Travel Stories

5 Ways to Stay Safe When You’re Traveling the World

Selfie in Essaouira

Knowing how to stay safe when you’re traveling is an important lesson I should have imparted a long time ago, as I get asked about it more than almost anything else. Bad conditions stem from two sources – people who mean to do you harm, and natural catastrophes. Here are a few ways to avoid the two. Check the Weather …

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Spending an Afternoon in Myanmar for My Thai Visa Run

Selfie at Valentine Cafe in Tachileik, Myanmar

There are several ways to make a visa run if you’re living in Chiang Mai. An afternoon in Myanmar is probably the cheapest and quickest. I found the culture in Myanmar fascinating, and I wish I had spent more than just a couple hours there. Getting to the Border from Chiang Mai As confusing as the public transportation in Thailand …

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Hostel Workaways in Scotland: Mostly Great Volunteer Jobs

Selfie Cleaning at the Code Court Pod Hostel

My Workaways in Scotland helping at different hostels have been some of my favorite volunteer jobs around the world. There have been a couple of rather interesting experiences, but overall it’s been a joy to volunteer in my favorite country. Why Do I Volunteer to Work in Hostels? Workaway isn’t always a fair exchange between hosts and volunteers. When you …

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Discovering the Outlander Filming Locations Near Edinburgh

Rabbies Outlander Filming Locations Tour

In the movie world, Scotland is most famous as the setting of Harry Potter, but recently the Outlander filming locations have become increasingly popular. I love Scotland, and I’m a big believer in magic. Thus, how could I not love a series about using the magic of the standing stones found throughout the country? However, I do have a confession …

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My Workaway in France – A Story of Worst Case Scenario

Chateau at My Workaway in France.jpg

It’s been well over four years since my first Workaway experience in Brussels, but it was the next one – my Workaway in France – that will forever live in my memory as an example of just how bad a volunteer job can get. After I left, I wrote a basic story about my time in Touzac, France, but I …

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