5 Amazing Adventure Trips You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Experience

How much does it cost to climb Mount Everest? These days, about $70,000 dollars. Yeah, it’s totally annoying that the uber rich can pretty much buy their way to the top, complete with porters to carry their Gucci-brand climbing gear. But don’t be bitter, because today we’re going to talk about cheap adventure trips that all of us can afford.

You see, most super-posh adventure trips have a cheap alternative. Often it’s lurking surprisingly close — in the next mountain range or valley over. And once in a while, it’s possible to take the same itinerary for a fraction of the price.

Let’s look at some examples of cheap adventure trips. Continue reading 5 Amazing Adventure Trips You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Experience

11 Tips You Need to Know When Dating a World Traveler

So you’re meeting a hot girl for beers, and her online dating profile looks like Nat Geo’s Instagram feed. Or maybe that new guy you’re seeing spent a year in the Gobi desert installing solar panels in yurts. How do you convince your worldly new boo that you should totally buy your next plane ticket together? Here are eleven tried and tested ways to romance a world traveler — or at least not scare them off. Continue reading 11 Tips You Need to Know When Dating a World Traveler

How to Plan a Trip When the Timing Is Bad

In a past post, we talked about how there’s no perfect time to plan a trip.

If you wait for the travel stars to align, you’ll never get off the couch. There will always be problems at work, hard times for family members, scary stuff happening in the news, and love interests who want you right here.

If you want to travel the world, you’re going to have learn to fearlessly plan a trip even when the timing sucks.

And you can totally do it.

In today’s post, I’ll show you how to be a kick ass trip planner who powers through procrastination and worry and gets that flight booked fast.

The secret? You have to create momentum and excitement that’s bigger than your doubts.

Here’s how. Continue reading How to Plan a Trip When the Timing Is Bad

3 Reasons You Should Totally Visit a Muslim Country in 2017

Pissed off about the Trump travel ban? Well let’s fight the travel ban with travel. What if all the badass indy travelers out there committed to visit a Muslim country for at least one week this year?

In addition to making a statement, this could be a lot of fun. I’ve lived in two Muslim-majority countries and traveled to eight more. And I have to say, I’m getting kind of addicted to them.

Now you might argue that our personal travels aren’t going to affect America’s terrifying foreign policy plans or help our president grow a brain cell.

And you’re right.

But here are a few reasons visiting a Muslim country this year would be good for both you and humanity. Continue reading 3 Reasons You Should Totally Visit a Muslim Country in 2017