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Austin’s Snowpocalypse: The Storm that Took the City Down

Posted: 2/25/2021 “That guy is buying six dozen eggs? And look at all that water!” I said, staring at a picture from a local grocery store on my friend’s phone. “I mean, it’s going to get cold and snow a bit, but this isn’t the apocalypse! I think this guy is going overboard.” “Right?” she […]

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Oaxaca: An Even Bigger Love Story

Posted: 1/26/21 | January 26th, 2021 Have you ever arrived at a destination and just knew it’s for you? Something in the air just told you that this place is everything you dreamed it to be and you were going to be in love with it forever. I’ve felt this way only a few other […]

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Work from Home Gift Guide: 21 Amazing Gifts for Remote Workers

Posted: 12/17/20 | December 17th, 2020 The pandemic has made working from home a permanent fixture of our lives. What once just techies and bloggers did, now accountants and all kinds of office workers do. When the pandemic subsides, I think many will go back to the office. However, working from home is here to […]

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Giving Back: Please Check Out These Social Impact Organizations

Posted: 12/21/2020 | December 21st, 2020 Travel is a privilege — even budget travel. The ability to hold a passport and purchase a plane ticket to another country is a luxury not afforded to most people around the world — including many in my own country. That’s the reason I created FLYTE over five years […]

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23 Ways to Cut Your Expenses and Have More Money for Travel

Last Updated: 1/7/2021 | January 7th, 2021 Get out a sheet of paper and write down all your set expenses: rent/mortgage, car payments, cable/streaming bill, cell phone, insurance, school payments, etc. Tally them up. Then write down all your discretionary spending. This is what you spend on food, movie nights, drinks, shopping, that daily coffee […]

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Mexico: A Love Story

Posted: 1/12/21 | January 12th, 2021 Some things just aren’t meant to be. Sometimes, no matter how much you want something, the universe seems to conspire against you. While I believe you make your own fate, I do think the universe has a way of saying, “Hey, the timing isn’t right. You should rethink your […]

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Tulum is Hell on Earth.

Posted: 12/14/20 | December 14th, 2020 Hell is a town called Tulum. Watched over by Mayan ruins and buttressed by the ocean, this is a place of pothole-filled streets, overpriced taxis, terrible traffic jams, and out-of-touch yuppies, celebrities, influencers, wannabe gurus, COVID deniers, and well-to-do folks looking to “find themselves” in overpriced retreats, hotels, and […]

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Patreon News: More Perks, Posts, and Other Updates

Posted: 12/10/20 | December 10th, 2020 Over the past few years, we’ve worked hard to make sure that our community believes that traveling is attainable. We’ve built a company based on the premise that you can take the trip of your dreams without breaking the bank — and we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of readers […]

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14 Great Travel Backpacks for Your Next Trip

Posted: 12/7/2020 | December 7th, 2020 Buying a travel backpack is one of the most important purchases a traveler will make. A backpack isn’t just where you carry your stuff — it’s your home. You’ll be living out of this bag for weeks or months or years. You’ll be hauling it on hikes and across […]

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My 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers

Last Updated: 12/2/20 | December 2nd, 2020 Travelers can be a fickle group of people to buy gifts for. We’re constantly coming and going, we usually don’t carry a lot of stuff with us, and no two travelers are alike so finding the perfect gift for the traveler in your life can be tricky. While […]

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