10 Top Places to Go for New Year’s Eve in 2018

Updated: 11/20/2018 | November 20th, 2018New Year’s Eve is the biggest party of the year. It’s a celebration that brings people together to celebrate all the potential that a new year offers. It’s a...

My 14 Favorite Places to Stay

Posted: 11/19/2018 | November 19th, 2018Amsterdam will always have a special place in my heart. I spent a month there on my first trip around the world in 2006. I made local friends, wandered...

RTW Update: How Heather is Traveling on a Budget

Posted: 11/12/18 | November 12th, 2018Last December, Heather won our round the world trip contest and was gifted a trip around the world worth $50 a day! In January, she started backpacking her way...

My 15 Favorite Places to Stay (Winter 2018)

Posted: 11/9/2018 | November 9th, 2018Paris. It’s a city on everyone’s bucket list. I’ve been dozens of times and my love for the city is well known to you all.  I love visiting Paris...

8 Budget Friendly Vacation Ideas for 2018

Updated: 11/8/2018 | November 8th, 2018While many of us dream of traveling the world (or at least taking a few months off from work in pursuit of adventure), it’s not always feasible, even for...

The Best Neighborhoods in NYC? Here are the Best Places to Stay

Posted: 11/7/2018 | November 7th, 2018Trying to find accommodation in New York City can be a painstaking long process given the large number of hotels and neighborhoods to stay in. This is a city...

13 Ways to Save Money and Explore on a Budget

Updated: 11/06/2018 | Novemebr 6th, 2018As my friends and I drank wine in the shadow of the Opera House, I couldn’t help but be happy – I was back in Sydney for the first time...

Where I Find the Best Travel Deals

Updated: 11/6/2018 | November 6th, 2018Finding the best travel deals is a matter of timing.A lot of people think travel is just plain expensive, but in reality, there are incredible deals happening all the...

12 Amazing Places Not to Miss!

Posted: 11/4/2018 | November 4th, 2018Bangkok is a wonderful city full of history, gorgeous temples, and excitement. It’s an excellent place for travelers as there is a lot to do and see here. It...

Why I Love Solo Female Travel More in My Thirties

Posted: 11/1/2018 | November 1st, 2018Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes our regular column on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert...

Visiting Coral Bay: Australia’s Beach Paradise

Updated: 10/30/2018 | October 30th, 2018We all have our own version of The Beach — that spot in the world where all is perfect and all is paradise. I found my version back in...

10 Best Places to Travel on a Budget in 2018

Updated: 10/30/2018 | October 30th, 2018The world is full of affordable destinations, and it doesn’t require much effort to find them. No matter what continent, there are always places you can visit on a...

Bungy Jumping and Canyon Swinging in Cairns: What it’s Like (Video)

Updated: 10/30/2018 | October 30th, 2018I hate heights, which is something a lot of people find ironic, considering how often I fly. But anyone who has flown with me before knows that I’m a...

How to Eat in New York City on a Budget

Posted: 10/29/2018 | October 29th, 2018New York City has a reputation for being one of the most expensive dining destinations in the world. It’s easy to wander into high-end restaurants without realizing it and...

How Much Does it Cost to Visit Thailand in 2018?

Updated: 10/28/2018 | October 28th, 2018Traveling Thailand can cost as little or as much as you want it to be. This is a country that covers all budgets! This is a country where...

My 15 Favorite Activities for Any Trip

Updated: 10/28/2018 | October 28th, 2018The first time I was in Sydney (all the way back in 2007), I spent most of my days sitting in the botanical gardens, reading a book and looking...

Sri Lanka Travel Guide | Best Tips For Your Trip

Updated: 10/26/2018 | October 26th, 2018My visit to Sri Lanka — a jewel–shaped country in the Indian Ocean — was an unexpected surprise. I didn’t have a lot of expectations for the trip. But...

