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A Little Advice … The Eight Travel Products I Deeply Love

Over the past four years of traveling I have carefully honed down to an exact science the very specific things I carry with me when I travel. In fact, I love some of the things I travel with so much that I merely replace them with exact duplicates when they wear down. And in other […]

December 3, 2012 | Continue Reading ...

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A Little Technology … How a Long-Term Traveler Backs Up Heaps of Data

When set off traveling in 2008, I never fathomed what a data hog I would become over the years. I left the US with my trusty (but old) PC laptop and a point and shoot camera. And what’s hilarious to me now, is that I felt like I was overdoing it compared to the romantic […]

October 29, 2012 | Continue Reading ...

A Little Review… The Perfect Travel Camera, My Panasonic Lumix

A year and a half ago I decided to upgrade from my trusty Canon point-and-shoot camera to something with a bit more flexibility…something that would give me the ability to play with manual settings, learn more about photography basics, and yet still take a great photo on automatic. And one that would fit in my […]

February 22, 2012 | Continue Reading ...

A Little Giving…Passports with Purpose Fundraiser

The annual Passports with Purpose (PwP) fundraiser is taking off once again; last year the results were staggering…I watched with amazement as the travel blogging community rallied together and raised nearly $30,000 (yep, thirty thousand from this fundraiser alone!) to build the Passports School in rural Cambodia (complete with a school nurse, daily food, and […]

November 15, 2010 | Continue Reading ...

A Little Thought…The Lost Girls Inspire RTW Travel

Two years ago, nearly to the month, I stumbled across a blog that, quite literally, changed my life. They dubbed themselves “The Lost Girls” and they were three women who quit their jobs in NYC to travel around the world together for an entire year…and what’s more, they documented the entire trip on their blog […]

April 29, 2010 | Continue Reading ...

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A Little Confession…My SEO Job aka Why I’m Not a “Real” Backpacker

I feel like a cheater in the RTW traveler club. You see, members of the RTW traveler club share some key qualities: most save up over the course of several years, they quit their jobs, and they (mostly, aside from travel blogging) single-mindedly backpack the world. I didn’t do that. Not any of it actually. […]

January 26, 2010 | Continue Reading ...