A travel blog for those afraid to travel.
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If the idea of traveling makes your heart beat faster, but the question of “how” fills you with doubt, you’re not alone. I was there once. But after years of putting it off, I finally took the first step towards longterm travel and I haven’t looked back since. Now, I want to help you take those first steps as well. So stop waiting for tomorrow and learn how to travel smarter today.




New Year Reflections

January 1, 2017

It has many different names; wanderlust, the travel bug, vagabond dreams… Call it what you will, if you’re here, odds are you’ve got...


Staying Safe While Traveling Abroad

November 22, 2016

While preparing to travel abroad for the first time, you will undoubtedly hear horror stories from concerned family and friends about unwary travelers...


Updates, Apologies, and Guest Writers! Oh My!

November 20, 2016

Hi there!It’s been almost two months since my last post on here. I definitely did not intend to let that much time go by without an update, but ...


From what to pack, to how much to save,  and everything else you need to get ready before traveling.

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Services to Check Out Before You Travel

August 28, 2016

Now that we’ve covered what to pack when traveling, let’s take a look at some intangible things you may want to bring with you as well. I&...

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My Gear Recommendations

August 24, 2016

If you’ve read my previous post on what to pack for your trip, you should already have a pretty good idea of what to take with you on your trave...

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What to Pack for Your Trip

August 21, 2016

One of the biggest obstacles I faced when first preparing to travel was deciding what to pack. If you’re planning to be out for an extended amou...