Travel Mistakes: 12 Things Not to Do When On the Road

Updated: 10/25/2018 | October 25th, 2018Travel writers always talk about what to do when you travel. It’s all must-see attractions and things to do. Go here, do this, see that, act this way. But...

What to See and To Do & a Suggested Itinerary

Updated: 10/25/2018 | October 25th, 2018San Francisco is one of the most eclectic cities in the United States. It’s home to liberals, hippies, hipsters, techies, immigrants, yuppies, one of the oldest gay scenes in...

Announcing TravelCon 2019 (And Our First Group of Speakers)

TravelCon 2018 has been over for a month now. It was a huge success, with close to 600 attendees, over 30 sponsors, about 85 speakers, countless connections made, and endless fun. I loved every...

9 Places Not to Miss

Updated: 10/20/2018 | October 20th, 2018One of the upsides to being an independent writer is that I’m my own boss. There are no deadlines, no one to pester me, and no outside burdens. I...

My Favorites of 2018 (So Far)

Posted: 10/19/2018 | October 19th, 2018I’ve been terrible this year when it comes to books. I started off with a reading bang but writing my own book and planning TravelCon took up so much...

13 Books That Will Give You Serious Wanderlust

Updated: 10/16/2018 | October 16th, 2018The end of the year is just that time for favorites lists – and I’ve written about the best travel books many times over! I love talking about travel...

Best Hotel Booking Sites to Save You Money in 2018

Updated: 10/15/2018 | October 15th, 2018As much as I love hostels and other forms of cheap accommodation, there is something nice about the luxuriousness of a hotel: the clean room, comfy bed, desk, iron,...

Your 17 (Easy) Step Guide on How to Plan Your Trip in 2018

Updated: 10/9/18 | October 9th, 2018I remember when I started planning my first trip around the world. I had no idea what I was doing. When I decided to quit my job and travel...

What to See and Do in NYC in 2018 (Bonus: Suggested 4 Day Itinerary)

Updated: 10/9/18 | October 9th, 2018When my friends visit New York City, they want to see it all. They have laundry lists of places to visit, things to do, restaurants to eat and bars...

28 Best Places to Visit in the USA in 2018

Updated: 10/8/2018 | October 8th, 2018From sea to shining sea, the United States is home to a diverse landscape — both culturally and physically. Spending months traveling across its vast landscape gave me a...

Is Morocco Safe? 9 Ways to Stay Safe (and Sane) During Your Visit

Updated: 10/15/2018 | October 15th, 2018Wandering around the Fez medina, I could feel the stares. “Where are you going? Want to go to the tanneries? I’ll take you. No money. Don’t worry!” the medina’s...

GET ALL OUR BOOKS ON KINDLE NOW!

Posted: 9/13/2018 | September 13th, 2018Today is a big day over here! While we’ve been creating PDF guidebooks to destinations around the world for years, we’ve lacked the one thing people really want these...

Finding Love and Home in Tbilisi, Georgia

Post: 9/12/18 | September 12th, 2018“When did you first hear of Georgia?” Mako asked after a long drag from her cigarette. She was a Georgian tour guide helping my friend Dave, who was also...

World Nomads Review: What’s Included & What’s Not

Updated: 9/11/18 | September 11th, 2018For as long as I’ve been traveling the world, I’ve used World Nomads as my travel insurance provider. Though I’ve written about travel insurance in the past, I’ve never...

A Complete Guide to Attendering Oktoberfest 2018

Updated: 9/10/2018 | September 10th, 2018“How many days are you at the Wiesn (Oktoberfest) for?” the German girl wearing her Bavarian dirndl across the table asked me.“We’re here for five days,” I replied, putting...

A Complete Guide to Attending Oktoberfest 2018

Updated: 9/10/2018 | September 10th, 2018“How many days are you at the Wiesn (Oktoberfest) for?” the German girl wearing her Bavarian dirndl across the table asked me.“We’re here for five days,” I replied, putting...

