WWOOFing: A Beginner’s Guide

  “Voluntourism” is a combination of “volunteer” and “tourism”. It basically means volunteering in countries you visit and has become a fast-growing trend in travel recently. A really cool sector of voluntourism that I am familiar with is WWOOFing. If you are looking for a different travel experience that allows …

Making the Most of Included Breakfasts

  When I’m looking for a place to stay while traveling, having breakfast included is not a must-have on my list of criteria. I’m happy to pick up a yogurt or croissant and a coffee for $2 at the gas station to start my day – not a big cost. …

Why I Hate Cruises & the Exceptions

  Most of the reasons a lot of people love cruises are the very reasons why I, as a solo, introverted, budget traveler, hate them! This is not an all-inclusive, adamant, burning hatred, but more of a general aversion to the sensibility and method of travel that most standard cruises …

5 Benefits of House Sitting

  House sitting is a cool exchange opportunity that has come on my radar in recent years and quickly become my go-to starting point for travel planning. I’m somewhat of a modern nomad. Since graduating high school fifteen years ago, the longest I’ve lived in one place is a year …

5 Best Countries to Camp for Free

  “Free camping” or “wild camping” is a great way to explore a new country. This basically entails setting up your tent or unrolling your sleeping bag wherever you want, not in a designated campground. Of course, you won’t have any services that campgrounds offer, from toilets and showers to …