2017: My Travel Wish List & Resolutions

While some people may find the predictable end of the year/start of a new year posts a little predictable, I always look forward to writing them. For me, they’re a great way to organize my thoughts and to set priorities for the next 12 months. It’s far too easy to fall into familiar and comfortable Read More

My Favorite 2016 Travel Experiences That Were Just Plain Fun

It’s that time of year again, when we all reflect on the previous 12 months and for me that means reflecting on the great travel experiences I was fortunate enough to enjoy. Today I want to do something a little different though. Rather than highlight the most amazing, transformative experiences I wanted to share a Read More

Experiential Luxury Travel – My Top 2016 Moments

The term “experiential luxury travel” has actually been around for a long time; in fact one of the travel experiences in this post was created by the company in question. Lately though this style has taken on a new life of its own and it’s not just popular, it has quickly became the de facto Read More

Embrace Your Faults To Be A Better Traveler and Person

I started writing this post a number of times. Included here are thoughts I want to express but I’ve been unsure if I should share them. Writing is cathartic and many times I have written deeply personal posts and simply erased them afterwards. The mere act of setting my thoughts and ideas to virtual paper Read More

My Anti-Gift Guide: What You Shouldn’t and Should Buy The Frequent Traveler

It’s that time of year again when every web site and blog has their own holiday gift guide sharing what they think constitutes amazing gifts. That’s certainly true in the travel world and so far I have read through dozens of these guides. I personally don’t love them because they’re usually very self-serving, they use Read More

17 Places You Should Visit In 2017

It’s hard to believe, but 2017 is almost here and in keeping with my year-end post traditions, I thought I’d share a few places I think everyone should visit in 2017. Some are obvious choices, others a little more unexpected but all are amazing places to discover for one reason or another. Also, these are Read More

42 Reasons Why I Love European Christmas Markets

It’s that time of year again – we’re just a few short weeks away from Christmas and the cheer is overflowing wherever you go. This is also my favorite travel time of year because it’s when I make my annual pilgrimage to Europe to explore new areas and eat my way through all of the Read More

How 6 Years of Frequent Travel Has Made Me a Better Person

I’ve always enjoyed travel and once I entered the workforce and started earning a salary, I made it a big part of my life. I used every ounce of personal time off and holidays to see and experience as much as possible. After leaving that job and becoming a full-time travel blogger, those travels have Read More

9 Experiences I’m Thankful For This Year

As hard as it is to believe, 2016 is quickly winding down. For me, it’ll seem even more extreme as I’m traveling for two weeks in December, which means these last couple weeks of November are almost the last ones I’ll spend at home this year. While it’s flown by, 2016 has been another good Read More

Politics, Travel and the Power of People in Turbulent Times

A few months ago, I wrote a post about the importance of travel and how it can help change the world around us in ways we may not have before considered. Rereading it, it seems almost prescient in light of everything that has gone on over the last week. Following the US elections, I felt Read More

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