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Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil in Rosedale, Mississippi

3165774023_dbd90e8b9e_o-300x300 Last month, while I was driving down the Mississippi River on a magazine assignment, I had a curious experience in Rosedale, Mississippi. … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (0)  | September 28, 2016
Category: Vagabonding Advice

10 Reasons 2016 is the year you should travel

If you’ve been hearing the call of the road or feeling in the back of your brain the itch to take your dream trip, now is the time to pack your bags and travel. The U.S. dollar is picking up strength, fuel prices are insanely low, and airline routes are getting cheaper. These are just a few reasons 2016 is quickly turning into the perfect year to travel.

Here are ten reasons why 2016 is … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (0)  | April 20, 2016
Category: Vagabonding Advice

Collect moments, not things

collect momentsWhen I was little, there were collections in my house. There were matchbox cars, Smurfs and Disney figurines. At sleep-away camp, I collected sea glass – blue was my absolute favourite. There were memories and happiness in those collections, but what I realized, was the happiness came from the experience of actually finding those things … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (0)  | March 30, 2016
Category: General, Vagabonding Advice

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 (1)  | 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

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

The worst tourists in the world

14849732_740027f47a_zI read with interest a recent study by the Trans-Global Association for Travel and Tourism Commerce, which rated the behavior of tourists from all the world’s industrialized countries. Consistently ranking last in the study — bottoming out in categories ranging from airline etiquette to podiatric hygiene — were travelers from Great Britain. “This settles it,” a TATTC … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (2)  | January 20, 2016
Category: Hospitality, Hostels/Hotels, Travel Writing, Vagabonding Advice