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A Guide to Exploring Guatemala by Chicken Bus

What’s ridiculously colorful, bone-rattlingly loud, and has a roller coaster-level of thrill? Why yes – none other than Guatemala’s main form of inter-city transportation: the chicken bus. You may know these as an iconic symbol of the region, or you may have heard horror stories about gut-wrenching rides through the mountains, but whatever you’ve learned, […]

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A Letter From the Editor: Is The Kay Days Dead?

Dear Travel-Loving Readers, You might notice that I haven’t written since August. Months have gone by, a few countries have come to pass, and yet, this site has been completely and utterly silent. Facebook and Twitter have remained untouched. Emails have gone unanswered. What happened to the adventures, the laughs, the frugality and the spontaneity? Has […]

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A Photo Essay of My Iceland Trip, Featuring the Lopapeysa

“Takk fyrir,” I mumbled quietly as I accepted my passport from the immigration officer. He smiled back at me and nodded, his piercing blue eyes staring back at me. In our 4 AM glory, my sister and I landed in Iceland after a turbulent but painless 5-hour flight. Landing in Reykjavik, I expected it to be dark outside, […]

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A Guide to Living Life With Less

This is part of my “Money Smarts for Travelers” series. If you want to see more about planning the trip of a lifetime, please sign up for my newsletter to get monthly emails with exclusive updates, stories and offers. Friends don’t send friends junk mail, so I promise I won’t spam you! If you’ve backpacked before, you know […]

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How Solo Travel Made Me Stronger

Get ready, friends, you’re about to embark on a 3,000-word solo travel journey which tells the story of how I started traveling solo, and what I’ve learned in the process. It’s a very personal account with a lot of secrets I’ve never posted on my blog before, so I hope you enjoy getting to know a […]

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7 Things Travel Has Taught Me About Finances

This is part of a week-long “Money Smarts for Travelers” series. If you want to see more about planning the trip of a lifetime, please sign up for my newsletter to get monthly emails with exclusive updates, stories and offers. Friends don’t send friends junk mail, so I promise I won’t spam you! Before I started […]

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18 Ways to Spend Less While Traveling

This is part of a week-long “Money Smarts for Travelers” series. If you want to see more about planning the trip of a lifetime, please sign up for my newsletter to get monthly emails with exclusive updates, stories and offers. Friends don’t send friends junk mail, so I promise I won’t spam you! She looked at […]