Gaudi’s Barcelona: A Complete Visitor’s Guide for 2018

Updated: 9/9/18 | September 9th, 2018You can’t visit Barcelona without seeing Gaudi’s influence everywhere you go. He’s the city’s most famous architect helped shape the design of the city during its booming 19th and...

How You Can Help Solve This Global Travel Problem

Posted: 9/6/2018 | September 6th, 2018Years later, I returned to the scene of the crime: Costa Rica. It was in that country that I first fell victim to the travel bug, a disease that...

The Students from the Victor School Return from Guatemala. Here’s the Recap!

Posted: 9/4/2018 | September 4th, 2018Earlier this year, we announced our latest FLYTE partnership, with the Victor School from rural Montana. Our goal was to send a group of its high school students to Guatemala...

What to Do and See (Updated 2018)

Updated: 9/1/2018 | September 1st, 2018Most of the people who know me know that I love Sweden. It’s filled with beautiful landscapes, lakes, mountains, fjords, buildings, and of course people. If the country didn’t...

The Top Things to See and Do in Brussels in 2018

Updated: 9/1/2018 | September 1st, 2018Welcome to the capital of Belgium and the European Union. At times it can feel a little stuffy, but it is also a picturesque and historic city with lots...

A Complete Visitor’s Guide to the Waitomo’s Glowworm Caves

Updated: 9/1/2018 | September 1st, 2018Waitomo is famous for one thing: worms. And not just any ol’ worms but glow worms! Every year thousands of travelers come here to see the famous glow worms...

What to See, Do, & Where to Stay in 2018

Updated: 9/10/2018 | September 10th, 2018The cobbled streets, tight quarters, the castle, the Gothic architecture of many of its buildings —Edinburgh’s beauty is inescapable.Originally, I visited Edinburgh for my birthday back in 2009 and,...

How to Start a Travel Blog in 2018

Updated: 8/31/2018 | August 31st, 2018Whether as a hobby or profession, starting a travel blog is pretty easy. You can set it up in under 30 minutes. It’s gotten a lot easier than when...

This Non-Nomadic Life (Part Deux)

Posted: 8/30/2018 | August 30th, 2018Years ago, when I tried to slow down and travel less, I wrote a post on my new “non-nomadic” life.It didn’t stick — and I was quickly back on...

41 Top Signs You are a Travel Addict

Updated: 8/29/2018 | August 29th, 2018The travel bug. Chances are if you’re on this website, you’ve got it (or will soon). If you’re always dreaming of far-flung adventures, pining for a change of scenery,...

10 Common Questions about Solo Female Travel

Updated: 8/27/2018 | August 27th, 2018Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in...

8 Myths About Solo Female Travel Debunked

Updated: 8/26/2018 | August 26th, 2018Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes our regular column on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share...

What I Do When I Don’t Travel: 20 More Facts About Me

Posted: 8/23/18 | August 23rd, 2018Years ago, I wrote a post about things I like to do beyond just travel. While I drop hints here and there about the “non-Nomadic Matt” me but today...

Free Things to Do in Washington, D.C. in 2018

Updated: 8/22/2018 | August 22nd, 2018Washington D.C. is a place I’ve been to many times throughout the years. I love the city: there are people from all over the world, there’s a ton of...

9 Ways to Stay Safe When You Travel as a Female

Updated: 8/21/2018 | August 21st, 2018Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse is our go to solo female travel expert and writes a guest column featuring tips and advice. It’s an important topic I...

47 Signs You Might Be a Backpacker

Updated: 8/20/2018 | August 20th, 2018Backpacking. It’s more than just slinging a pack over your shoulder and setting off into the wild blue yonder. It’s a way of seeing the world and interacting with...

The 10 Best Destinations for Solo Female Travelers in 2018

Updated: 8/19/2018 | August 19th, 2018Every month (most of the time), Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice for solo female travelers as I obviously can’t talk expertly on...