10 Tips for Budget Travel in South Africa

This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click on a link I may receive a small commission at no cost to you. Thanks! South Africa Budget Travel Guide   Did you know South Africa was awarded Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel: Top Ten Countries to Visit in 2018? I beat them to the…

7 Books to Read If You Already Miss Wakanda

This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click a link I may receive a commission at no cost to you. Thanks 🙂 You just saw Black Panther, and you wish you could actually travel to Wakanda. These novels, children’s books and essays all set in Africa will take you away. 7 Books to…

Turn Your Tinder Date into a Tour Guide

My first Tinder date ever was in Hoi An, Vietnam with a dude from Berlin. This guy’s plan was BRILLIANT! And I promptly stole his idea. I call it the Tinder Tour.

Now, when I get somewhere new I log on and I get myself a free tour guid. Really. I recommend it.

Wanderlust in Bloom

It’s February and I’m in Delaware. Everything is gray. So I started looking through my pictures of the Good Old Days when I chased summer around the globe and beautiful colors were everywhere. My flower pics cheered me up. I hope they can give you a little boost too!

Travel Scams I Fell For

This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click on a link, I may receive compensation at no cost to you. Thanks! Tourists get ripped off. Travel long enough and you’ll find yourself the intended victim of at least one of these travel scams that I fell for strictly for the purposes of research…

Goal Setting to Help You Travel More

Okay. The new year is in full swing. You’ve set your intentions on self care. Maybe you’ve given yourself the specific goal of incorporating travel into your year’s plans. Now let’s get serious about making your 2017 more travelicious.

Making Friends Around the World

One of my gap year goals was to be invited by strangers to a family event. Holiday. Wedding. Pet birthday party. Didn’t matter. Look back with me at my 2016 fail that I really want to turn into a 2017 win.

How Do Solo Travelers Get Such Good Pictures?

Yes, we travel to explore other cultures and to intelligently answer life’s pressing questions, like “Who has the best coffee — Costa Rica or Indonesia?” (The question is moot; the winner is Vietnam.) But we also travel to see the jaw-dropping beauty that’s everywhere…except Manila. And one of the benefits of being a post-2008 traveler is that we have…

Why Portugal Will Be Your Favorite Travel Destination

This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click a link I may receive a commission at no cost to you. All opinions are my own. I had the privilege of taking a  grown up gap year to travel. Yes, I’m Team Quit Your Job. I visited 12 countries over 12 months from France to…

25 Perfect Gifts for Travelers

(I need serious WordPress help. I can’t get my embed code to work; it’s converting to hyperlinks. I’ll keep working on getting my Maven boards to show up here on my blog, but I’ll have to leave it like this until I get some help. BTW, if you know what I’m doing wrong…HELP!) Gifts for…