Adventure Guides Archive

Traveling with friends without killing each other

Traveling with friends is one of the most fun and rewarding experiences in life. Finding adventures, creating stories you will tell for years, and deepening bonds with people who are important to you. It’s also one of the most trying experiences you can go through, and quickly

Travel is not a means of escape

While traveling around the world, it wasn’t uncommon to hear people casually refer to what I was doing as some sort of “life crisis”, running away from a boring life back home to “find myself”, whatever that means. Just as frequently, I would hear people say they

Barreling Over Life’s Speed Bumps

A few days ago, someone asked me about making new friends while traveling. Specifically: How do I get people to talk to me without going up to say “Hi, my name is…”? The answer, naturally, was that they were asking the wrong question. Every day, people walk

The girl’s guide to dressing well out of one bag

I’m a chronic under-packer. But that doesn’t mean that I wind up wearing the same 3 musty, mismatched outfits when I’m on the road. Instead, it’s actually possible to be fashionable while maintaining your minimalist travel cred. I haven’t checked a bag since 1999. Here are some

Playing with tigers and elephants: Thailand Adventure Guide

Of course Thailand is near the top of most people’s travel lists. It’s covered in exotic beaches brimming with some of the most deliciously healthy food in the world. So many movies have been filmed on its gorgeous islands that you can pick whether you want to