I’m Going Traveling, Dammit! (When to Ignore the Bad Advice of Others)

Over ten years ago, I quit a great job to live and travel abroad. People told me I was crazy, and a few tried to persuade me not to do it. Given that a decade has since passed and my life is going pretty well, I think I’m qualified to say that …

Everything That Makes It Popular In Summer Is Why You Should Visit Prague In Winter

The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague, is the 20th most visited city in the world, a fact that’s overwhelmingly evident when you arrive. The 1.2 million resident population of Prague is joined by over 7 times as many tourists annually, making an otherwise great city to visit overcrowded, expensive, and feeling more like a tourist trap than an authentic travel experience. Cities and touristic sites …

Where To Find Bottled Water In Havana, Cuba

You might be thinking a post on where to find bottled water in Cuba’s capital city, Havana, is a weird or stupid thing to be writing (and reading) about – unless you’ve already taken a trip there. Finding bottled water in shops, or shops in Cuba is difficult, because there aren’t many. Particularly if you’re staying in a casa particular (local home with rooms for rent) or Airbnb (somehow that is an option too) stocking up on bottled water is something every traveler without a…

The Bags And Other Non-Electronic Gear I Travel With (And Highly Recommend For Travelers)

I carry a lot of electronics and when I recently posted all of the gadgets I travel with, many of you sent me messages asking what that gear was kept in. We often focus on the complex items, forgetting about the simple, yet critical bags, covers, and cases that protect our valuables. These are the road-tested, non-electronic items I have used, in some cases for years, and would recommend for your travels as well. Luggage: Osprey Packs Sojourn Wheeled Luggage, 60L The Osprey Sojourn 60L is a good medium between the larger 80L and compact 45L versions…

How To Get To The Top Of Tirana, Albania’s Mount Dajti By Cable Car

Albania’s capital city Tirana doesn’t have the reputation of being the most beautiful, but I ask you to try agreeing with that from the view atop Mount Dajti overlooking the city. Something more objective however is Tirana’s ad-hoc system for pretty much everything, including public transportation. You can get to the top of Mount Dajti, just outside of Tirana, by taking the Dajti Ekspress, the longest cable car in the Balkans. There are a lot of options for getting there but only a few that…

How To Stick To Your 2017 Travel Resolutions

“Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you’re going to be right.” -Muhammad Ali There’s a really big problem with New Year’s resolutions – namely, that most of us don’t keep them. And when it comes to travel, making plans in the middle of a holiday season that often involves being intoxicated doesn’t help get you anywhere in June. Fortunately for us, technology is much less forgetful than we …

7 Good Reasons You Should Visit (The Country) Georgia Soon Or Even Better, Now

You might not know a lot about the country of Georgia, a lot of which is due to the fact that it’s hidden in a part of the world that doesn’t often make headlines. Georgia is a country that shouldn’t be a travel afterthought, especially in the near future, because pretty soon it’s going to be a destination you’ll be sharing with many more travelers. Since 2010, tourism…

Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Ethiopia Edition

On the map, Ethiopia doesn’t seem like a massive country, with a land area approximately equal in size to the U.S. state of Alaska. But traveling around the country, particularly by land, makes you feel as if you’re in a much more sprawling piece of territory. The good news is that Ethiopia has decidedly modern elements to its infrastructure (namely, a robust domestic air network), and is working hard to modernize its roads and rails. The better news? My Ethiopia transport guide helps you navigate the good, the bad and the …

You Don’t Know You Like Belgrade Yet, But You Do

Work for accommodation and food with HelpStay.com. This post is sponsored by HelpStay, a trusted global community that enables people to travel and share their help in exchange for a volunteer stay. 60+ locations around the world including Serbia. [What is this?] Serbia’s capital city is like an intimidating uncle you barely know who’s rough around the edges but when …

Should You Visit Dubrovnik or Split?

As I was planning my trip to Croatia back in August, I was adamant that I should visit both of the country’s large coastal destinations, Dubrovnik and Split. After working out the logistics of fitting both these cites into my larger Balkans itinerary, my next task what to structure my time in each to answer a question that had come up many times during my research: Is …

5 Unusual But Useful Tips For Traveling With A Toddler

This is a guest post by Lillie Marshall, who’s previously written about traveling while pregnant. Lillie is a travel blogger at www.AroundTheWorldL.com and mother to two young children. Find her at @WorldLillie on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and beyond. Let’s get the obvious parts of toddler travel out of the way so we can move on to more unusual goodies. First, toddlers are insane, hence toddler travel can stink. Second, toddlers are hilarious and cute, so toddler travel can also be the most fun activity ever. Third, when traveling with…

Be Sure To Do This Before Visiting The Tesla Museum In Belgrade, Serbia

One place you really shouldn’t miss while you’re in Belgrade, Serbia, is the Nikola Tesla Museum. The Tesla Museum is an interactive experience about Tesla’s past as well as our technological future. A history about one of the world’s greatest minds you won’t be able to truly appreciate if you don’t call ahead to the museum first. Who Was Tesla? There aren’t enough …

5 Travel Planning Tips You Never Considered

I’m the picture of a Type-A person—I love making sense of chaos, to organize unruly messes into neat little piles. This is true in basically every area of my life, but especially when it comes to planning travel, a fact you’ll want to pay particular attention to in about…

Everything You Need To Know To Prepare For A Trip To Vietnam

This is a guest post by Claudia Tavani, a former human rights lawyer and academic who has previously written about traveling in Cuba and the 5 best beach in Sardinia, for foXnoMad. Claudia, who is from Sardinia, abandoned her career to follow her true calling, which has taken her on many adventures and misadventures across the world which she shares on her blog, My Adventures Across The World. A favorite destination among backpackers for being a super-budget destination, Vietnam …