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The Best Mirrorless Cameras for Travel Photography

The Best Mirrorless Cameras for Travel: Exceptional Options for Every Budget

Mirrorless cameras are becoming the new gold standard in digital photography, and especially in travel photography. Whether you’re a pro photographer, a budding amateur, or someone who’s hoping to capture […]

The mountainous savanna of Viñales

Can I Travel to Cuba? Here’s What You Need to Know If You’re American

The wheels of my plane lift off the ground, my stomach drops into my shoes, and through the window, I watch Los Angeles International Airport drop away. I’m off. My […]

Planes landing on Maho Beach is an adventure in itself!

A Beginner’s Guide to Adventure Travel in the Eastern Caribbean

I recently took a cruise through the Eastern Caribbean—and because I’m all about adventure, I chose a few high-octane offshore experiences to keep me busy. (Cruises aren’t just for relaxation, […]

The Science of Why (and How) Travel Makes You a Better Person

The Science of Why (and How) Travel Makes You a Better Person

Maybe you’ve seen all the feel-good aphorisms about how travel improves your life for the better. Maybe your own experiences confirm it. And maybe you’ve come home from a trip […]

Riding on the Mekong Delta

Experiences Are Better Than Things: How to Give the Gift of Travel

Do you remember the time you bought your first computer? No? OK – how about your phone? Still no? Isn’t it curious how the modern world is so obsessed with […]

What Happens When a World Traveler Goes Cruising?

As a world traveler and first-time cruiser, I had no idea what lay ahead of me. Cruises had long intrigued me and I thought they might be an interesting way […]

He Saved $34,000 in 10 Months by Working Abroad—Now He Travels the World as a Videographer

I first met Garrett Galvan almost three years ago, before he had started any part of this journey. He was brand new to the blogging/vlogging world and was looking for a […]

A pirate ship at St. Maarten

The Ultimate ‘Pick-Your-Own Adventure’ Vacation: 4 Ways to Do an Eastern Caribbean Cruise

I didn’t know what to expect from my first cruise experience. I knew this Eastern Caribbean cruise would draw different types of people from all over the country, but I […]

El Capitan!

Everything I Did Wrong on My First Cruise (and Even a Couple Things I Did Right)

Getting practical cruise advice is tough—it’s hard to know what to expect from a cruise unless you’ve already been on one. These first time cruise tips are everything you need […]

Work and Travel Australia

Work and Travel in Australia: How to Get a Working/Holiday Visa

The easiest place to work and travel is in Australia. It’s easy to apply for and it’s one of the most flexible programs that’s available to people under the age of […]

Work and Travel: See the World, Save Money, and Never Stop Traveling

How to See the World, Save Money as You Go, and Never Stop Traveling

In 2010, with very little forethought or planning, I quit my “real” job and decided to go travel the world. It’s a story that’s been told thousands of times before—by […]

Palm Trees in Puerto Rico

Why This Adventure-Seeker Is Going on a Cruise

These are the last words I ever thought I’d be writing on this blog: I’m going on a cruise. For years I’ve been backpacking the world, traveling carry-on only, living […]

How to Legally Reduce Your Taxes to ZERO as an American Expat

How to Legally Reduce Your Taxes to ZERO as an American Expat

For those Americans who spend a large majority of the time out of the country—traveling, working or both—taxes can become a real issue. If you’re spending a good portion of the […]

Jeremy in Iceland

Living with Lyme: My Highly Visible Life With an Invisible Disease

I’ve waited 517 days to say these words. I have Lyme Disease. It’s been hell. But the fog is beginning to clear. This is what happens when an active man […]

Someone JUST Ripped Off My Credit Card for $490.52 and It's Entirely My Own Fault

Don’t Get Hacked Abroad: 6 Horrific Stories of Internet Fraud & Identity Theft

Four days ago I received $490.52 in fraudulent charges on my credit card. And it’s entirely my own fault! This is a story of what I SHOULD have done, plus […]

How to Save Money on Flights

Stop Overpaying for Flights: A Simple Hack for Getting Money Back

Hands up if you actually pay attention when a company offers a price match deal, and says they’ll meet or beat the price offered by their competitors. A second show […]