How to Avoid Travel Scams Travel scams are pretty common. Tourists get ripped off all the time. 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 to help you out, Dear Travel Buddy, because, I mean,…
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 punch…
The Most Romantic Places I’ve Visited…Alone
Let’s look together at some of the most romantic places I’ve traveled to. Alone.
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!
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.
A Sunrise Tour of the World
Join me on a guided photo tour of the most spectacular sunrises from my trip around the world.
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…
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…
Gap Year for Grown Ups
This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click on a link, I may receive compensation at no cost to you. Did you hear Malia Obama took a gap year before college? And were you just a little bit jealous? Is your phone home screen a picture of a place you’ve never been? I know those…