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How To Choose The Perfect Travel Backpack (Plus Win A Free One!)

How To Choose The Best Travel Backpack Backpacking Gear As a professional world-traveling backpacker, I get a lot of emails asking about the best backpacks for travel. There are so many to choose from! Here’s my advice, plus tips for how to find your own. There’s something magical about traveling to new countries for the […]

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Best things to do in Grinnell, Iowa

The Midwest tends to get a bad rap in the travel world. Even when publications aim to tout it, a backhanded slight is rarely far away — take Vogue’s write-up on Kansas City, for example. The first four paragraphs amount to “Where? Mississippi?” underscoring the idea that a Midwesterner’s ignorance is intolerance but coastal ignorance? […]

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What to do in Siem Reap

Phnom Penh is Cambodia’s capital city, but Siem Reap is the country’s capital of tourism and culture. The city is home to the ancient temples of Angkor Wat and is the commercial hub of northern Cambodia and the surrounding section of the Mekong Delta. While Angkor Archeological Park is worth at least a visit, there […]

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How to haggle in Morocco’s markets

The Moroccan souk, or marketplace, is heaven for the shopaholic. Marrakech, Fez, Tangier, and every other major Moroccan city have extensive markets, usually packed within the walls of a medina, or old city, where cars are banned and foot traffic is dense. Sellers cram themselves into countless alcoves along snaking walkways. Colorful goods hang overhead, […]

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Best parks in New York City

While New Yorkers are still cursing the cold winter temperatures and Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog for being wrong about an early spring, visitors can look ahead to the eventual warmer weather. As it comes off so urban and metropolitan, New York City probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of […]

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Airport Mailers ships TSA items

TSA agents could probably start a pretty interesting museum with all the items they’ve seized from passengers in security lines. Now, however, those items won’t just disappear into TSA’s abyss of confiscated goods but can actually be mailed back to you. Airport Mailers has been around since 2003, but it’s in the midst of establishing […]

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25 Interesting (And Strange) Facts About Iceland

Strange Facts About Iceland! Iceland Facts If you’re looking for cool facts about Iceland, you won’t believe some of this stuff! Did you know Icelanders leave their babies outside, they like to eat rotten sharks, and there’s an app to prevent dating your cousin? Tourism has exploded in Iceland recently, and this Nordic island country […]

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Hiking Kerlingarfjöll Geothermal Area (Icelandic Highlands)

Hiking Guide to Kerlingarfjöll in Iceland Kerlingarfjöll, Iceland Deep within Iceland’s central highlands, Kerlingarfjöll is a group of small geothermically active and rust-colored mountains capped with snow. Here’s how to organize your own self-drive adventure. Kerlingarfjöll is a lesser-known day-hiking experience not too far away from Iceland’s famous Golden Circle route. It was one of […]

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Best Of Havana: Things To Do In Cuba’s Capital City

Best Things to do in Havana, Cuba Havana, Cuba The vibrant capital city of Havana, Cuba has long been inaccessible to most American travelers, but thankfully things are changing. Here are my favorite things to do in the City of Columns! In recent years, Cuba has seen some major changes as the United States finally […]

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38 Creative Side Hustles To Make Extra Money In 2019

How to Earn Extra Money Guide Nomadic Living Looking to make some extra money this year? Check out my detailed guide to unconventional side hustles for earning extra income from home. Even if you’re already working a full-time job… Nine years ago I quit my job to travel the world. This was a crazy idea […]