Living a long-term nomadic lifestyle is often over-glamorized and misrepresented. It can be a great thing for people who save up before taking the leap, but it can also be very stressful and lonely. Not many people talk about the downsides of this lifestyle, so I am going to be brave and share my honest…
10 (Honest) Lessons from 10 Years of Traveling Solo
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…
How to do a Geisha and Maiko Makeover in Kyoto Japan
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…
How to Discover Fiji Beyond Viti Levu with Pacific Island Air Seaplanes
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!
Differences Between a Traveler and a Tourist
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.”
Should you take a gap year?
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?
How to Make the Most Out of Business Travel
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.