Saturday, November 1st, 2014

I’m Going To Miss Things.

Image: Werner Kunz I leave for Asia three weeks from today.  I’m incredibly excited, freaked out about earning enough money on the road, and overwhelmed at the things I still need to do! Being away from October through May is quite a long time — much longer than my four-month semester in Florence.  And while [...]

Contest: Win A £3,000 Ticket From HostelBookers!

There are tons of travel contests online every day. This is one of the best ones I’ve seen in a LONG time. HostelBookers is giving away quite the prize to one of the takers of their 2010 HostelBookers Travel Survey.  All you have to do is take a survey about your travel style and preferences. [...]

Should Solo Women Travelers Pretend to be Married?

There are hundreds upon hundreds of guides for women’s travel safety abroad, and many of them have conflicting advice. One of the more controversial rules surrounding solo women travelers is whether or not they should pretend to be married or wear a fake wedding ring. Some women interpret this advice by announcing that they’re married [...]

Travelers’ Night In — Historical Treasures!

On this week’s round of Travelers’ Night In, the interactive Twitter discussion for avid travelers and travel lovers, the theme was historical treasures!  As always, ten questions were asked, people responded while tagging their tweets #TNI, and learned quite a bit about some new destinations! Here are this week’s questions: Q1. Best historical tour you have taken [...]

Review: The Pre-Travel Guide by As We Travel

I was delighted when Nathan and Sofia of As We Travel invited me to review their first ebook, The Pre-Travel Guide.  As We Travel is a favorite blog of mine — between the quality of their writing and the breadth of their knowledge, I knew they’d put together a great ebook! Nathan and Sofia began [...]

Travel Blogs: Best of the Week (September 12-18, 2010)

Image: churl As always, you can subscribe to my Travel Blogs Bundle on Google Reader.  We’re closing in on 80! Here are some of my favorite travel blog posts from the past week: Sarajevo, Mostar, and the Legacy of the Bosnian War: Why is it that this war seems to be forgotten by so many people?  Andy [...]

My Next Adventure: The Asia Jaunt

I’ve been planning it for months.  I’ve been alluding to it and dropping more and more hints. I’ve told my family, my friends, and several of my favorite travel bloggers.  Now, it’s time to tell the world! Later this fall, I leave for seven months in Southeast Asia. Image: WarzauWynn How It Began If you [...]

Travelers’ Night In — Wonders of the World!

On this week’s round of Travelers’ Night In, the interactive Twitter discussion for avid travelers and travel lovers, the theme was wonders of the world!  As always, ten questions were asked, people responded while tagging their tweets #TNI, and learned quite a bit about some incredible world wonders! Here are this week’s questions: Q1. Which world wonders [...]

Beautiful Goa, India

Image: Spo0nman Image: sanjibm Beautiful Goa, the smallest state in India, has been on my bucket list for quite some time.  The southern Indian destination has a unique, Portuguese-influenced culture, and is home to beautiful beaches, epic raves, and a friendly backpackers’ scene. With India being such a culturally rich and increasingly accessible destination, it’s [...]

Guest Post: When A Travel Blogger Is Stuck At Home

This guest post was written by Amanda of A Dangerous Business. Dear Fellow Travel Bloggers, I have a confession to make to all of you out there planning or already in the middle of your shiny travel adventures: You all make me feel like a loser. Unlike some of you, I am not selling my [...]