[G]reetings from Lima! I'm about to fly back to the US to spend Christmas with family, but before I go, it's time for the annual TBS holiday sale. Save 35% off a Premium Membership by joining the Trave Blog Success community this week. Go to the site now through 7 pm (EST) December 23, 2011 and enter "tbs35" (minus the quotes) to get your lifetime membership at a big … [Read more...] about Holiday Sale: 35% Off Travel Blog Success Memberships
The funny thing about dreams is that once you achieve one, you become a heck of a lot more self-assured about what you can do in life. I'm hardly an impetuous person, so it took me five and a half years to embark on my dream trip around the world. And as those travels became fully realized, it was only natural to take stock of the new me, and come up with a new … [Read more...] about Dream 2.0 – Location Independence
Buenos dÃas fellow backpackers! My name is Hansen and I am the newest addition to the GoBackpacking team of contributors. I hail from... well I'm not quite sure. Currently, I am writing on some virgin beaches in Mazatlan. Born and raised in San Diego and educated in Los Angeles, I guess you can call me a Southern Californian. Here are few points to help you get to know me … [Read more...] about Introducing Hansen: Briefcase to Backpack in Mexico
January 14, 2007 - Three years ago, and four days, I installed WordPress on www.gobackpacking.com and began to figure out how to develop a travel blog for my trip around the world. Looking back, I didn't have a clue as to how to attract visitors (though I knew my trip was going to be exciting), let alone make money. As evidence, here's my first post, presented in its … [Read more...] about Go Backpacking: Celebrating 3 Years and 1,000 Posts
I'm not going to get all sentimental on you, at least not for long. By now you know how I feel about Colombia, and Medellin in particular. Since arriving back in Virginia four weeks ago, I can't help but compare everything here to what I left behind - the climate, the geography, the people, the pace of life, the music, the nightlife, my gym. So imagine my surprise when I am … [Read more...] about Would You Accept A Free Trip To Colombia?