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Is Colombia Safe to Visit?

Posted: 6/22/2019 | June 22nd, 2019 Colombia is one of the most popular countries in South America for backpackers and travelers. In 2017 (the last year there were figures), it saw over three million visitors — three times as many as there were 10 years ago! Over the past few decades, Colombia has been working […]

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The Best Tour Companies in Italy

Posted: 6/22/2019 | June 22nd, 2019 Italy is home to incredible food (give me all the gnocchi and wine), rolling green hills, cultivated vineyards, incredible lakes and mountains, a long rich history dating back thousands of years, and welcome culture. It is one of the most dynamic countries in the world and will live up […]

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Announcing My Summer Book Tour

Posted: 6/19/2019 | June 19th, 2019 Last month, I announced the release of my next book, Ten Years a Nomad: A Traveler’s Journey Home. It’s about how I became a traveler, my life as a backpacker, all the lessons I learned, and what those lessons mean for travelers. It features stories I’ve never told and […]

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The Best Travel Insurance Companies for Backpackers

Posted: 6/16/2019 | June 17th, 2019 I’m a backpacker at heart. Even after traveling the world for over a decade, I still love to travel cheap, prioritizing experiences over fancy accommodation and transportation. I still love staying at hostels, meeting locals, and sampling as many local delicacies as I can. Contrary to popular belief, being […]

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The 7 Best Travel Insurance Companies in 2019

Posted: 6/17/2019 | June 17th, 2019 Planning a trip can be a lot of fun. Researching amazing bucket list activities, daydreaming about picture-perfect beaches and epic hikes, booking the cheap flights that will take you to the world’s most amazing destinations — it’s the fun part of planning. It gives you ownership of your trip […]

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Life in Paris, Part 3: Nothing Lasts Forever

Posted: 6/12/2019 | June 12th, 2019 The end is here. After four months in Europe, I head home tomorrow. When I came to Paris earlier this year, everyone asked if it was forever. And, when I said I wasn’t sure, people would reply, “Oh, so you aren’t really moving there, huh?” — as if to […]

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The 19 Best Walking Tours in Boston

Posted: 6/10/19 | June 10th, 2019 I love Boston — and not just because I was born there. There are tons of free things to do in Boston, enough to keep any visitor thoroughly entertained. It’s also a historic city whose success (and survival) was tied to the very existence of America itself. With such […]

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How Much Does it Cost to Travel Colombia?

Posted: 6/6/19 | June 6th, 2019 A trip to Colombia wasn’t going to break the bank. I knew that much. But would it be a bargain? Only a visit there would tell me for sure. And so, earlier this year, I spent over five weeks there, varying my time between dorm rooms and cooking my […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the Eurail Global Pass

Posted: 6/2/2019 | June 2nd, 2019 One of the most convenient ways to explore Europe is with a Eurail Global Pass. For decades, the Global Pass has allowed backpackers and intrepid explorers alike to wander the continent for both short-term and long-term trips, giving them the ability to book trains on a whim. Offering access […]

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The Best Neighborhoods in Sydney: Where to Stay on Your Visit

Posted: 06/2/2019 | June 2nd, 2019 Sydney is one of the greatest cities in the world. It has amazing beaches, scenic shorelines, World Heritage sites, and top-notch dining. It’s a large city, and it’s very spread out. So what are the best neighborhoods to stay in? That depends on what you look for in a […]

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