Travel Tips

Money, Money, Money: Can You Afford to Be Location Independent?

Money, Money, Money: Can You Afford to Be Location Independent?

After 2 years on the road, we’ve accumulated a lot of tips, tricks, and financial know-how that I wanna share with my fellow wandering souls.

How to Explore Martha’s Vineyard in 48 Hours (or Less!)

How to Explore Martha’s Vineyard in 48 Hours (or Less!)

Ah, Martha’s Vineyard. The very name conjures images of windswept beaches and Kennedy family scandals. If you’re considering a trip, peek at my guide for experiencing the best of the Vineyard in 48 hours or less.

Central Park pond

Summer 2014: Doing It Well, New York City-Style

Nearly a month into my newest location independent jaunt in New York City, I’ll give you a glimpse of Gotham’s highlights in the summer season. Thinking of planning a trip this summer? This could be your inspiration!

Signs, signs, everywhere are signs...

You Say Cerrado, I Say Fechado: Learning Languages on the Road, Kinda

I totally get not already speaking a foreign language. But not trying to learn it once you’re living in the culture? That seems, shall we say … insulting.

Paraty homestay

Adventures in Subletting: The Art of the Homestay

Homestays offer travelers an affordable and comfortable accommodation alternative. I’m an advocate – I love, love, loved my homestays.

How T-Mobile Saved My Rear (and Wallet) Overseas and Why Travelers Need to be Using It

How T-Mobile Saved My Rear (and Wallet) Overseas and Why Travelers Need to be Using It

Is it worth it for frequent international travelers to make the switch to T-Mobile? Yes, yes and yes.

Wait, That Wasn’t Sage? How to NOT Buy Psychoactive Drugs While Traveling

Wait, That Wasn’t Sage? How to NOT Buy Psychoactive Drugs While Traveling

Another day, another travel blunder. This particular misstep involved the heady combination of my best intentions and poor Spanish language skills.

Sometimes your bus in Buenos Aires looks like a disco. And it is amazing.

How to Ride the Bus in Buenos Aires

If you’re in Buenos Aires for any length of time — from a few days to a few weeks — learning to ride the city’s extensive bus network makes sense.

The painted buildings of La Boca.

La Boca, La Tourist Trap

What are the sights one sees in a famously perilous neighborhood, where crime and muggings and deep poverty lurk just footsteps away? Probably not these.

The town of Tigre, teeming with tour boats.

Take Me to the River: A Tigre Delta Day Trip

When the going gets steamy, the Porteños hit the road to find respite. Trying to make like a local, we took a day trip to the Tigre Delta.

No seat, no star.

The Great International Toilet Ranking System

Like you, I go to the bathroom. Perhaps not like you, I suspect I have a bladder the size of a pistachio. Such physical predicaments have helped me accrue a certain expertise in the realm of public restrooms. Still, there’s nothing like 7 months on the road in developing nations […]

“Taking Planes in India” (To Be Sung Loud and Proud)

During a severe state of utter travel delirium (Maldives to Hanoi, 5 planes, 24 hours) I was inspired by the hardcore intensity, madness and hilarity of the Indian airport system and in what I’d like to consider an inspired moment, composed the following: (to be sung to the tune of […]