What it’s like to be a Solo Female Traveler.
I have no desire to ever be a “solo female traveler” — in fact, I’ve written about my feelings here before. But sometimes I think that Zach and I are never going to end up traveling together and that we’ll never be ready at the same time and that he will go without me and […]
10 Types of Hostels You Might Stay at When Traveling
You might think you know what a hostel is, but do you really know hostels? Gone are the day of cookie cutter backpacker accommodation where you know what to expect. Nowadays there are hostels of every type for every type of traveler in every location you might want to travel to and at every price […]
Should women travel alone?
Sometimes readers send us questions and I do my best to answer! Robin wanted to know if it’s OK to travel alone if she can’t find anyone to go with her. This one seemed like it might be relevant to many of our readers so I decided to answer publicly via a blog post! […]
5 Best Meals to Have in Thailand
Thailand has some of the best food in the world. My mouth waters thinking about the epic meals I had on Khao San Road, street stalls in Chiang Mai and Pai, and endless beach stalls in the south. If you’re heading to Thailand I’m sure you’re looking forward to the authentic Thai food, it’s like […]
Five Quotes About Travel Fears
Are you scared to travel? Are you scared to leave your comfort zone and go out into the world? Are you scared to leave the country? Are you scared of scary foreign countries? I am. I have so many travel fears! I’m scared of EVERYTHING! For example: I’m afraid to travel around the world. I’m […]
Disgusting Things Backpackers Do
When you decide to backpack around the world you probably think about epic parties, the grandiose beaches, the iconic sunsets, the friends you’ll make, and the countries you’ll tick off your bucket list. You probably don’t think about the shit, the puke, the garbage, the bedbugs, the rats, and he stenches that come along with […]
Why I’ve Never Traveled Outside of the U.S.
I’ve never traveled outside of the U.S. before. In fact, I’ve really never travelled before IN the U.S. either. As our ’round the world trip approaches I sometimes stop and think, “why not?” Why have I never traveled abroad before? I am so excited to be traveling all around the world with Zach. But still, […]
Why you should go into debt to travel
Everyone wants to travel the world, but a lot of people think they can’t. One of the biggest excuses for not traveling is not having money. People think they need a huge savings account or a digital nomad job to travel. But that’s not always true. Yes, it does help if you have a massive […]
Eight of the best ways to hide money when traveling
One of my biggest travel fears is getting pickpocketed when traveling. Imagine being in a foreign country and someone stealing all your money and credit cards right off of you! I can’t even begin to imagine what I’d do if that happened to me. There are a lot of ways to safeguard yourself from getting […]
Seven Lies Backpackers Tell
Everyone lies when backpacking. Pretty much no one tells the truth 100% of the time when on the road. Whether you’re trying to impress other backpackers, one-up a fellow traveler, score with some foreign chick, or get a deal, lies are just part of the job. And the lies backpackers tell range from innocent white […]