Changing Direction

changeI love Diners, Drive-Ins and Drives® on The Food Network®. With episodes filled with a constant supply of colorful food and characters, Guy Fieri travels the country meeting people who have passions for what they do. Aside from the dishes that call to my palate and the scenes in which I remark, ‘we have got to go there’, … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (2)  | March 2, 2016
Category: Vagabonding Advice

10 small strategies that will improve your journey

About five years ago, San Francisco Chronicle travel editor John Flinn published a column called “A few things I’ve learned in a quarter-century-plus of travel.” I enjoyed his insights so much I saved the article as a text file — and I recently stumbled across it again on my laptop. Here are my ten favorite bits of advice from Flinn’s column:

1. When you’re on a lean budget, one step up from rock-bottom … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (4)  | February 26, 2016
Category: Food and Drink, Hostels/Hotels, Vagabonding Advice

Top Things that Inspire Me to Travel the World

adventure thumbThe world is a vast place filled with wondrous sites, untamed wilderness, and unlimited amounts of beauty. Even when the road gets tough the inspiration you need to keep going is never far away.

Over the years, the things that keep inspiring me has shifted a little, but many of the reasons I am still traveling are … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (0)  | February 17, 2016
Category: Vagabonding Advice

Group travel without the organizational nightmare

Canada IslandSome of the potential drawbacks of group travel are often the very perks of a solo trip: no arguments over where or when to go, no mismatched food tastes, unbalanced fitness levels or clashing differences in hygiene habits. When you’re alone, you’re free to make any and every decision without worry of offending one of your travel … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (0)  | February 10, 2016
Category: Notes from the collective travel mind

Notes from the 9th month

I’ve been on a journey these last nine months. Yet I don’t have a tally of how many miles I’ve traveled, countries visited, or new foods eaten.

My journey has taken a different path. Where at journey’s end, I’ll emerge member of a special group of travelers: those who have gone before and now dispense their wisdom on me.

It’s a journey unlike any I’ve ever been on before. While I haven’t left the country of my … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (0)  | February 10, 2016
Category: Family Travel, Lifestyle Design

The reality behind dual nationalities and multiple passports

255760314_ab9333703b_zThe article, “Carrying Several Passports? It’s Not Just for Spies”, discussed the benefits of carrying multiple passports from different countries.

The topic of multiple nationalities and passports tends to be filled with hype and mystery, but it’s really simple. Your ethnicity, birthplace, and religion can be the basis of dual citizenship. If your spouse has dual … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (6)  | January 29, 2016
Category: Vagabonding Advice

Travel Mindset – How can we get it at home?

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How do you do it? What if you can’t find the cash for the next adventure? What if the money isn’t there for that much-needed excursion or journey with a close friend, loved one or solo expedition? Do you curl up in a little ball and try to find a way for the money … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (0)  | January 28, 2016
Category: General

Icebreaker vs. EMU merino wool for travel – 2 months into traveling

434943498_e8e3b10e78_zMerino wool has been touted as an ideal travel clothing material thanks especially to its breathability, odor resistance and fast-drying abilities. I stocked up on a few lightweight merino wool items before leaving for my trip two months ago, and I quickly gained a favorite among the brands and also learned some other benefits of the material.

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Posted by | Comments (0)  | January 27, 2016
Category: General, Travel Gear