5 Reasons Why Taking a Group Tour Is the Best Intro to Traveling

5 Reasons Why Taking a Group Tour Is the Best Intro to Traveling

I remember like it was yesterday. My first big trip abroad was a Europe trip in 2008 and it was life-changing. Taking on the streets of Barcelona for the night and returning at breakfast time, finishing my first full stein of radler in Munich and swerving around...
How I Started Traveling—Three Jobs, Two Years, One Dream

How I Started Traveling—Three Jobs, Two Years, One Dream

Click, Click… Confirmed. Holy sh*t… I just bought a one-way ticket to a continent I’ve never been to. Alone… What have I done?! Is this real? Am I really moving to Thailand? Did I just make the stupidest mistake of my life? Am I ready...
All The Travel Gear I Use and Love

All The Travel Gear I Use and Love

What camera do you use? How did you get this picture? I love that bag! What is it? What do you travel with? These are common questions veteran travelers get, I’ve been getting asked these questions and more for over six years now! Nobody wants to go abroad with...
Teaching English Abroad… and The Most Embarrassing Experience Ever

Teaching English Abroad… and The Most Embarrassing Experience Ever

I took my seat on stage with about ten other teachers, traditional Thai music playing in the background, and about 1,000 pairs of eyes glued to me. One second later the entire room erupted in gasps and screams. Students held their hands to their mouth, teachers...
9 Things Travelers Are Sick of Hearing from Travel Trolls

9 Things Travelers Are Sick of Hearing from Travel Trolls

Millennials travel. A lot. It’s essentially the hottest thing to do, and if you don’t do it, you’re kinda not cool. (only half joking…) However, there’s also this set of millennials who are bitter AF about travel. They think it’s stupid and unattainable because...
Hi, I’m a Traveler and I Hate Flying

Hi, I’m a Traveler and I Hate Flying

An oxymoron, for sure, but it’s true. I freaking hate flying. I hate it, I hate it, and I wish I never had to take a flight eveerrrr again. *insert extreme pouty face and foot stomping the floor* There’s just one problem… I’m addicting to...
Near Death by Cucumber: Getting Sick Abroad F*$#&@% Sucks

Near Death by Cucumber: Getting Sick Abroad F*$#&@% Sucks

Nobody thinks of a cucumber as a killer, but I guess I underestimated the power it might have over someone when contaminated with some nasty and horrible bacteria. While the title might be a slight exaggeration as I don’t think my life was actually at risk, the...