City Cards: Pros & Cons

What is a City Card?   Most major cities in Europe and North America, as well as many other cities around the world, offer tourists what I will blanketly call a “City Card”. Sometimes known as a “City Pass”, “Travel Pass”, or most commonly by the name of the place …

Why I Always Lose Weight When I Travel

I’ve never been skinny by any definition. I’ve always had curves. I love outdoor activities and adventure sports and am reasonably fit, but I’m a shorty and sometimes stray over the line into the “obese” category on those BMI (Body Mass Index) charts. At some point I must have been …

Embracing the Offseason: Pros and Cons

  There are distinct seasons for travel, which vary from place to place, climate to climate, activity to activity. Most tourists flock to certain places at certain times of the year. There are a variety of reasons for this, from the weather to the ability to get time off, to …

5 Ways to Work Abroad

  By most people’s standards, I have traveled a lot. I have visited almost 70 countries on all seven continents. For quite a few of those 65+ countries, I was passing through as a tourist, spending a few days, a few weeks, sometimes only a few hours, seeing the sights, …

Packing for 6 Months in a Carry-On Suitcase

  I know it can seem like it’s nearly impossible to pack for 6 days in a carry-on suitcase, let alone 6 months, but I’m here to tell you it can be done! In the past 10 years, I’ve traveled regularly to dozens of countries around the world, often for …