Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Ask Kate: How Do I Get Over Heartbreak While Traveling?

Has heartbreak ever impacted your travels?  This week’s question has an unorthodox answer. Hi Kate, I’ve recently started my around the world trip and had to end my relationship to come out here (my boyfriend was very supportive but we both decided that long term just isn’t for us). However now I’m out here I […]

Ask Kate: How Do You Get By Without Speaking English?

When you’re a native English speaker, the world is your oyster.  But what happens when people can’t speak your language? Hi Kate, Seeing that you’ve been to so many places, and obviously don’t know every language how comfortable are you traveling to these places? Do you just learn some of the necessary phrases and words? […]

Ask Kate: What’s the Best Way to Travel Around Europe?

With trains, planes, and buses, what’s the best way to travel around Europe?  This week’s Ask Kate examines different forms of public transportation. Hi Kate, I have a couple of questions that no one seems to be able to answer me properly that are doing my head in in the lead up to my European […]

Ask Kate: What Is Sex Like on the Backpacker Trail?

This week’s question is about one of my favorite topics: sex on the road! Hi Kate, I’m a HUGE fan of your blog. I’m planning to travel the world and I’ve been reading various blogs to get ideas and to figure out where to start and how to set things up/etc. I’m not sure who to […]

Ask Kate: Should I Give Up My Great Life To Travel?

What happens if you’ve always planned to travel — but you end up with a great life at home that you don’t want to leave?  And what if the clock is ticking on your ability to do so? Hi Kate, A friend of mine has asked me to go and work and live in Australia […]

Ask Kate: Is 18 Too Young To Travel Long-Term?

At 18, you’re a legal adult.  But does that mean you’re old enough to travel the world on your own for a few months or longer?  This might seem outrageous to my American readers — but in other countries, Australia in particular, it’s not uncommon for 18-year-olds to backpack long-term.  This week’s question examines age […]

Ask Kate: How Far Should I Plan Ahead?

This week’s question is about planning.  Just how far should you plan ahead when you travel? Hi Kate! I’ve been thinking of taking some time off my job to backpack across Europe & Asia for several months. I came across your blog while doing some research, and it has been so inspiring! Really confirms that […]

Ask Kate: Should I Get An International Phone Plan?

  This week’s question is one that I get asked quite often.  If you bring your phone on your travels, how do you make calls abroad? I was wondering what cell phone and carrier you use? I have a centro and I’m with sprint but have never used my phone outside the USA. I’m going […]

Ask Kate: Where Do I Go When I Haven’t Been Anywhere?

I usually try to answer general travel questions in Ask Kate and not get too specific to one person, but this particular question was so fitting for first-time solo travelers that I thought it would be a great addition. Hope you enjoy! Hi Kate, My fiance works many holidays and was on midnights for the […]

Ask Kate: How Do I Handle My Money While Traveling?

This week’s question is about how to handle money — and are traveler’s checks worth it? I am going to Abu Dhabi for a 10 day trip in the spring — how should I handle my money? Do I need to get travelers checks? Can I use my debit and credit cards instead? The single […]