Making the move to the west coast meant many things: warmer year-round weather, more expensive rent and, of course, easy access to Napa Valley and Sonoma County. When I lived in New York I really didn't take advantage of nearby day trips and I didn't want the same thing to be true of San Francisco. In the last year, I've made it to Napa three times and while I'm certainly no expert, I've rounded u[...]
 
 
Traveling with your bestie is bound to be epic no matter where you go, but a road trip ups the ante. One of the misconceptions is that road trips require a lot of time and thus, many travelers put it on the back-burner. If you can't dedicate a month or two for a cross-country road trip, consider touring a state instead. Don't have a car? No worries! You can always rent one or bum off your friend's[...]
 
 
*This is a guest post by Kacey of The Drifter Collective. There are some things that travelers just can’t live without when they are away from home. Knowing how to prepare for your time away will make your life easier and you will enjoy traveling no matter where you stay! Are you planning a trip sometime soon? Consider this travelers’ list of must-haves and must dos before you go. 1) Choose Your[...]
 
 
For the last month and a half, I’ve done something I rarely do: sit still. January through March tend to be slow months for me travel-wise but I’m actually enjoying my time “off” so to speak. As any writer or blogger might tell you, it’s very rare to actually stop working. In fact, some of my favorite days of the week are Saturdays and Sundays because I feel like I’m getting ahead even though I’m [...]
 
 
Winter is just around the corner so there’s no better time to start planning your very first glamping adventure than right here and right now. While accommodations range in size and scope, from spacious luxury pods to humble wooden lodges, they all share one very special feature: nature. Whether looking for an adrenaline rush this winter or seeking refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday lif[...]
 
 
*This is a guest post (including photos) by photographer Harv Greenberg; intro by Megan Eileen McDonough Although I've never been formally trained in the art of photography, I have plenty of time to experiment and improve my skills while on the road. I certainly have a long way to go but I've noticed some improvement over the past few years, mainly from trial and error. That being said, my knowl[...]
 
 
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 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,[...]