Lessons learned on the road vs. lessons learned in school|
My SiteWhat happens when the education you receive on the road starts to make you question the lessons you learned before you left? History is one of those subjects that never fails to look a whole lot different once I'm in a different country. Despi...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Must-have smart phone travel apps
My SiteThe day that smart phones became available, travel changed forever. Immediately, my smart phone became my watch, my alarm clock, calendar, address book, notebook, mirror, and even my flashlight, lessening the number of devices and the weight I...
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
People from cultures that prize individualism tend to misapprehend cultures that don't
My Site“We were leaving not just a place but a consciousness — one in which the “I” was different for the Asmat than for me. It was group, tribe, family, tied together in ways difficult to grasp. For me, as an American, “...
Monday, March 23, 2015
My SiteIn the remote southwestern Ethiopian town of Jinka, Charles Veley and I were drinking araki sorghum whiskey in the bar of a dirt-lane guesthouse full of Mursi tribesmen and their families. Mursi women are usually recognizable by the clay disks...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Vagabonding Case Study: Nellie Huang
My SiteNellie Huang wildjunket.com Age: 32 Hometown: Singapore Quote: Wherever you go, go with all your heart. - Confucius How did you find out about Vagabonding, and how did you find it useful before and during the trip? I've been reading Vagab...
Friday, March 20, 2015
Especially the disasters are worth it
My SiteWhen I’m in the States, sitting on my parents’ couch in the normalcy of the world in which I grew up and my mind begins to wander, it wanders to a moment when my shoes were caked in dust and the Kenyan heat beat on my shoulders. A ...
Thursday, March 19, 2015
The secret of travel is to approximate the life of a local
My Site“When I started traveling professionally, I was surprised and delighted to find that I could still make emotional connections to places. I discovered this for the first time in Portugal, where — after having schlepped around Spain ...
Monday, March 16, 2015
A day spent wandering a city never gets old
My Site"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." -Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go! Travel and time are two topics bantered around by those in the world of travel, those who want ...
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Vagabonding Field Report: Exploring the vastness of Rome
My SiteRome with ancient ruins, delicious pastas, and red wine never fails to disappoint. The eternal city, once the center of the world, still captivates and amazes people from all over the globe. From the gorgeous ceiling of the Sistine Chapel to t...
Friday, March 13, 2015
How to educate a child while traveling
My SiteWhen families first announce their plans for extended travel, many of them are hit with repeated questions about their child's education. Too often, the parents of traveling kids are seen as selfish. Adults feeding their own desires at the exp...
Thursday, March 12, 2015