Finding your path

Anza Borrego, California -

I had a friend at university who knew she wanted to be a doctor from the time she was little. Only her specialty changed a few times, but by the time medical school came around, that was officially sorted. Today, she’s a successful OBGYN living a happy life in … Read more »

Posted by | Comments Off on Finding your path  | April 27, 2016
Category: Lifestyle Design, Notes from the collective travel mind

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 Off on 10 Reasons 2016 is the year you should travel  | April 20, 2016
Category: Vagabonding Advice

Vagabonding Case Study: Luke McGuire Armstrong

Luke Maguire Armstrong of Travel Write Sing

Luke GuatemalaAge: 28

Hometown: Kalispel, Montana

Quote: Hundreds of years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove… But the world may be different because I did something so bafflingly crazy that my ruins become a tourist attraction. – Demotivators

Posted by | Comments Off on Vagabonding Case Study: Luke McGuire Armstrong  | April 8, 2016
Category: Vagabonding Case Studies

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 Off on Collect moments, not things  | March 30, 2016
Category: General, Vagabonding Advice

The Art of Non-conformity: Q&A with Chris Guillebeau

Visit his website or subscribe to his semiweekly newsletters and you quickly get a feel that Chris Guillebeau is happy, inspired, and living life to the fullest. The thing is, he genuinely seems to want the same for you and me.

His website, The Art of Non-conformity, promotes unconventional ways of living, working, and traveling—with the idea that you don’t have to live your life the way that people expect you to. Refreshing, huh? … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (7)  | March 11, 2016
Category: General, Vagabonding Case Studies

4 tips for volunteering your way around the world

Note: Today I’m featuring a guest post from Sarah Von Bargen, who writes about travel (and many other things) at the excellent lifestyle blog Yes and Yes. Here, Sarah shares four key tips for volunteering overseas:

There are lots of great reasons to volunteer while you’re traveling: You can work alongside locals, earn a bit of … Read more »

Posted by | Comments Off on 4 tips for volunteering your way around the world  | March 4, 2016
Category: Volunteering Abroad