I cracked open The Lunatic Express the same night it arrived in the mail. The premise of “discovering the world…via its most dangerous buses, boats, trains, and planes” was right up this traveler’s alley. It’d been over a year since I’d first set foot in the streets of Medellin, Colombia – once the world’s most […]
“Nomadic” Matt Kepnes has released a new ebook aimed at helping soon-to-be long term travelers and vagabonds make the most of their trip budgets, while avoiding some common mistakes. Matt was kind enough to offer me an advanced copy so I could share my thoughts here. Introduction In Secrets to Successful World Travel, Matt covers […]
My globetrotting friend and I have decided against a backpacking trip in exchange for a driving one.
I have a few opinions on travel: one should learn some historical background to understand the culture of today, one should try their best to speak the native language as to not “lose things in translation,” and one should never expect a place or its people to adjust to one’s own way of life. For […]
Traveling can be risky. Plenty of news outlets will tell you the world is a dangerous place.
Thanks to my love for his masterpiece, Into Thin Air, I was already on Krakauer’s side before I even picked up its predecessor, Into the Wild. I knew it would be a story that would tempt, scare, and awe me. The Storyline Starting from the book’s cover, the outcome is apparent to the reader: the protagonist, a […]
I promise I don’t only read travelogues and memoirs by women, it just happens to be that I’ve consequently read many of the sort :). Still, there’s certain safety concerns and precautions that I would assume cloud the mind of female globetrotters more so than their male counterparts. This book, Expat: Women’s True Tales of […]
A little over two years ago, I read and reviewed my first travel book aimed squarely at the female population. Despite having “lipstick” and “women” in the title, I found it to be perfectly suitable for men as well. When I was offered the chance to review Chelsea Duke’s first book, High Heels and a […]
A Dead Bat In Paraguay is not your typical travel memoir, and that’s exactly why I enjoyed it.
I recently came across A Traveler’s Library, the new blog by award-winning writer Vera Marie Badertscher. Before I knew it, I was drafting a guest post for her about an insightful book I read in South Africa last year, Khayelitsha – uMlungu in a Township by Steven Otter. Please head on over to Vera’s virtual […]