Travel Styles

Why I’m Thankful for Second Chances

By Guest Poster | November 29, 2016

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I think most Americans feel the same way.  Even though you don’t really do anything but eat and drink and watch American football on TV. There’s something about it that is unlike any other holiday – no present giving, no commercialism, no religious obligations, nothing but sitting around a table […]

Creating a Better Travel/Life Balance

By Guest Poster | November 23, 2016

As I enter the end of my mid- twenties, I’ve found that finding the elusive work – travel – life balance is just that, elusive. When I started my career in travel roughly three years ago, I never would have thought that I needed to worry about finding a balance between being on the road, […]

How to live a life of travel even with a full time job

By Guest Poster | November 22, 2016

You see it everywhere online: “Quit your job and travel the world!” For those with a case of wanderlust, like myself, it’s the ultimate dream. Who wouldn’t want to be exploring a new culture and city every day? The adventure! The excitement! However, this can’t be reality for everyone and for some, may not even […]

How a Working Holiday Taught Me Financial Responsibility

By Caroline Eubanks | November 3, 2016

Over five years ago, a few months after graduating from college, I embarked on my biggest adventure to date: a year-long working holiday in Australia. I heard about the visa online, which would allow me, as someone 18-30, to work in Australia for a year in two six-month stints and travel along the way. Other […]

Moving to France as an American: Tips on Visa, Bank Accounts and Apartment Hunting

By Guest Poster | November 1, 2016

“You’re living the dream!” “You’re so lucky!” “I’ve always wanted to sip café, sit on terraces and indulge in decadent desserts all day!” These are the things people wistfully say with a far off look in their eyes when you tell them you’re moving to France. I, too, pictured exactly that on my first trip […]

3 Tips to Make the Most of Your Solo Business Travel

By Guest Poster | September 16, 2016

So unfortunately I’m not the type of traveler who has decided to up and quit her job and travel the world. My life is a series of calculated risks that pay out in the form of steady employment, a 401k and over-priced health insurance. So while my fellow friends and travelers are off on whirl-wind […]

How to Pick The Best Hostels for Solo Travelers

By Guest Poster | September 14, 2016

For me, solo travel is a choice, not a circumstance. I didn’t decide to do the majority of my 15 month trip around the world alone simply because there was no one to come with me. Rather I craved the freedom and independence that solo travel brings. Solo travel means being able to wake up […]

Getting Mugged Abroad and Not Letting Fear Win

By Megan Stetzel | September 13, 2016

I think I am every traveler’s parents’ worst nightmare. I was mugged abroad. Up until that moment I had been flitting around Southeast Asia all willy nilly and without a thought about safety. I mean I crashed motorcycles, got bit by dogs, had some interesting situations happen, but I still ultimately felt safe. Until that […]

You Don’t Have to Quit Your Job to See the World

By Kay Rodriguez | September 1, 2016

Student loans, cell phone bills, and medical insurance… What do all of these things have in common? Yes, they cost money, and money is hard to come by as a recent college graduate. Getting a job right out of college is pretty important, and for the vast majority of people, entry-level positions don’t allow a […]

Money Changes I’ve Made to Support a Life Filled with Travel

By Megan Stetzel | August 30, 2016

In 2013, I decided to drop everything and get my TEFL certification in Cambodia and teach English in Thailand. I really wasn’t sure where this was going to lead but I had a good feeling that Thailand wouldn’t be the last country I visited. I was right. The travel bug bit me pretty hard. I […]

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, […]

How To Teach English in Spain When You’re Not From the EU

By Guest Poster | August 11, 2016

Living and working in Europe has always been the dream, to immerse myself in the history and culture of countries so much older than my own. Not to mention finally taking on the challenge of learning another language. I’d been elusively trying to learn Spanish for years, but never quite stuck with it, as well […]