Welcome to travelFREAK! Let’s Get Started.

Welcome to travelFREAK! Let's Get Started...

I'm Jeremy, and since 2010 I've been traveling the world and helping people like you make their dreams of travel come true.

If you aspire to do more with your life then you're in the right place! Life is for the living, and I believe in making the most of every moment.

If you're interested, you can learn a little more about me, check out some of my favorite travel gear, or visit this page of all the websites I use whenever I'm booking travel.

Otherwise, check out some of my crazy travel stories or get started planning your own adventure using the links below.

Most Popular Articles

30 Things to Do Before You're 30

30 Things to Do in 30 Countries Before You're 30

I let my 30th birthday slip by pretty quietly. It’s been one hell of a journey thus far, and turning 30 seemed like the last thing I needed to be celebrating. After […]

Turning Down My Dream Job to Travel the World

Turning Down My Dream Job to Travel the World

I blinked myself out of a hazy snooze and squinted at my vibrating phone. It was the call I had been waiting for, but secretly dreading. I had applied for […]

Travel With No Money: Why You Should Travel and Go Completely Broke

Why You Should Travel and Go Completely Broke

There were times when I was forced to travel with no money. Through these experiences, and through the hardship of learning how to get by and how to make something […]

Adventure Travel

Hanging out of a helicopter over Santa Barbara's Channel Islands

A Doors-Off Helicopter Ride Over Santa Barbara’s Channel Islands

“Are you taking the ferry or a helicopter?” I glared at Conor with a disdained smirk. “What do you think?” I prodded back slyly. The answer should have been so […]

Adventure Activities in Asheville, NC: Looking Glass Falls

Asheville, North Carolina: Outdoor Adventure Mecca of the United States

Fourteen years ago, when I was looking at colleges, a small school by the name of Warren Wilson caught my eye. With a student body of just 800 people, it […]

Petra jump shot!

Breaking the Rules in Petra, Jordan: Free Climbing to the Top of the Monastery

“Get down!” the local Bedouin man shouted. “Not allowed!” An awkward-looking twenty-something with blonde dreadlocks and a peach-fuzz beard peeked his head over the edge of the cliff and then […]

Hiking 15,407ft in a Hailstorm to the Top of the Pichincha Volcano in Ecuador

Hiking 15,407ft in a Hailstorm to the Top of the Pichincha Volcano in Ecuador

A hike up Rucu Peak of the Pichincha Volcano in Ecuador is often a treacherous adventure. Despite being just outside the capital city of Quito, weather doesn't always cooperate at […]

Tiger Leaping Gorge: Trekking Through the Mountains of Southwestern China

Tiger Leaping Gorge: Trekking Through the Mountains of Southwestern China

The magnificent Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) lies in the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan on the Jinsha River. Yunnan is diverse, the southern region being more tropical and akin to […]

NAKED Bungee Jumping in Queenstown, New Zealand

Naked Bungee Jumping in Queenstown, New Zealand [PHOTOS]

Stepping onto the ledge, looking down beyond my naked body, a yellow raft eagerly awaited my descent. 43 meters below, the Kawarau River glared back at me, seemingly taunting my […]

Travel Tips & Trip Planning

6 Booking Sites You Could Be Using Instead of Airbnb

13 Airbnb Competitors and Sites Like Airbnb

When searching for sites like Airbnb, it’s hard to know which sites to trust. These thirteen Airbnb competitors will help you find the perfect home rental on your next trip […]

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 to […]

How to Travel the World with Carry-On Luggage Only

How to Travel the World with Carry-On Luggage Only

Take a look around your house real quick. Seriously, go look. Look at all your stuff. It’s okay, I’ll wait. How does all your STUFF make you feel? Individual items might […]

50 Lessons I’ve Learned After 5 Years of Traveling

The 50 Best Travel Tips I’ve Learned After 5 Years of Traveling

This week marks the fifth year of my travels. 60 months. 261 weeks. 1,826 days. It feels like a lifetime ago since I bought that one way ticket to Australia, […]

11 Tips to Make Planning Your Travels a Million Times Easier

11 Tips to Make Planning Your Travels a Million Times Easier

The scariest part of anybody’s travel is the planning stage. It can also be the most exciting, but oftentimes just thinking about everything that needs to be done before a […]

How to Backup Your Data While Traveling

How to Backup Your Data While Traveling

When you travel with a laptop, backing up your data is of utmost importance. Hard drives are prone to crash unexpectedly, which means you're just one wrong turn from a […]

Traveling & Money

How Send Money Internationally and Pay Bills Abroad for Just 1%

TransferWise Review: Send Money Internationally and Pay Bills Abroad for Just 1%

International money transfers are impossibly expensive. In this TransferWise review, I'm showing you why it's the best option for sending and receiving money all over the world (note: it's better […]

How to Save Up Money for Travel: You Don't Need to Stop Drinking $5 Lattes

How to Save Up Money for Travel: You Don't Need to Stop Drinking $5 Lattes

I'm not going to tell you how to save up as much money for travel as you can in the fastest time possible. If you follow this guide, you’ll be […]

Money Management for Expats: 7 Tips For Handling Your Finances Abroad

Money Management for Expats: 7 Tips For Handling Your Finances Abroad

So, you're moving to a new country? That's great news! I've been an expat in three different countries now and, after three and a half years of travel, I've learned […]

Working Abroad

How to Start a Travel Blog

How to Start a Travel Blog: The 7-Step Blueprint to Success

Want to learn how to start a travel blog? I've been blogging for eight years and have learned a thing or two along the way. Learn how to get started […]

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 […]

Teaching English in China: The Cutest Kids You've Ever Seen, and How They Changed My Life Forever

Teaching English in China: The Cutest Kids You've Ever Seen, and How They Changed My Life Forever

I didn't have a clue what I was getting myself into… People often ask how I decide where to go, and I usually stumble with my response, as I don't […]

How to Live a Location Independent Lifestyle

How to Live a Location Independent Lifestyle

It's not like I was trying to live a location independent lifestyle. It just sort of happened, and I certainly wasn't expecting it. I left my home city of Boston, […]

How Traveling the World Has Bettered My Career: The Story of a Professional Cocktail Bartender

Traveling the World Bettered My Career: The Story of a Traveling Cocktail Bartender

I don't often discuss my “other” job on this website. For all intents and purposes of my blog, I'm a traveler and a writer. But, of course, we are not […]

Making cocktails at a nightclub in Brisbane, Australia

How to Get a Bartending Job Anywhere in the World

14 months and six jobs later, I think I've figured out how this whole work-while-you-travel thing is supposed to pan out. I've been moving around, jumping countries and working in […]

THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO TRAVEL THE WORLD

A curated list of more than 50 tools and resources that will help you travel the world on your own terms.