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Big Improvements to this Site Coming Soon (Thanks for Your Feedback!)


Back in June, I released my annual reader survey – with a twist. To elicit more responses, I offered a free round-trip economy ticket.

15 Highlights from 8 Years on the Road


Three weeks ago I celebrated my eight year anniversary of being on the road. On a warm morning on July 26, 2006, I left home for a year-long trip around the world.

Win a Trip for Two to Morocco!


As many of you know, a couple of months ago I ended my long-standing partnership with G Adventures. We both were going in different directions and they were no longer a fit for this website.

7 Ways to Stay Motivated to Travel


A motivated person can achieve anything they set their mind to. But how does one stay motivated, especially to travel, when you are busy working and living life while your family and friends disparage your ideas, you’re overwhelmed planning your trip, or maybe you’re just burnt out from being on the road?

How to Find the Perfect Airbnb Apartment


I used to hate renting apartments from websites like Airbnb, Wimdu, Homeaway, or Roomorama. As a solo traveler, I preferred the social atmosphere of hostels.

Help Stop the Promotion of Unethical Tourism (Boycott TBEX!)


Every year, a travel bloggers conference called TBEX is held in North America. I’ve gone many times. This year, the conference is being held in Cancun, Mexico and, as part of the offering of pre-conference activities, they are offering dolphin encounter experiences where you can go play and swim with captive dolphins.

A Reminder to Roll with the Punches


Bonjour from Paris! Today, I start my next European group tour. For two weeks, I’ll be taking twelve readers to some of my favorite bars, restaurants, and locations around Western Europe.

A Reminder to Roll with the Punches


Bonjour from Paris! Today, I start my next European group tour. For two weeks, I’ll be taking twelve readers to some of my favorite bars, restaurants, and locations around Western Europe.

Life on the Road as a Gay Couple


One things we haven’t focused on this site is LGBT travel and, as we bring in a wider range of reader interviews, I wanted to highlight LGBT readers as I’m curious learn about their experiences traveling around the world, as many countries have harsh anti-gay laws.

Life on the Road as a Gay Couple


One things we haven’t focused on this site is LGBT travel and, as we bring in a wider range of reader interviews, I wanted to highlight LGBT readers as I’m curious to know their experience traveling around the world, as many countries have harsh anti-gay laws.

Help Stop the Promotion of Unethical Tourism (Boycott TBEX!)


Every year, a travel bloggers conference called TBEX is held in North America. I’ve gone many times. This year, the conference is being held in Cancun, Mexico and, as part of the offering of pre-conference activities, they are offering dolphin encounter experiences where you can go play and swim with captive dolphins.

22 Ways to Save Money in Paris


Uncorking a bottle of French wine on a sunny day, spreading Brie on a baguette, gazing out on the Paris skyline in front of the Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre – to me, that is the perfect day.

22 Ways to Save Money in Paris


Uncorking a bottle of French wine on a sunny day, spreading brie on a baguette, gazing out on the Paris skyline in front of the Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre – to me that is the perfect day.

How Emily Taught English to Fund Her RTW Adventure


There are a lot of ways to fund your travels – we’ve met readers who’ve taken odd jobs, worked on yachts, volunteered, saved for their trip, and more.

A Prohibition Bar Crawl Through NYC


Warning: This post is not a budget-friendly post, but it will make you thirsty! I love the 1920s – a lot.

Help End Unethical Tourism (Boycott TBEX!)


Every year, a travel bloggers conference called TBEX is held in North America. I’ve gone many times. This year, the conference is being held in Cancun, Mexico and, as part of the offering of pre-conference activities, they are offering dolphin encounter experiences where you can go play and swim with captive dolphins.

How to Hack a Free Trip Around the World: 2014 Edition


Travel hacking is a constantly changing world – tips, tricks, and advice that worked even a few months ago can suddenly be obsolete.

How to Hack a Free Trip Around the World: 2014 Edition


Travel hacking is a constantly changing world – tips, tricks, and advice that worked even a months ago can suddenly be obsolete.

Historical Walking Tours of New York City: The Good, Bad, and Amazing!


New York City has many walking tour companies—from free tours to food tours to neighborhood tours to expensive private walking tours.

A Prohibition Bar Crawl Through NYC


Warning: This post is not a budget-friendly post, but it will make you thirsty! I love the 1920s – a lot.


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