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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.
Otherwise, check out some of my crazy travel stories or get started planning your own adventure using the links below.
Most Popular Articles
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]