The Truth About Extreme Budget Travel
Would you travel on as little as $3 a day? Or does that sound like your idea of hell?
Seven Quirky Travel Accessories For Your Future Home
A plane shower curtain, canvases highlighting your favorite destinations, and more!
Make This The Year You Start Your Own Business
The Creative Accelerator is the perfect opportunity to start a business, even if you don't know how!
The Ultimate Girls’ Getaway to Koh Lanta, Thailand
It's my favorite place in the world! Here's how you should spend time on my beloved island.
Quit Fucking Around and Build Yourself a Fuck-Off Fund
Do you have enough money saved if the shit hits the fan? Read on for more.
How to Arrive in Bangkok
There is an art to mastering the perfect arrival in Bangkok. Here are my tips!
Kate’s Picks: Where to Go in 2016 Before It’s Too Late
Where should you head in 2016? Japan because it's cheap. Little Corn because it's pristine. And more.
What does budget travel mean to you? For some of my friends, it means downgrading to a three-star hotel instead of a luxury property. For others, it’s giving up their private rooms for hostel dorms. Budget travel is unique to everyone. The broadest definition of budget travel is being financially conscious during your travels. I asked my Facebook fans a question: how low-budget would you go?... [Read more]
Last month, I said that my one and only goal was to find an apartment in New York. So did I succeed? YES! I GOT A PLACE. I saw five apartments in total and fell in love with the second one on sight. The entire process was difficult and nerve-wracking and I think I gained several gray hairs over the course of the process. But I’m so excited to move in this week! The rest of the month was very... [Read more]
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Looking back over the past decade, I’m shocked at how much the business world has changed. Just a few years ago, there was only one socially acceptable route: get a full-time job and work there as long as you can. Maybe do something creative on the side, if anything. Today? People are starting their own businesses, cobbling together creative careers that are just as legitimate as traditional... [Read more]
“What’s your favorite place?” I asked get that question at least once a day and often several times. It’s not an easy question to answer, as most travelers can attest. Our lists are long and we can’t pick one place above all. …or can we? Yes, it’s true — I actually have a favorite place in the world now. It’s a little place called Koh Lanta,... [Read more]
One of the most popular posts on this site? How I Saved $13,000 For Travel In Just Seven Months. I stand by that post. It may have been from a different point in my life, but it’s still an excellent guide on how to strip your life down to the basics in order to save a ton of money as quickly as possible. Here’s the truth: saving that way is not sustainable as a long-term life strategy.... [Read more]
If you’re a longtime reader, you might remember my stint living in Chester, northwest England. Though Chester was a tough place to live as an outsider and especially an American, I loved exploring the region, a place that so many people overlook. There was city-hopping in Manchester and Liverpool, and discovering adorable pubs in random towns all over the place. I loved the estates and manors... [Read more]
The first time I landed in Bangkok back in 2010, I did everything wrong. I was so excited, I didn’t get myself close to the schedule before I arrived. Even though I was arriving close to midnight, I slept on the final flight there. I gave my guesthouse address written in Thai to my driver, but he couldn’t find it and had to keep stopping and asking people where it was. I chose a guesthouse... [Read more]
Where are the best places to travel to in 2016? You’ll find just about every major travel website putting together their own list. Lonely Planet wants you to go to Botswana. National Geographic wants you to go to Greenland. So why should you care about this one? Well, I chose these places carefully. They’re not just places that I like. They’re not even necessarily places I visited... [Read more]
How do I even characterize a month like this? It’s hard to say. This month was spend pinging around the world, from Thailand back to the States. I had pushed myself too far and was burned out beyond belief. At the same time, I was dealing with the realization that I need to take a break from travel — a long one — for the sake of maintaining sanity. The great irony is that not traveling... [Read more]