5 Tips for Traveling Off the Beaten Path

5 Tips for Traveling Off the Beaten Path

So, you’re wondering how to travel off the beaten path for your next trip? So am I! Every destination has its own best practices, but there are definitely a few ideas that work most places. Sometimes I arrive in a place with grand plans, which quickly get shoved...
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Photographing Pompeii, Italy – An Ancient City

Photographing Pompeii, Italy – An Ancient City

Frozen in time, Pompeii, Italy is photographically intriguing. Lauren Bishop, of the blog Global Locavore, beautifully presents her experience photographing Pompeii and shares her advice. Let’s see how she explored this fascinating place.   Why Visit Pompeii? Pompeii...
Mongolian Toilets – Cities, Steppe, Gobi Desert

Mongolian Toilets – Cities, Steppe, Gobi Desert

I love sharing stories about my month in Mongolia–  driving for days across the desolate Gobi Desert + horseback riding for a week on the vast green steppe. My friends listen patiently, + ask in a hushed voice: where did you go to the bathroom? Meanwhile,...
Fearless Travel – Part II in a Series

Fearless Travel – Part II in a Series

Read 8 more real life scariest travel moments + advice for your own fearless travel. This is Part II of a 2-part series.  Scary Travel Part I – Accommodation; flying; wilderness Scary Travel Part II – Passports; scary people; nature; anxiety disorder...
How To: Instagram Stories

How To: Instagram Stories

Although similar to Snapchat, Instagram Stories has functionality that is intuitive. The longtime complaint about Snapchat is that it is not intuitive. Stories on both platforms disappear after 24 hours, but that’s the end of the similarities. First, let’s...
San Clemente, California Food & Accommodation

San Clemente, California Food & Accommodation

A Surfer’s Hotel for Off the Beaten Path World Travelers Co-owner of Nomads Hotel, Sean Rowland, and I quickly introduced ourselves and began my hotel tour in the dorm room. Each oversized twin bunkbed has a black privacy curtain surrounding a custom-sized...
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Learn Photography. Share Travel Experiences. Getting the Photo You Want Many travelers take plenty of photos with their phone or camera. And, often they feel their photographs are not of high enough quality. No worries! Everyone should have beautiful memories...

Tours That Look Cool

I much prefer wandering around at my own pace, and typically very early in the morning and right around supper time for my photography (best light). Therefore, most multi-day tours aren’t great for me (maybe I’m just scared of ending up with people I...
Intro to Spelunking (Caving)

Intro to Spelunking (Caving)

“I can’t go climbing this weekend, since I’m going spelunking,” a new friend of mine told me one evening at the climbing gym. I immediately asked how I could go to the cave with him. He explained that I could join the grotto, or caving club....

Some Favorite Blogs

There are a number of blogs and websites I simply love for the adventure, writing style, humor, photography, and information exchange. Here are some of them, which I hope you enjoy as much as I have. If you would like to scour my massive listing of travel blogs by...

Submit Here – Travel Blogs

Submit here to have your travel blog listed! It’s free! To have your Travel Blog added, please submit using the form at the bottom of this page. I suggest using pencil and paper to list your categories, so you don’t need to scroll up and down too...

Anyone Can Travel Affordably Around the World

I’m often asked how I travel affordably for extended periods on a small budget in high school, university, and as a working professional. I bring down the cost of my travel primarily in accommodation, which can add up quickly since I prefer a private room, air...

Youth Travel During High School

Travel abroad for people in the 15-19 year old range and who have not entered college or university is often referred to as ‘youth travel’. It offers an amazing experience for a person in high school or recent graduate.   Independent Versus Group Travel...

Travel Tip Galore

Safety, Packing, Getting Off the Beaten Path… and Lots More in this Travel Tip Galore Travel Tip #1 – Safety First! Trust & Safety Among friends and family, travelers are at times considered adventurous, brave, or crazy. After much analysis of these...