Transitioning to full-time freelancing has easily been the most challenging thing I’ve done since I first worked up the courage to leave Canada and travel long-term. Last week marked my one-year anniversary as a freelance writer. I was still teaching in Japan when I decided to start aggressively and consistently seeking out freelance projects. Teaching […]
Today’s Sunday Snapshot comes from Andrea Affinati, a 23-year-old Italian girl living in Milan. She blogs at Green and Turquoise, mostly writing about places, people, culture and beauty around the world. Her main goal is to inspire people, push them to break free from their comfort zones, and experience some of the many wonders the world has to offer! […]
I don’t get to write about solo female travel very often. It isn’t really my niche. If you read my blog regularly or even skim my About page, you know that I travel with my partner, Brent, about 95% of the time. When I do travel alone, I find myself approaching each new solo trip […]
A few days ago, Brent and I handed over the keys to our apartment in Chiang Mai and said farewell to Asia permanently after more than 2.5 years. That means it has been almost 5 months since I wrote this post filling you in on our first month as full-time freelancers. I think it’s about […]
Today’s Sunday Snapshot comes from Rebecca Pattee, a 30-something who lives in Seattle and blogs at awayfromtheoffice.com, which is aimed at inspiring office workers to explore the world. “I booked a tour of the Treshnish Isles, departing from Fionnphort on the Isle of Mull. Our first stop of the day was Lunga, home to thousands of puffins […]
As I sat writing this post, I mulled over a series of grabbing titles: “The Best Destination in SE Asia You’ve Never Heard of”, or “Melaka: Malaysia’s Hidden Gem”. In the end, I couldn’t use any of them because the truth is that Melaka (sometimes spelled Malacca) isn’t actually some exciting, off-the-beaten path destination that […]
Today’s Sunday Snapshot comes from former librarian and current wanderer Claire Eichman, who packed up her life in early 2014 and set off to work and travel the world. She has spent time in Thailand, Australia, Mexico, China and Europe, and is currently teaching in rural Korea. She documents her experiences on her blog, Vegetating […]
Temple burnout: I think anyone who has traveled in Asia has reluctantly experienced it at some point. Every city has temples, and they’re often ranked among the top attractions in each place. At first, they’re mesmerizing; all gold-leaf-coated Buddhas and exotically-pointed stupas. Then, slowly, you realize that the memories of each temple you’ve already seen […]
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