Downsides to traveling alone – yes, there are some

I firmly believe that traveling alone is the best thing that can happen to you, but that doesn't mean that there aren't also negative aspects. There are downsides to everything that has upsides, but they shouldn't stop you from traveling the world on your own.   1. You might get lonely. Let me rephrase that … Continue reading Downsides to traveling alone – yes, there are some

7 ways to reduce your travel costs

You are on a shoestring budget but still want to travel? No problem. If you stick to these 7 tips on how to reduce your travel expenses, you might even end up having a little money left over.   1. Find free accommodation If you find that even staying in hostels is still too expensive … Continue reading 7 ways to reduce your travel costs

Why riding elephants is cruel #stopelephantabuse

We've all seen them - the obvious tourist, sitting on top of an elephant, laughing and taking selfies - without taking just one moment to think about what their "fun" must mean for the elephant. Believe me, I understand why you would think that riding an elephant must be fun - because after all, we … Continue reading Why riding elephants is cruel #stopelephantabuse

How to deal with homesickness

No matter if you're only away for a weekend, two weeks, a month, or a couple of years - I'm sure everyone has experienced homesickness. Being homesick is no picnic - all you think about is your friends, your family, your home - and if you let it, it can destroy your trip. My experience … Continue reading How to deal with homesickness

3 websites to help you with your fear of flying

Wanting to travel the world but being afraid of flying is honestly not the best combination - believe me, I know what I'm talking about. For years I was convinced that I was going to die if I boarded the plane; I did it anyway. Now I'm still not a fan of flying but once … Continue reading 3 websites to help you with your fear of flying

Afraid of flying? – so what?

You already planned your trip and even booked your hostel for the first couple of days, but all you can think about is the flight? Do you already know that once you're on the plane and it is about to take off, you will start to feel queasy and that your knees will become real … Continue reading Afraid of flying? – so what?

Traveling full-time: how to get your parents off your back

"So what are you going to do with your life?" - Does this sound familiar? I'm sure you love your parents, but you probably have to admit that sometimes they can be a little over-protective and pushy - especially when you want to do something they consider "dangerous" - like traveling on your own. Telling … Continue reading Traveling full-time: how to get your parents off your back