Three thousand nights on the road. Thousands of hostels. Close to 100 countries. Meeting more people than I can remember. I spent ten years of roaming the world. And I did most of that alone. Some bad things happened. I got lost. I got scammed. I got injured. But I traveling the world alone was…
One of the best Japanese bucket list experiences a visitor can try is “henshin,” or the professional makeover into a Maiko or Geisha. We visited the popular studio AYA Gion in the historic Geisha District of Gion. This studio is in an authentic teahouse where Maikos once performed. Every thoughtful step of the complicated makeup…
I had accidentally booked my Fiji stay on the main island, Viti Levu, rather than venturing further out. The trick to visiting paradise is you have to get away from the mainland. The most stunning beach was a ninety-minute boat ride into the abyss from the already-remote island of Rangiroa! Pacific Island Air offers a few different day-trips to the most remote areas of Fiji. This means you can visit the most beautiful, secluded islands from the mainland in one afternoon via sea plane!
After ten years of wandering the globe Anna shares the difference between a tourist and a traveler, and the difference between saying “I need a vacation” and “I want to travel.”
Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to college. For the past half year, you’ve thoroughly edited your applications and waited, with anticipation for the response. Finally, you’ve gotten in; it was worth it.But what do you do now?
Working on the road can be tough. You feel pressure to represent your company, so it can be difficult to let your hair down. Jet lag can make it difficult to want to do anything other than sleep and you’ll probably also be touching base with your family and colleagues during your down time. Then as you depart whatever exciting land you’ve just “seen,” there’s that all too familiar tinge of regret as you buy your sad little magnet from an airport gift shop.
Everyone’s situation is different, but as someone who travels for work frequently, I’ve picked up a few tricks that might help you milk the company’s dime.
The drive up (or down) the CA-1 is particularly precious to me. The oases that freckle the 656 mile stretch up the coast are iconic in completely unique ways. Every town, every city represents a different kind of Californian something that I didn’t always appreciate.