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When Should I Start Booking Travel Again?

Posted: 3/29/21 | March 29th, 2021 If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting over a year for this moment. That light at the end of the tunnel — where we are mostly vaccinated and can hug strangers, go to concerts and crowded bars, and travel the world again. Sure, in the past year, many parts […]

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How to Get Paid When Your Flight is Delayed

Posted: 3/27/21 | March 27th, 2021 Things don’t always go as planned on the road. Lost luggage, delayed flights, travel scams — there are tons of things that can derail your trip. While serendipity, mishaps, and surprises are part of the allure of travel, the one mishap no one likes is a delayed flight. There’s […]

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It’s Time to Be Nomadic Again!

Posted: 3/25/21 | March 25th, 2021 Slightly more than a year ago, I flew home from Paris with the desire to do one thing: stay in place. I cleared my travel schedule, signed up for dating apps, and joined numerous social clubs in Austin with two goals in mind. I wanted to: (a) find a […]

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Why I Hope This Pandemic Changes Our Attitude Towards Travel

Posted: 3/22/2021 | March 22nd, 2021 Overtourism. Influencers flouting local rules for the perfect ‘gram. Ignoring the locals living in the destinations we visit as we book Airbnbs, crowd streets, behave badly, and generate waste that will stay in our destination long after we leave. There was a lot of bad travel behavior pre-COVID. Sure, […]

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6 Reasons You Should Learn the Local Language Before Your Trip

Posted: 3/1/2021 | March 1st, 2021 I love learning languages. They unlock new opportunities and open all kinds of doors when you visit a new destination. Even just learning a few words and phrases and deepen your travels immensely. In this guest post, Michele from The Intrepid Guide highlights the top reasons why you should […]

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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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