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travelFREAK is an acclaimed adventure travel blog, sharing impactful stories and beautiful photographs from all around the world.

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travelFREAK is an acclaimed adventure travel blog, sharing impactful stories and beautiful photographs from all around the world.

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English Teacher Salary: 10 Places You’ll Make Bank Teaching English Around the World

10 Places You’ll Make Bank Teaching English Around the World

Is English your forte? Whether it be by native tongue or your dedication to watching cartoons in English your entire life, you just might be able to turn it into […]

Historic Route 101

5 Rules of a Successful Road Trip: California’s Pacific Coast Highway [PART 2]

Five rules to live by for a successful road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway in California!

A Driving Tour of 8 Washington, D.C. Monuments (and What They All Mean)

A Driving Tour of 8 Lesser-Known D.C. Monuments (and What They All Mean)

Have you ever taken photos of impressive statues, only to later realize you don’t know who they’re of—or why they’re there? This is my relationship with far too many monuments […]

12 Countries With the World's Worst WiFi

12 Countries with the World’s Sh*ttiest Internet + Win a Free Mobile WiFi Hotspot!

Have you ever had the internet die on you at a critical moment? I have—more times than I’d like to count. One such story involves Germany…and a girl. A girl […]

Hiking in the Mountains of Southwestern China

Is Travel Insurance Worth It?

  When I first started traveling, I was at odds with myself. I would always ask myself the same question: “Is travel insurance really worth it? I mean, nothing is going […]

It's In Your DNA: Why Americans Were Born To Travel

It’s In Your DNA: Why Americans Were Born To Travel

  I open my DNA report—and blink. I’m a what? When 23andMe, the DNA testing people, offered to help me investigate my ancestral roots and find out where in the […]

THE TOOLS AND RESOURCES YOU NEED TO TRAVEL THE WORLD

A curated list of more than 50 tools and resources that I use when booking travel—from booking sites to travel insurance to finding jobs abroad.

“Once in a while it hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.”
–Alan Keightley