I had the great fortune to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer from 2006 to 2008 in the Republic of Zambia. The experience was highly gratifying, but to say I went into my service fully prepared for the challenges that lay ahead is complete and utter nonsense.
Smart Travel Tips
The Beach Based on an excellent book by Alex Garland, this movie is essential viewing material for anyone adventurous. It’s about a young American named Richard, who flies to Southeast Asia in search of an exotic journey.
Everybody poops. Or so they say. For those that find themselves pooping in exotic and remote locations there are a variety of toilets that can be found or created depending on where you are.
For the record, using illegal drugs in any foreign country poses potential risks. However, narcotics offenders in certain countries face steep fines, lengthy prison stays
Imagine staying in a beautiful home in another country for free. Sound too good to be true? It’s not. If you have a flexible schedule,
After my first winter in the Pacific Northwest, I had already decided it was time to spend my summer somewhere sunny and warm. I had
All travelers aspire to be able to sleep anywhere, at any time, in any conditions. Yet, for many, sleeping on airplanes remains the most difficult
As much as I wish it were the case, I’m not currently traveling. I’m sitting in my apartment that has two bedrooms and a whole
It’s the catch-22 of traveling. As young adults, we’re encouraged to take off and explore the world before we saddle ourselves with responsibilities that make it difficult to head off to Mongolia and stay in a yurt for a year. Unfortunately, as young adults, we don’t have any money.
A little etiquette goes a long way, but no etiquette is way more fun. If you’re not satisfied simply annoying your flight attendants, follow these tips to see how quickly you can get your fellow passengers to clench their fists, turn a shade of purple, and give dozens of extremely [...]