Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Featured

The Truth About Extreme Budget Travel

The Truth About Extreme Budget Travel

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]


AK Monthly Recap: January 2016

AK Monthly Recap: January 2016

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]


Seven Quirky Travel Accessories For Your Future Home

Seven Quirky Travel Accessories For Your Future Home

The following branded content post is brought to you by Airportag. As a new brand ambassador for this company, I’m excited to introduce these new products to you! I’m sure you’ll fall in love with them as much as I have. Also, some of these links are affiliates, which, if you purchase, will earn me a small commission at no extra cost to you. One of the best things about settling... [Read more]


Make This The Year You Start Your Own Business

Make This The Year You Start Your Own Business

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]


The Ultimate Girls’ Getaway to Koh Lanta, Thailand

The Ultimate Girls’ Getaway to Koh Lanta, Thailand

“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]


Quit Fucking Around and Build Yourself a Fuck-Off Fund

Quit Fucking Around and Build Yourself a Fuck-Off Fund

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]


Scenes from England’s Lake District

Scenes from England’s Lake District

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]


How to Arrive in Bangkok

How to Arrive in Bangkok

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]


Kate’s Picks: Where to Go in 2016 Before It’s Too Late

Kate’s Picks: Where to Go in 2016 Before It’s Too Late

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]


AK Monthly Recap: December 2015

AK Monthly Recap: December 2015

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]