, language learning can be a tricky task, especially for those who have never learned one before. When living in Brazil, I had one month to learn Portuguese before taking my study […]

Where Do You Find Travel Inspiration?

By Steph | June 19, 2014

A question I am asked fairly frequently is “how do you choose where to go?” Like most questions I get, there’s not an easy answer. My travel plans are a mix of whimsy and luck, with the occasion bought of careful planning thrown in. Usually when people ask me where I’m headed next I don’t […]

3 Thought Experiments to Simplify Your Trip Planning

By Jessica Dawdy | May 27, 2014

Travelers seem to fall into two categories: those who think planning a trip is almost as fun as being on the actual trip, and those who save getting organized until the last minute because it’s so insanely tedious. Much as I’d like to be one of those trip-planning junkies, I’ve always fallen into the latter […]

Balancing Life and Travel: Your Advice

By Steph | March 27, 2014

(This is part four of Life-Travel balance week. Be sure to check out the rest of the series!) Earlier this week I asked both you guys, and the travel blogger community for advice on balancing life and travel. I ended up with an earful! It seems like this is an issue that many people struggle […]

How to Travel And Work Full-Time

By Christine Amorose | March 25, 2014

(This is part two of Life-Travel Balance Week. Check back all week for more tips!) Long-term travelers have all the time in the world, but not necessarily a ton of cash. When you’re working full-time, however, it’s easy to watch your bank account fill up but feel as if you don’t have the time or […]

How to Plan Your Own Food Tour

By Steph | June 11, 2013

It’s common knowledge that I’m really, really into trying local food, and recently that’s culminated in an obsession with taking food tours. From exploring Chinatown in Manhattan to combing the streets of Trastevere Rome, I’ve found food walking tours to be a great way to get to know the food culture of a neighborhood. Sometimes […]

When is it Cheaper to Purchase a EuRail Pass?

By Michael Tieso | January 4, 2013

This was a fairly difficult article to put together because there were so many conditions. I hope this helps you decide whether a EuRail pass is right for you. Purchasing Single Tickets Prices fluctuate according to when you purchase them. The more in advanced your purchase your ticket, the cheaper the ticket will be. If you’re […]

What to Study When You Want a Life of Travel

By Guest Poster | December 16, 2012

Welcome to the first post of Twenty-Something Travel Guest Post Week! The topic of this one should be pretty popular and I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments. Humanities, Sociology, Psychology? No, that’s not quite right. Maybe a semester of Fine Arts with a focus on Islamic Architecture; that will pave the way nicely for […]

What To Tell Your Family and Friends When You’re Leaving for Travel

By Michael Tieso | November 20, 2012

It was the summer of 2008 when I told my family and friends that I was considering to quit my job and travel around the world. It didn’t go so well the first time. This is what happened. I was working in a nice comfy job making an okay living for myself. I had a […]

So What Are YOU Waiting For? (Meet Plan Go NYC)

By Steph | October 25, 2012

Sometimes I forget how removed I am from the general population. To me, my everyday life has become a new kind of normal- it’s not unusual to buy a plane ticket on a moment’s notice or run out of passport pages or go months without entering the United States. Of course I know that’s not […]