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Too Many Places: Overcoming the Paradox of Choice

Last Updated: 5/6/21 | May 6th, 2021 “Where should I go?” is a question I frequently ask myself. A couple of years ago, wanting to escape the oppressive summer heat of Austin, I spent months staring at a map but unable to answer that question. I toyed with the idea of heading to Madagascar, Hawaii, […]

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An Update on The Nomadic Network

Posted: 5/5/21 | May 5th, 2021 In late 2019, we launched The Nomadic Network, a global initiative designed to connect travelers with like-minded people in their area in order to inspire, educate, and provide them with the tools they needed to travel cheaper, better, and longer. We wanted it to be a global travel club […]

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Why Jessica is Never Going to Ireland But You Can Go Anywhere

Last Updated: 4/29/21 | April 29th, 2021 “Your job sounds like the most exciting job in the world,” she said to me. Let’s call her Jessica because I never caught her name. I was outside a bar in Boston and she had overheard a conversation I was having with some friends I hadn’t seen in […]

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The Ultimate Packing List for Female Travelers

Last Updated: 4/27/21 | April 27th, 2021 I know that it can be daunting trying to figure out what to pack for a week, a month, or a year abroad without much — or any — prior experience in the place you aim to visit. I found myself in the same situation eight years ago, […]

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What I Pack for My Travels: Your Guide to Packing

Last Updated: 4/27/21 | April 27th, 2021 After over ten years of traveling the world, what I carry in my bag has changed a lot. Most of that change has to do with the fact that I now carry a lot of gear related to blogging, but it also reflects that I’ve learned a lot […]

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11 Tips for Mastering Life as a Digital Nomad

Posted: 4/19/21 | April 19th, 2021 I’ve been working online since 2008. Back when I started, “digital nomading” wasn’t even a thing with a name! The whole concept has changed a lot since I started with more options, better Wi-Fi, and accommodation to make it easier to work remote. And from bustling cafés in Paris […]

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How to Start a Travel Blog

Last Updated: 4/13/21 | April 13th, 2021 Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, including the links for HostGator and Bluehost. At no additional cost to you, I earn a commission if you make a purchase using these links. If you have any questions about the companies or my status […]

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Annual Reader Survey: What Can We Do Better?

Posted: 4/12/21 | April 12th, 2021 Hello all! Just a quick post today. Once a year, I like doing a reader survey to learn what everyone thinks of the website, discover ways we can improve, find out about things you like that we’re missing, and get a sense of how you all plan your trips […]

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How to Travel on a Budget in 2021

Posted: 4/8/2021 | April 8th, 2021 As vaccinations increase and testing becomes easier, many parts of the world will be open to travel again soon. After over a year of restrictions and lockdowns due to COVID, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. It won’t happen everywhere all at once and, what does […]

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NEWS: We’re Launching a New Membership Site!

Posted: 4/1/2021 | April 1st, 2021 Last year, we started a Patreon page as a way to further develop this website’s community. In conjunction with The Nomadic Network, it allowed us to share more stories and connect with readers more through (virtual) events! Now, we’re taking it a step further by discontinuing our Patreon effort […]

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