Vagabonding Field Report: Hoi An, Vietnam

A stop in Hoi An should be at the top of everyone’s list when traveling through Vietnam. It’s halfway between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, two major destinations in Vietnam, but has a quieter more laid back feel. Hoi An is famous for their tailors, food, and silk lanterns. Many come here to have a custom suit or dress made. Sitting on a river delta and a short ride to the beach, it’s surrounded … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (0)  | August 19, 2015
Category: Asia, Vagabonding Field Reports, Working Abroad

Pack a positive attitude and overcome anything

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living”

-Miriam Beard


I still vividly remember the excitement that I had as I embarked on my first ever road trip when I was four years old. It was a long ten-hour trek, but the excitement powerfully overtrumped the boredom. That trip to Florida was fun of course, but … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (0)  | July 15, 2015
Category: Vagabonding Advice

The best passport for world travel

Have you ever wished you had another country’s passport? For some nationals, they have the right to get working holiday visas all over the world.  They can pick up and move to a country, and have the right to live there.   Your passport has a big effect on how well received you’ll be in another country, in the eyes of their immigration officials.

The Economist had a chart called Read more »

Posted by | Comments (25)  | July 10, 2015
Category: Notes from the collective travel mind

Vagabonding Field Report: Coasting through Philadelphia’s Tall Ship Festival

This week I spent time at a Philadelphia festival for tall ships. Walking above and below decks filled me with awe as I visited a variety of tall ships. Some of these tall ships were over a century old while others are brand new.

The festival starts with all the ships sailing into Philadelphia’s waterfront entering the city like conquering heroes to the cheers of thousands of people. I was luckily enough to get to … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (0)  | July 6, 2015
Category: Vagabonding Field Reports

A vagabond’s relationship with work

shutterstock_173535041Perhaps you’ve found yourself, sitting in a cubicle pecking out reports for your boss, longing to be on a secluded beach in some far corner of the world. You go home from work and pull out your atlas and dream of Mai Thais and the sound of waves crashing on the shore. You turn the page and can almost smell the aromas of the market as … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (0)  | July 1, 2015
Category: Vagabonding Life