It's hard to believe that only a few years ago I was studying abroad in London and working in the fashion industry. While every person's study abroad experience is unique, we can all follow these five tips for making that big life decision just a little bit easier. If you, like me, have already completed a program I'd love to hear what city you chose and why and for those of you who are still up i[...]
 
 
I'll just start off by saying that I'm not a professional photographer nor have I ever taken a professional photography class (although I definitely plan to) so take my list of photogenic places with a grain of salt.Having worked as a travel writer and blogger over the past three years, I've had the fun of putting my own photo skills to the test. As a freelancer, I wear many hats and photograp[...]
 
 
1. Find My Itin As a traveler that specifically wanders off the beaten path, Find My Itin allows users to breeze through the planning process by using hashtags like #inspiration to discover your next destination. If you're anything like me, hashtags are second nature, as you use them for pretty much any social platform so this integration is extremely intuitive for most users. The goal of the app[...]
 
 
It's no surprise that everything is going mobile these days and for a traveler, that's super convenient. Granted, I still travel with my Macbook Air but that's because I need to be writing and blogging from the road. Otherwise, I'd be perfectly content with using just my iPhone because there are so many helpful apps to solve all my problems. These five apps that are well worth a download (at least[...]
 
 
I recently attended a panel here in New York all about how to travel like a baller. I sort of hate that word because it sounds ridiculous but it does get the message across. As a travel writer, I've never had a huge income and not all of my travels are for business, which means I've had plenty of practice sticking to my modest budget. Here are a few budget travel tips I've learned along the way. [...]
 
 
This is a guest post by Andrew Tipp.A lot of travellers are put off volunteering because they don’t know how to do it ‘right’. Which is fair enough, because volunteering can look pretty intimidating. It’s not a holiday, after all.But it’s a shame, because there’s no great mystery about volunteering, and there’s so much information out there to help you get the most from your trip.To su[...]
 
 
Insurance is never a fun topic for anyone, as there are always costs involved yet it's probably the most important thing to have before embarking on a trip. Up until turning 26 this past November, I had the option of piggy-backing on my parents insurance, which I did for two years.Luckily, they had a pretty comprehensive insurance plan so I was even covered to some degree while traveling abroa[...]
 
 
I've written about travel writing before, but today I'm sharing what I've learned specifically from travel blogging. As it turns out, many of these lessons have helped shape me into a more outgoing version of myself. 1) Stop caring about what other bloggers think/do This step surprises even myself because I never thought I was one to question my own decisions based on what more “experienced” blo[...]
 
 
Most bohemian travelers prefer to live on a budget but that doesn't mean the occasional splurge is off limits. Here are a few tips for traveling cheap while feeling loaded. 1) Befriend a Local This is by far one of the best ways to travel free and fabulously. If you are traveling to visit a local, even better. When you make an effort to meet locals, it's a great way to learn about their culture,[...]
 
 
Let’s face it, few people would choose coach over first-class if given the option. After all, it’s never enjoyable to pass the luxurious first-class flyers as you board your flight and head straight to the back in search of your coach seat assignment.I flew first class one time in my life and this was simply because there was a $25 upgrade fee on my two hour flight. I had a rough day as I reca[...]
 
 
This post is a bit off topic compared to my normal stream of lifestyle related articles but after a fairly recent press trip gone awry I felt like venting in a constructive and hopefully encouraging manner. While this will likely make more sense to other writers, I think that all of us have had to deal with toxic travelers at some time or another. Perhaps you picked the wrong travel buddy or got i[...]
 
 
There are countless ways to travel through Norway and after partaking in almost every mode myself, here are a few recommendations of how to get around in style. The Rauma Railway - where modernity and mountains meet These two-wagon trains have a modern design and comfortable seating, which is always a plus. While locals do use this train for their daily commute, the main purpose caters to touris[...]