An Ode To My Mom On Her Birthday

An Ode To My Mom On Her Birthday

Happy birthday, Mom! In my quest to be more personal on my blog — and to show a very important person in my life appreciation — I’m writing a post dedicated to my mother on her birthday. It’s funny how many full-time nomads and travel junkies I meet on the […]

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Porters, doing heavy lifting and hard work to ensure travelers have a wonderful experience. Photo courtesy of Brian Holsclaw.

Notes On Responsible Tourism And Inca Trail Porters

“But I already paid $600 for the tour. Now I have to give more money? I don’t have it.” “Can I maybe give $20 instead? I know they suggested more, but I think this is fine.” “I already paid $70 for the porter services. Tipping is optional.” These were the […]

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Scary Encounters Abroad And What I’ve Learned From Them

Scary Encounters Abroad And What I’ve Learned From Them

Traveling isn’t always a picnic. Sometimes, we encounter situations that threaten our safety and make us second guess our security. The important thing when something like this happens to you is not let it scare you into not traveling, but to learn a lesson from the experience. Here are some […]

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From Setup To Salary: How To Create A Professional Blog That Makes Money

While blogging was once a way for people to ramble off their opinions at will and share journals with the world, today it is a viable way to turn your passions, ideas and personality into a career you enjoy. A lot of you email me asking for help on starting […]

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Travel ASMR: Exploring Olive Oil Culture In Italy [Video]

In this week’s Travel ASMR video I debunk some common olive oil myths, talk about my experience meeting olive oil producers in Tuscany and take you into the kitchen to cook an olive oil-infused pasta dish. While I hope you learn a lot about the product and Italian culture, I […]

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