Tag: tips

The lazy-traveler’s comprehensive guide to budget travel tips

I recently returned from five beautiful months gallivanting around Europe, my first solo travel trip. I saw five countries in five months, and it felt as though I walked through three of nature’s seasons, deepening my experience of time. I didn’t plan for that, nor did I plan that I’d visit five countries in five months when […]

11 tips for making friends while traveling alone

We’ve all been there, right? You find a friend who is willing to travel with you, go back and forth for weeks about destinations and schedules, finally agree on the where, when, and what of your trip, get super hyped and begin making preparations, and suddenly your friend’s brother is getting married that week or […]

Essential tips for traveling alone for the first time

I’ve been traveling alone for four years now and I’ve learned a lot about myself, the world and the many types of humans that you meet along the way. I can still remember the first time that I traveled alone and all the mistakes that I made. I now look back on that trip and […]

15 simple travel safety tips everyone should know

From drive-by purse snatchers to identity thieves to much more dangerous criminals like kidnappers and sex traffickers, there’s always some story in the news about someone taking advantage of travelers. So far in my travels, I’ve never had any serious problems, thank goodness, and the vast majority of travelers will never fall victim to anything […]