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How to Travel Uganda on a Budget

Posted: 9/21/2020 | September 21st, 2020 Today’s guest post is from Alicia Erickson. She’s a travel writer who splits her time primarily between East and Southern Africa, India, and Seattle. She’s writing about how to save money in Uganda, a country I have longed to visit but still haven’t gotten around to doing. Enter Alicia, who will give us tips...

Philanthropy & Travel: How One Business Is Giving Back w/FLYTE

Posted: 9/15/2020 | September 15th, 2020 This year, FLYTE, our nonprofit, celebrates its five-year anniversary! We launched it in the summer of 2015 with nothing more than a desire to help kids see the world, discover a love of travel, and learn the practical applications of their education. In the past half-decade, we’ve sent 70 students to five...

My Favorite Gear for Travelers

Posted: 9/10/20 | September 10th, 2020 What do you take on your trip? What do you need? As long time readers know, I’m a fan of packing light. I don’t think you really need much when you travel. As a backpacker, I want to make sure everything I own fits into one bag. I often think people bring too much stuff when they travel. I went to Costa Rica...

A Love Letter to Maine

Posted: 9/8/2020 | September 8th, 2020 Tucked away up in the northeast corner of the United States, Maine evokes images of endless shorelines, wild forests, Stephen King, iconic lighthouses, and lots and lots of lobster dinners. Despite growing up only 90 minutes from the state, I only visited once in my life. I was in college and my friend George...

How to Plan a Successful RV Trip

Posted: 8/27/20 | August 27th, 2020 Since international travel on pause, people have turned to exploring their own backyards. From the U.S. to Canada to England, Europe, and New Zealand, people are getting in cars, campervans, and RVs and heading out on road trips. After all, it allows you to social distance while still getting outside! Today, I’ve...

The Life of a Travel Writer with David Farley

Updated: 8/24/20 | August 24th, 2020 When I started in the travel industry, one writer came up often in conversation: David Farley. He was a rock-star writer who taught at NYU and Columbia, wrote for AFAR, National Geographic, the New York Times, and many other publications. I always wondered who this guy was. He was almost mythical. He was never at...

The 22 Best Things to See and Do in Bangkok

Posted: 8/17/20 | August 17th, 2020 Bangkok. It’s one of my favorite cities in the world. It’s a vibrant, chaotic, international, funhouse. A city 600 square miles and with a population of over 8 million, you could spend months here and you’d still only scratch the surface. I’ve visited the city more times than I can count. I even lived there for...

Why Don’t More Black American Women Travel Solo?

Posted: 8/13/2020 | August 13th, 2020 Today, we have a guest post from Senitra Horbrook. She’s a frequent solo traveler who uses miles and points to experience champagne travel on a budget. She has been to six continents and is working on her next goal of visiting 100 countries. In this post, she’s going to talk about Black American women and solo...

How to Spend 48 Hours in Oslo

Updated: 8/10/20 | August 10th, 2020 Most budget travelers skip Norway because it’s an expensive country to visit. The capital, Oslo, is consistently ranked as one of the most expensive cities in the world owing to its high taxes, strong currency, and high percentage of imported goods. Understandably, traveling here on a budget here is tricky. Yet...

How to Road Trip Around Oahu

Posted: 8/3/20 | August 3rd, 2020I didn’t know much about Oahu before I visited. Everyone told me it was worth it for Pearl Harbor but to spend the rest of my time elsewhere in Hawaii. Maui and Kauai were where the action was, they said.But Oahu was home to Honolulu’s international airport from which I was catching an onward flight to Taiwan. Since...

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