7 Ways to Stop Wasting Travel Time on your Phone and Be More Present

Like. Comment. Share. We’re inundated with notifications and virtual interactions around the clock — and ‘round the globe, too. A heavy emphasis is placed on capturing memories, but what if that very focus is detracting from the actual act of creating them? Without proper engagement in the present, our memories cease to embody the true […]

8 Tips for Surviving a European Road Trip with Your Dog

Bare feet on the dash, hair whipping around your face, and singing along to the B-52’s Love Shack at the top of your lungs. Nothing beats a summertime road trip. But there is something that would make your liberating escape even better, and that’s being able to look up and see your dog’s happy, panting […]

14 of the Worst People on Airplanes (and How to Deal With Them)

“For the love of god, Linda, if you don’t sit your butt down until we taxi to the gate I’m going to lose my damn mind.” — me internally, on at least 12 separate occasions. Trade out Linda for any name you’d like; this type of passenger is notorious for standing when they shouldn’t and […]

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Traveling By Campervan

Van life has transitioned from cult movement to mainstream travel mania. Travelers are converting vans to traverse the Outback while European families bump slowly along coastal roads during their summer holidays. The appeal is obvious: waking up in the middle of a pristine natural setting— but with a bed, a kitchen and a bathroom all […]

A Backpacker’s Guide to Finding the Perfect Hostel

“What if we filled this 2-person hotel room with 16 more beds and charged people a little bit less to stay here?” – some genius. Hostels are many things to many people. To the backpacker set, they’re a godsend: a way to travel the world on limited funds and meet some like-minded folks along the […]

Working on Superyachts: Our Guide to Getting Paid and Traveling the World

Throughout my ten years as a superyacht stewardess, people have been intrigued by the job and what they imagine it entails. Admittedly, I have worked for celebrities and visited places I doubt I would’ve seen if it weren’t for the job. However, being repeatedly woken by the steward’s buzzer and requests to “make the engines less noisy” is infuriating, even […]

11 Ways to Stay Safe As A Solo Female Traveler (Without Sacrificing Experience)

Let’s get something straight: bad things can happen anywhere in the world, both right at home and a thousand miles away. The road is no exception, whether you’re in a beachside 5-star resort or a cramped bus bumping through the misty Ecuadorian Andes. But that’s no reason to back down. I’ll never accept the notion […]

Live, Work, & Thrive: 11 Perfect Cities for Digital Nomads

Planes, trains, hammocks, and the middle of nowhere: we’ll work anywhere that works for us. The life of a digital nomad is certainly free spirited, but there are a lot of factors to consider when deciding where to be a nomad. Towering mountains and white sand beaches certainly are an influence, but the cost of […]

What Instagram Doesn’t Tell You About Vanlife

Spend a few hours swooning over images of #vanlife on Instagram, and you’ll be forgiven for thinking that life on the road is all about jaw-dropping camping spots, breathtaking sunsets, and luxurious camper vans that eerily resemble the Royal Penthouse Suite at the King George V Hotel in Paris. That’s right, folks. Instagram has a […]

A Backpacker’s Guide to Traveling Africa Overland

Africa is big. Seriously big. Like, imagine how big Africa is in your head. Wrong. It’s even bigger. This was a fact that I didn’t entirely grasp when I made the decision to travel overland (i.e. on roads) up the east coast of this huge landmass. Point A was Cape Town, South Africa. Point B […]

10 Ways to Travel the World for (Nearly) Free

5-star resorts, private shuttles, and business class have conditioned us to think that travel is always going to break the bank. There’s a space for budget travelers (folks who like to travel on the cheap), but have you ever pondered how to kick it up a notch and really save money, perhaps by spending hardly […]

7 Activities for the Backpacking Adrenaline Junkie

I’m far from hardcore, but I generally enjoy the feeling of a racing heart and clammy hands. Adrenaline is Mother Nature’s drug, served up for free when you place yourself in the right situation. Never do I feel more alive than when I’m going fast, falling from a height, or using mum’s good fabric scissors […]