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

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

Going All Out in Cyprus

This is a guest post by Frances Atkins. Your first thought for travel after college may be getting as far from home as possible to test your boundaries and escape your comfort zone. I’d recommend you spread your wings and head to the Mediterranean island of Cyprus if you want to go somewhere a bit… More Going All Out in Cyprus

Messages From Deep Space Camp: An Employees Space Camp Job Review

If you have been looking through seasonal job sites and have any interest in being a camp counselor, youve likely come across some Come Work At Space Camp! ads and job listings. As with most seasonal jobs, it is hard to find a lot of good insider information to help you know what to expect… More Messages From Deep Space Camp: An Employees Space Camp Job Review

The Best Resources for Cheap, Free, and Paid Travel (Part 2)

Welcome to Escape Normal! If you came here looking for ways to travel for free, you have reached the right place.From volunteer trips to vacations to short term jobs abroad, this list covers the spectrum of affordable and paid travel opportunities. Pair it with??my eBook, How to Become the Jack of All Travel: A Beginners… More The Best Resources for Cheap, Free, and Paid Travel (Part 2)

New eBook: How to Become the Jack of All Travel: A Beginners Guide to Traveling the World for Free

I’m excited to announce that my new eBook is finally finished, published, and ready for your reading pleasure! I wrote How to Become the Jack of All Travel: A Beginners Guide to Traveling the World for Free so that all of the information I have about traveling for free would be in one neat little… More New eBook: How to Become the Jack of All Travel: A Beginners Guide to Traveling the World for Free