Tips and Advice

Planning Your Travel Budget (Part 1 of 4)

Figuring out a budget can be one of the most stressful things about planning a trip, especially if, like me, math makes you dizzy. Even so, it is one of the most important things you need to do before you can take off adventuring.I’ve come up with a list of 8 important things to consider when trying to put together a comprehensive price tag for your trip. Whether you are going abroad for a month or a year, these are all important things to consider.

Who Should You Travel With? Part 1 of 3: Why Traveling in a Big Group will Make you Crazy and Possibly Homicidal

(This is a subject that deserves serious thought. Who you decide to travel with affects your trip experience in many large and small ways. Traveling in a group, traveling in a pair and traveling alone, I’ve done all three and will give you my personal advice over the next week.) It is so easy to …

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The Twenty-Something Travel Manifesto

You’ve probably heard it once and over again: Your twenties are supposed to be the best years of your life. This may or may not be true but what is certain is that the experiences you have in the years between 20 and 29 years old are probably going to be some of the most joyous, depressing, scary, confusing and exciting things you will ever do.

Which is what makes now the ideal time to see the world. Some people will tell you to wait to travel until after you are established. Wait until you are making more money. Wait until you are retired. But just when is that perfect time actually going to arrive? Chances are that never again in your life will you have the resources, lack of commitments, energy and good health that you (hopefully) have right now.