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10 Life Changing Moments from 10 Years as a Nomad


Today marks ten years I’ve been on the road. On July 26, 2006, I said goodbye to my dad, got in my car, and started my year-long journey around the world by heading off on a road trip across the United States.

The Challenges of Being a Gay Solo Backpacker


In an effort to expand the site, I’ve been adding more guest contributors and, today, I’m announcing a LGBT column for the website.

Too Many Places: Overcoming the Paradox of Choice


“Where should I go?” is a question I frequently ask myself. Wanting to escape the oppressive summer heat of Austin in August, I’ve spent the last few months staring at a map, unable answer that very question.

How Gay Travel is Different (And Why it Matters)


In an effort to expand the site, I’ve been adding more guest contributors and, today, I’m announcing a LGBT column for the website.

Too Many Places: Overcoming the Paradox of Choice


“Where should I go?” is a question I frequently ask myself. Wanting to escape the oppressive summer heat of Austin in August, I’ve spent the last few months staring at a map, unable answer that very question.

One Month Left: A Call for Help


Dear Reader/Travel Lover/Good Soul, As Maya Angelou said, “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” You and I know the power of travel and how true that statement is.

My Guide to Eating in Austin


I’ve been living in Austin for two months now, and in that time, I’ve consumed a lot of food. After all, Austin is home to an incredible food scene — from BBQ joints to food trucks to healthy, organic outlets to (of course) Mexican restaurants.

How to Travel Easter Island on a Tight Budget


On the second Wednesday of the month, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice on solo female travel.

My Guide to Eating in Austin


I’ve been living in Austin for two months now, and in that time, I’ve consumed a lot of food. After all, Austin is home to an incredible food scene — from BBQ joints to food trucks to healthy, organic outlets to (of course) Mexican restaurants.

How to Travel Easter Island on a Tight Budget


On the second Wednesday of the month, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice on solo female travel.

One Month Left: A Plea for Help


Dear Reader/Travel Lover/Good Soul, As Maya Angelou said, “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” You and I know the power of travel and how true that statement is.

Reader Mail: Answering Your Questions!


It’s been a long, long time since I did a reader Q&A on this site and, after being inspired by a post on Wait but Why?

How Gay Travel is Different (And Why it Matters)


In an effort to expand the site, I’ve been adding more guest contributors and, today, I’m announcing a LGBT column for the website.

How to Make Kick-Ass Travel Videos


As you know, over the last few months, I’ve been putting together an online travel media school covering writing, photography, marketing, and, now as of today, video.

How to Crush it on Couchsurfing


Couchsurfing is one of the oldest sharing-economy travel websites out there. It (and sites like it, such as BeWelcome, Servas, Hospitality Club, and GlobalFreeloaders) is one of the best ways to connect with locals, get off the main tourist travel path, make new friends — and save money by getting free accommodation.

How to Make Kick-Ass Travel Videos


As you know, over the last few months, I’ve been putting together an online travel media school covering writing, photography, marketing, and, now as of today, video.

How to Crush it on Couchsurfing


Couchsurfing is one of the oldest sharing-economy travel websites out there. It (and sites like it, such as BeWelcome, Servas, Hospitality Club, and GlobalFreeloaders) is one of the best ways to connect with locals, get off the main tourist travel path, make new friends — and save money by getting free accommodation.

How Gay Travel is Different (And Why it Matters)


In an effort to expand the site, I’ve been adding more guest contributors! Today, I’m announcing the start of a LGBT column for the website.

Thoughts (and One Wish) on My Birthday


Yesterday was my birthday. I turned 35. I celebrated by having 1920s Gatsby-themed party, as I love the ’20s.

How I Earn 1 Million Frequent Flier Miles Each Year


The best way to travel when you don’t have any money is to take money out of the equation. OK, not completely.


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