One of the challenges of being bohemian traveler is finding balance between satisfying my wandering cravings and feeling settled in my everyday life.This time last year I was working 9-5 in a city I loved and yet I often found myself day dreaming about where I wanted to travel to next. Since I was no longer enchanted with my life, there was really nothing holding me back.  I pushed fear aside [...]
 
 
This post is by Karina Schroeder, one of our contributors. Bright green fields stretched to my right and left, scattered with small wooden shacks with resting farm animals, drying clotheslines and barbed wire fences. A bright red dirt path stretched in front of me. The air was hot and extremely humid, a combined feeling of refreshing and stifling. There were no cars and no mopeds, only bikes r[...]
 
 
This post is by Kay Boatner, one of our contributors.I blame Hostel.You know, the gory 2005 movie about two kids named Paxton and Josh, and their fellow backpackers traveling around Europe that meet a rather disgusting end in a Slovak—you guessed it—hostel.Until recently, the only hostel I had ever stayed in was in Europe. It didn’t even occur to me to book one on a recent trip, as I w[...]
 
 
After a long but productive day I had come to the realization that I wasn't going to make it out of my apartment as most people my age would on any given Saturday night. In an effort to clear my head a bit, I turned on the television for a few minutes of mindless stimulation. Saturday nights are never particularly good when it comes to show selections, but this night it had hit an all-time low. [...]
 
 
This post is by emily Banyard, one of our contributors.Like many Australians, my foray into travel started off as a ‘gap year’. A rite of passage - ‘gappers’ take time off between/after High school or University and journey as many places as possible usually on a shoestring.Late 2008 after finishing college in Sydney, I booked a three month return ticket to London with the intention of vis[...]
 
 
This post is by David VanArsdale, one of our contributors. I don’t understand the people who buy express passes at amusement parks. They pay extra to skip the lines and walk straight to the roller coasters. Yes, waiting in those zig-zagging lines sucks. Yes, you’re sweating so much that your underwear is sticking to your ass. But I’d argue that your ass sweat and the long lines are all part of th[...]
 
 
(article from Megan's Travel Column, Weekly Wanders on Life2PointOh)A lot of doors have opened and closed for me in the past two years bringing me to what I would now describe as a pre-quarter life crisis. It all started a week after I graduated from college when I decided to pack up my life and head to the Big Apple. With no job, no contacts, no friends and just enough savings to live in stud[...]
 
 
I recently read an article about a honeymoon gone awry. Two newlyweds began a three month honeymoon/backpacking trip through South America and after only a few weeks into their trip, they decided to travel separately. Although they had been together for four years before tying the knot, it had only taken a few weeks in another continent to unravel the thread holding them together.The couple me[...]
 
 
There are two types of people in this world. The people that avoid chaos and the people who thrive in it. I'm clearly the latter since I find comfort being in large, loud and overly crowded cities and feel strangely anxious in "normal" living conditions. Yet, at my core the things I love most are wide open spaces, water and a song to sing. What I'm trying to get at is that there is nothing wrong w[...]
 
 
This post is by David VanArsdale, one of our contributors. When you’re a traveler, you meet “interesting” people. I like putting that word in quotes, because if you’ve been backpacking before, you know that “interesting” can mean a lot of different things.During my journey through Southeast Asia in 2010, I would sometimes wonder “What’s interesting about me?” Compared to some of the charac[...]
 
 
This post is by David VanArsdale, one of our contributors.Two weeks into my "Big Adventure" of independently backpacking through Southeast Asia, I wasn’t convinced I was having a Big Adventure after all. In reality, I was meeting real globe trotters whose previous travels made me look like a kid going on a 2nd grade field trip.It all comes down to perspective. In America, when I’d tell som[...]