Thoughts on Choosing a Travel Journal

Thoughts on Choosing a Travel Journal

I picked up this beauty today to be my travel journal for 2020. Paperblanks journals are always my first choice [they didn’t pay me to say that], and I am very particular. The selection process for my annual travel journal has become a ritual, and I love it....
3 Good-Cause Gift Ideas for World Travelers

3 Good-Cause Gift Ideas for World Travelers

Forget the myth that travelers are hard to buy for. Yes, it’s true: we don’t prefer things with mass, especially items that have to be stored, moved, or later taken to Goodwill in a stealthy manner. But that doesn’t mean that we are hard to please....
How Much Does Travel Cost?

How Much Does Travel Cost?

The #1 question I receive from readers is still: How much does vagabonding travel cost? Understandable. We’re taught from the early years that not having enough money is the barrier to entry for many good things. Actually, the holdup is rarely ever actually...
Money Isn’t Stopping You

Money Isn’t Stopping You

Even after 11 years of vagabonding travel, I still get accused of all kinds of oddities by people who just can’t fathom how it is possible to travel for so long term. They say there must be a catch. Often Americans, their reference points are trips to Florida and...
No Place for Death to Enter

No Place for Death to Enter

He who knows how to live need not fear death. He can walk without fear of rhino or tiger. He will not be wounded in battle. In him the rhino can find no place to thrust his horn, the tiger no place to use his claws, and weapons no place to pierce. Because a man who...
Mountain Madness

Mountain Madness

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. — John Muir I once dabbled in the Himalayas in North India. Now it’s time for the real deal. I leave Chiang Mai tomorrow for Kathmandu where I’ll gear up with enough cold-weather crap to equip an Eskimo...

What 10 Years of Travel Taught Me

I quietly celebrated 10 years of vagabonding travel in January 2016. As part of the personal celebration, I reread my original travel journal (a one-kilogram tome!) and was shocked. I barely recognized the handwriting, not to mention the author behind those intimate...

Sponsors

These are a few awesome sponsors who have sent me goodies over the years! These products were simply acts of kindness and were not sent out to review. Java Gum If you would like to send me a demo product or sample to review, please get in touch via the contact me...
My Favorite Travel Quotes

My Favorite Travel Quotes

Here are a few of my favorite travel quotes. Feel free to send me new ones and I’ll gladly post them. Dont take life too seriously…no one comes out alive. – Elbert Hubbard A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. – Lao...
What Is Vagabonding?

What Is Vagabonding?

So What Exactly Is Vagabonding? Rolf Potts, author of the book Vagabonding, describes it as: “The act of leaving behind the orderly world to travel independently for an extended period of time” and “A deliberate way of living that makes freedom to...