15 Things I’ve Learned From Visiting 15 Countries

There are affiliate links in here. Last year I wrote a post about 15 things I've learned from driving across the US seven times.  I thought it would be fun to share some things I've learned from visiting 15 countries around the world.  Some of these things are practical.  Some are glaringly obvious things I…

Best Outdoor Adventures In Central America

There are affiliate links in here. Central America is an outdoor lovers paradise.  With everything from hiking to caves and flowing lava to flowing emerald water, Central America has it all.  No matter if you're a backpacker on a budget or a luxury traveler with money to burn, these are best adventures in Central America you…

Not-So-Typical Travel Gift Guide

There are affiliate links in here.   I know, I know.  It's not even Halloween yet.  But, that just gives you plenty of time to get some of these awesome gifts for your loved ones before the holiday rush begins!  I decided to do a not-so-typical travel gift guide because I'm sick of seeing the…

36 Pictures That Will Put Taiwan At The Top Of Your Bucketlist

There are affiliate links in here. Like Slovenia, I realized I had a ton of pictures from Taiwan that I never shared.  Or probably even edited.  Sometimes I like to go back and look at pictures from past trips because I'll see some and think why didn't I do anything with this yet?  So, these are…

Why Skillshare Is The Best

There are affiliate links in here.     After seeing Skillshare pop up on a few blogs I love, I decided to give it a shot.  I always like learning new things and figured this was the perfect chance.  It is a website with over 17,000 classes so you can learn anything from SEO to macrame…

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7 Reasons You Should Visit Taiwan

There are affiliate links in here.   It's no secret that I love Taiwan, or that I didn't love it at all the first two weeks I was there.  I spent a month making my way around the little island, spending most of the time in Taipei.  I ended up going back between Japan and the…

How I Found My Favorite Book

I lugged this brick of a book around with me for a whole month.  30 whole days with Shantaram either in my hand or my backpack.  Over 900 pages became part of my backpack that day when I picked it up in Taiwan. I was in the homestretch of a backpacking trip and on my…

Things To Consider In A Seasonal Job

How to find a seasonal national park job Why you should work seasonally at least once What to pack for a national park job Now that you know why you should work seasonally and how to find the job you want, I'm going to tell you the things I think you should ask about that…

How To Find A Seasonal National Park Job

Why you should work seasonally at least once Things to consider in a national park job What to pack for a national park job Last year I got into working seasonally around the US in, or near, national parks.  I didn't even know it was a thing until someone I used to work with went…