9 Travel Bloggers Share Their Best Budget Travel Tips

When you see travel blogs featuring people who seem to be living out your bucket list, chances are you must wonder how they can afford to do it. If you’ve never traveled beyond… Continue reading

Cars, Trains, Buses & Planes: Oh, And A Ferry, Too.

At about the hour mark of hitch-hiking, if you haven’t found a ride, the following conversation takes place in your head: “Dude, this doesn’t look good. Maybe it’s time to go back to… Continue reading

A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words. Berlin Is Worth 1,000 Pictures.

Berlin is a city with many sides to it. It is steeped in history, brimming with ethnic cuisine, full of underground bars, alive well past midnight; It’s the type of place where the… Continue reading

That Eat, Pray, Love Bullshit Moment: Reflections After 1 Year As A Nomad

When people ask me about my travels, the first question is usually what my favorite place has been—that one’s easy to answer. The second one they ask is if I’ve had any major… Continue reading

Sometimes It Takes 600 Years To Build A Cathedral

Cologne (Köln–unpronounceable to English speakers everywhere) is a city on the massive Rhine river in West Germany. It’s best known for the huge cathedral that lies adjacent to the left bank of the… Continue reading

So You Want To Visit Bruges? 5 Reasons To Try Ghent Instead.

Ah, Bruges. A city of charming facades. A living postcard for you to walk through–better yet, with a personal tour guide, like my friend Mallory did. Bruges looks great–and it tastes great, too.… Continue reading

There’s More To Scotland Than Haggis

How did I find myself in Scotland, eating Haggis? I blame these two ladies. Way back in December I met that in Glasgow at an Olafur Arnalds concert (it was excellent, thanks for… Continue reading

Bus Tickets Be Damned! – An Unplanned Detour In Ireland

It was Sunday, July 6th, and I was spending the night in Dublin before leaving by ferry the next day to Scotland. My tickets were booked, my friends north of Glasgow were ready… Continue reading

Dazzled By Light Colour Sound Festival

Thanks to the amazing music app Songkick and my willingness to hawk tshirts and pick up trash, I scored a free ticket to Light Colour Sound, a music, arts, and spoken word festival… Continue reading

The Zen Of Hitch-Hiking

It’s early in January and I’m in the southern outskirts of Lille, my pack resting on a cracked sidewalk by the entrance to the main route south to Paris. The winter sun is… Continue reading