The challenges and rewards of long-term travel|
My Site If there is one thing about long-term travel that is underestimated, it is the challenges that come with it. Living indefinitely on the road is not always wonderful. Sometimes it requires choices that are painful and challenging. Do not...
Friday, February 27, 2015
Taking kids out of school to travel
My SiteThere has been a debate raging within the education community recently. It seems many educators, policy makers, and even some parents feel that taking children out of school to travel is a bad idea. Some have even gone so far as to say traveli...
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Learning to cook Thai food in Krabi
My SiteTraveling often implies a few things about food. In Thailand, for example, it’s assumed that visitors are interested in diversifying their palates and will order Thai iced tea, pad see ew or panang curry, eschewing plain old burgers and ...
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The rising popularity of river cruising
My SiteA record 23 million passengers are expected to take cruises around the globe in 2015, according to Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), which recently made the projection in its annual State of the Cruise Industry Report. Admittedly,...
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The Sacred, by Stephen Dunn
My SiteAfter the teacher asked if anyone had a sacred place and the students fidgeted and shrank in their chairs, the most serious of them all said it was his car, being in it alone, his tape deck playing things he’d chosen, and others knew the...
Monday, February 23, 2015
The Savannah of Travel Writing
My SiteDuring random social occasions it's always with a pinch of pride and much more self-pity that I gulp down when I am introduced to new acquaintances as a "writer". In fact, once my friends drop the "W word", the person who until a moment ago wa...
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Song of the Broken Road- Cambodia
My SiteOur Cambodian truck driver, who says his name is "Mr. T," pulls the Nissan pickup to the side of the road and looks back at me expressionlessly. "You get out!" he says. As if to underscore this suggestion, he steps out of the truck himself, un...
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Vagabonding Case Study: Marco Buch
My SiteMarco Buch life-is-a-trip.com How did you find out about Vagabonding, and how did you find it useful before and during the trip? I found Vagabonding somewhere along the road and found it to be mainly useful for keeping the travel vibe u...
Friday, February 20, 2015
Travelers risk discomfort for the thrill of a new perspective
My Site“Many travelers seek out this high. We seek out what is different from what we behold in our daily lives, whether it is language, fashion, standards of behavior, architecture, climate, or animal species, because beholding what is differe...
Monday, February 16, 2015
Getting my Open Water in Thailand
My SiteLearning to dive was in the front of my mind when I started planning my trip to southeast Asia. Friends had learned in Thailand and I had heard that it was one of the cheapest places to get certified. After some research, we headed towards Koh...
Sunday, February 15, 2015