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 …

5 Things I Never Travel Without

Figuring out the essentials to pack for your travels can sometimes be tricky. Different destinations, different activities you hope to participate in, and, of course, traveling in different seasons, mean packing very different items. No matter what kind of traveling I plan to do and when, however, I find there …

Free Food Bins: A Budget Traveler’s Best Friend

  Hostels are great for the budget traveler. They are usually the cheapest bed around. You can meet other travelers with similar interests who might want to share costs or rides with you. You can swap out that heavy book you just finished for one another traveler left behind. Cutting …

Credit Card Points: A Beginner’s Guide

  One of the best and easiest ways I score free (really, free!) travel is through credit card points. I’m sure you’ve all seen the advertisements credit card companies put out there: 50,000 Bonus Points!!! No Annual Fee* Many people are enticed by these amazing offers but do not have …

5 Ways to Sleep for Free

  Over the course of a long-term trip, and even most average trips, accommodation is easily the single biggest combined expense budget travelers face. Even at an inexpensive average of $30 per night, accommodation for a short three-week trip comes to $630. That right there is more than a round-trip …