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Travels with Father (Why You Should Travel with a Parent)

By Steph | September 19, 2013

I’m still on vacation so enjoy this fantastic post by Melissa Hogan about how to travel with your parents. It’s got me thinking that I ought to do something similar with my own parents one of these days… We were sitting shoulder to shoulder in a tiny car, bobbing and weaving around narrow Irish roads. […]

The Evolution of Risk Taking

By Christine Amorose | September 27, 2012

A friend recently asked me what risk I’m most glad I took. I still haven’t decided on an answer: not because I haven’t taken any risks, but because risk taking has become so ingrained into my current lifestyle that they all seem like perfectly sane choices, not risks. The thing is, I wasn’t always this […]

Love in the time of Korea: Leaving “the One” Behind

By Guest Poster | September 20, 2012

Yeah I’m a sucker for love stories. Last week we got a guy’s perspective on dating abroad- today we hear a completely different story: how to survive when everyone is obsessed with love, and yours is on the other side of the world. When you’re a twenty-something solo traveler, being single can be difficult. Particularly […]

Dublin When It’s Sunny

By Guest Poster | July 5, 2012

When I went to Dublin it rained cats and dogs. I came away with not the greatest impression of the place, but my friend Colm, who works for Hostelworld is trying to convince me otherwise.  There’s a phrase you hear in Ireland every time the sun comes out. It’s a bit of a cliché at […]

How to Travel through Your Twenties Without Worrying About Money

By Guest Poster | January 19, 2012

Money makes the world go round and it’s also a big factor in helping you go around the world.  Twenty-something Americans probably aren’t in the best place to save up for vacations or round-the-world trips. They usually have entry level jobs, student loans and very little acquaintance with the practicalities of the real world.  But […]

A Nile Cruise Through Time

By Guest Poster | November 10, 2011

By the time I arrived in Aswan in January 2011, I was exhausted. My week in Cairo had left me jumpy and with a bad case of ‘Mummy Tummy.’ I obviously didn’t know it at the time, but the Tahir Square protest would happen in less than two weeks and talk of revolution was already […]

Riding the Rough Roads to Southern Skies

By Guest Poster | October 13, 2011

I’m not a sporty person, but sometimes I dream of some sort of grand walking or biking tour. Steve has actually done it- he’s biking across the entire world! Here’s his account of his harrowing trip through Europe and Africa: Like all decisions of great consequence my plan to cycle around the world was made […]

Three Personality Traits that Make a Successful Expat

By Guest Poster | October 6, 2011

You’ve been thinking about it for a while. You’ve been googling jobs abroad, exploring ESL teaching opportunities, researching backpacks, pricing flights and dreaming of booking them. You think you might be ready, finally ready, to take the leap and embark on a new life abroad. But traveling the world isn’t all glitz and glamour. If […]

Tourism vs. Voyeurism

By Guest Poster | September 20, 2011

This is a subject I’ve struggled with in the past and would be interested to hear other people’s viewpoints in the comments.  There is something to be said for checking “must see” items off your life list – we all travel to some extent to “see” things when we go places. But what happens when […]

Why Naples is Better Than You’ve Heard

By Guest Poster | August 11, 2011

Quick – when I say “Naples,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Garbage? Mafia? Pickpockets? If any of these negatives are the first things to pop into your head, you’re not alone. There’s no getting around it – Naples has a PR problem. As is often the case, however, there’s more than one […]

Is the Philippines the New Thailand?

By Guest Poster | June 5, 2011

I’ve never been to the Philippines but I find it to be an absolutely fascinating place: All of South East Asia’s beauty and far less of the BS. A guest post by Josh Haggars: South East Asia has long been a haven for some 18-22 year olds who believe that partying and traveling are one […]

Bedbugs, Head Lice, and Mold: 7 Reasons Travelers Skip the Hotel

By Guest Poster | April 12, 2011

I have a pretty high tolerance for grossness so I can’t say that staying at a hotel has ever really bothered me. Ignorance is bliss I guess. Still, I thought this was a pretty interesting article so I’m anxious to know, do you worry about these things, and does it influence where you stay? Gross. […]