Long Distance Relationship Activities: The Ultimate List

Sometimes it is difficult to find ways to have fun with your partner in a long distance relationship. The following list of long distance relationship activities from my ebook Long Distance Love: A Survival Guide for Long Distance Relationships includes a wide variety of activities for any situation, whether you have access to Skype and… More Long Distance Relationship Activities: The Ultimate List

Learning A Language Effectively At Home, For Free

Anyone can learn a language without enrolling in an expensive course or traveling to another country. I’ve taken many language classes throughout my schooling- Spanish and German to intermediate levels and Russian and Italian to beginner levels. I’ve even taken a class to learn how to teach English as a foreign language. And though I’ve… More Learning A Language Effectively At Home, For Free

Packing Toiletries for Adventure Travel: How to be Natural, Cheap, Compact, Efficient

Toiletries can get expensive. They can also be bad for you and for the environment, since almost all of the popular body care brands are made with harsh chemicals that you don’t really want to be absorbed into your skin. Over the course of my travels I’ve slowly dropped the use of different toiletries and… More Packing Toiletries for Adventure Travel: How to be Natural, Cheap, Compact, Efficient

Volunteer Life at the Concordia Eco Resort in the Virgin Islands

Recently I participated in a work exchange at the Concordia Eco Resort on St John in the US Virgin Islands. Though I didn’t stay long, I got a chance to look around the area and spent some time at the most beautiful beach I have ever seen in my life. While the volunteer work was… More Volunteer Life at the Concordia Eco Resort in the Virgin Islands

New eBook: Bucket List Festivals, The 100 Best Festivals in the World

And I’m back after a long break! I’m excited to tell you about my new eBook, Bucket List Festivals: The 100 Best Festivals in the World, which has been in the works for quite a while. Based on my popular blog post The 50 Greatest Festivals in the World, the book features 100 articles, including… More New eBook: Bucket List Festivals, The 100 Best Festivals in the World

The Au Pair Experience

This is a guest post by Andrea Hempel.  I caught the travel bug early on in life. Growing up, my parents used to load us up into the car for spontaneous road trips to the beach, out into West Texas, or sometimes just to a place close to our home in Austin, but far enough… More The Au Pair Experience

New Zealand Pro Trips

This is a guest post by Lindsay Brown. So you want to go to New Zealand? Here are a few pro tips. 1. Get a Working Holiday Visa. Get the most out of your expensive flight to NZ by having an extended stay in the country. The NZ Working Holiday Visa is for young people… More New Zealand Pro Trips

When Your Backyard Is Paradise: Living and Working in Saipan

Samuel Tanenbaum, a fun-loving traveler from Maine, tells us about his recent experience living and working on the beautiful pacific island of Saipan. How did you first become interested in going to Saipan and how did you go about looking for a job there? I saw an advertisement to work as an activities staff/lifeguard at… More When Your Backyard Is Paradise: Living and Working in Saipan

Orange Fever: Queens Day Parties in the Netherlands

Koninginnedag, or Queen’s Day, is a national holiday in the Netherlands, celebrated on April 30th, or April 29th if the 30th falls on a Sunday. The holiday was first celebrated in 1885 as Prinsessedag (Princesss Day) to honor Princess Wilhelmina on her birthday, but became Queens Day when Princess Wilhelmina became queen. The holiday jumped… More Orange Fever: Queens Day Parties in the Netherlands