By now, I was supposed to be back in Spain, and writing gushy blog posts about how much I love that country. This should have been my second morning waking up in Madrid, and my second evening running around the city taking photos of Madrid’s beautiful architecture, stuffing myself with Galician cheese and churros with … More Winter Weather Delays: Stuck in Frankfurt
Inevitably it is bound to happen to the constant traveler or digital nomad. You’ve been on the road for weeks, months, even years at a time, and you question whether you should go on anymore. Maybe you’ve found yourself in a part of the world where you have zero travel chemistry. Or maybe your dream … More Self Care For the Constant Traveler
Southeast Asia. It is the favorite destination for many solo travelers for that first big backpacking trip abroad. It is where travelers often go, and sometimes never leave. It is a destination where the prices and freedom of travel can provide a traveler with the perfect excuse to arrive long-term, with very few plans and … More Southeast Asia: All Types of Travelers Love it for a Reason
A few months ago, while in Thailand, I wrote a blog entry all about that sweet digital nomad life. Since then, I have connected with many other digital nomads and wannabe digital nomads through various meetups and online forums. The networking has been invaluable for me since I work alone and (mostly) travel alone. But … More So You Want to be a Digital Nomad?
Travel Problems: Finding Happiness Everywhere (Even After Departing a Country You Loved) … More Travel Problems: Finding Happiness Everywhere (Even After Departing a Country You Loved)
Here I am, over half way to my coveted goal of visiting 100 countries. As a traveler, I know it is not only about the number. I have returned to countries that I love, for more exploration. At this point, I can appreciate a special experience more than a new passport stamp. And finally in … More A Little About Everywhere I’ve Traveled
Recently I was having a conversation with someone here in Guatemala while trying to hash out some post Spanish school travel plans. When I mentioned that I have very little interest in visiting Tikal, she seemed surprised. It is almost like Tikal is a rite of passage that every traveler to Guatemala has to experience. … More Does It Make Me a Bad Traveler If I Don’t Want to Visit ______?
As someone who is constantly traveling, for fun and for my business, deciding where to go next and where I want to go in the future can be a difficult task. There currently 195 countries on this planet and since I really do want to travel (almost) everywhere, narrowing down a few options based on … More On Finding Travel Destination Inspiration
When I made a rough timeline after quitting my corporate travel job to freely travel the world, I thought by December I’d surely be ready to pick a city (probably Madrid), jump through the hoops to be able to live there for more than three months, and be ready to “settle” in one location for … More A Slight Change in Plans
Here I am, back at home in California for a few weeks after a long stretch of traveling. And I can not say this has been an easy transition or that I am enjoying my time here to the fullest. Reverse culture shock is rougher for me than culture shock of new places (hell, I … More “Home Base” for the Nomad or Traveler