Over the years, backpacking has become a popular rite of passage for many young adults. But some claim that backpacking has fallen the way of other heavily marketed travel niches and become too packaged and formulized.Read More
Backpacking is surrounded by assumptions and stereotypes that are usually found to be untrue once on the journey. Here are 8 myths about backpacking debunked:Read More
Writer and life-long expat James Baldwin once wrote, “I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.”Read More
India is everything. It’s big, filthy, crowded, frustrating, scary, bizarre, colorful, exciting, fun, friendly and the experience of a lifetime.Read More
Some people love to travel, some people live for it and then others take it to a whole new level of scientific insanity.
If you are wondering if you may be one of these people check out these 50 signs that you could be a travel nerd.Read More
Bartering is normal in most countries but some traveler’s have a hard time with it. Here are the things you should avoid doing.
Bartering is considered an art by many and a dreaded necessity by others. Regardless, if you’re heading abroad you’ll need to know the common mistakes NOT to make when haggling.Read More
You’ve been diligent about saving. You found the cheapest flight and hotel but the task of managing money is far from over. Don’t arrive home to find out your cheap trip ended up being not so cheap at all.
Dirty? Check. Over-crowded? Check. Will I go back? Not anytime soon…Read More
Teaching English abroad is a terrific way to experience a foreign culture while also saving money for future travel.Read More
A wise traveler once told me that the moment you run out of money is the moment when your journey truly begins. There is plenty of truth to this idea, but a little bit of money in your pocket does make travel a heck of a lot easier.Read More
Feel like you’ve outgrown some places in the world? Figure out your travel decade and find the destinations that suit you best!Read More
Sure we all love traveling but is your passion verging on addiction?! Check out these tell-tale signs and see if you are, in fact, a travel addict!Read More
Contemplating a trip but not sure what you’ll get out of it? Consider these less obvious benefits of world travel and get packing!Read More
Turning into a traveling nomad? Could it be time to go home? Check out these 24 signs you’ve been traveling too long and make a decision on that home-ward flight!Read More
You may think you’re a seasoned, worldly traveler but are you really? Check out these 25 signs that you’re a true citizen of the world!Read More
Desperate to see the world but letting your finances hold you back? You don’t have to be a millionaire to make it happen. Professional Hobo, Nora Dunn knows this more than most – read on to see how she did it!
Two years, 62 counties, 56,000 Twitter followers and scores of travel awards. I met up with eternal traveler, Gary Arndt to find out more about his never-ending trip and incredible online fan base.Read More
Deborah delves into the secrets of Hampi’s magnetic beauty and recounts an eerie tale of the dead body on the beach.Read More
Why do I cry? I am all alone on the wrong train. I need to find the train to Goa. There are no tourists. Anywhere. It is just me and the Indians, yet I cry. This is what I wanted, no? Total unfamiliarity. Escapism. Why do I fear the next 40 hours or so where I will have to suffer my own company sans entertainment. The landscape is bleak – miles and miles of fields with no lights punctuated by the occasional zhodpatti – or slum.