Posts tagged Travel

Feeding Fernweh: My Travel Plans for 2016

The new year is here, and with it comes the call of new adventure and time to reveal my travel plans for 2016. Fernweh, that farsickness, my longing for faraway places — tugs so strong on my spirit. The end of 2015 it was so strong it was painful. 2015 was more of a transformational year, but 2016 is looking to be a transient and nomadic one packed full of new destinations. It’s time to listen to my heart again.

Last Week Travel: News, Best Articles, Life in Melbourne, and More — November 22nd-28th

Hello Lost Ones and welcome to your weekly digest of travel related news, my picks travel blog articles you must read, my favorite Instagram photos, and other travel related goodies! Each Monday I will (attempt) to send this travel related digital newspaper out, and I will also share an editor’s note about my own life abroad and what I am currently up to. As always, I encourage you to share your views — but with news articles and current world events please keep it respectful. Also, have you come across a favorite… Read More

Are Hostels Safe? And Should New Travelers Stay in Hostels?

When you first start to travel, so many fears can pop into your head from getting robbed to missing flights to running out of money. And thanks to Hollywood horror films, hostels have been added to a list of things encouraged to fear, and for some, evoke images of kidnapping and torture. In general, most news you see on TV around the world is bad news, and most western governments use scare tactics to keep people at home. The world is a dangerous place. That’s a silly generalization, and after hitting my 4 year travel anniversary it’s… Read More

Last Week in Travel November 15th-21st: News, Best Articles, and More.

Hello Lost Ones and welcome to your weekly digest of travel related news, my picks travel blog articles you must read, my favorite Instagram photos, and other travel related goodies! Each Monday I will (attempt) to send this travel related digital newspaper out, and I will also share an editor’s note about my own life abroad and what I am currently up to. As always, I encourage you to share your views — but with news articles and current world events please keep it respectful. Also, have you come across a favorite… Read More

Battling Hundreds of Emotions When You First Start Traveling

Excitement. Fear. Elation. Anxiety. Euphoria. Hesitation. There are many words that can be used to describe the millions of emotions one experiences when traveling abroad for the first time, and when I first stepped foot into New Zealand — my first country ever, I experienced all of these and more.I’ve already stated that stepping onto my Air New Zealand plane and flying to the other side of the world was the scariest moment of my life (not because of the Richard Simmons intro they have), but stepping off the plane… Read More

In Jacmel Haiti Abandoned Coffee Factories Become Vibrant Art Galleries

In Jacmel Haiti, we ventured down a shaded side street and into an avenue of crumbling factories that seemed all abandoned. But behind those rusted red doors was something of a secret discovery. Haiti always has something surprising to show. Part of the surprise is that Haiti hasn’t been a destination on the top of most lists to travel to, so much of what’s to see and experience is unknown. But I’ve already gone through the reasons why you shouldn’t judge Haiti by its media coverage and why it is one… Read More

Life Lessons Learned By Almost Dying

[dropcap]BAM![/dropcap] Dead. It happened that quick. Well, at least it can happen that quick. Today I was nearly run over by a car. Had I been riding my bike just a little faster and had I not braked last minute, I could have been roadkill. After my heart stopped racing and I regained my composure, I began to think about what that meant. And it seems like I’ve learned some life lessons by almost dying today. I’m guilty of getting caught up in the everyday grind of things when not backpacking… Read More