How-To Guides

How-To Guides

How To Explore While Saving For Your Next Adventure

Resolution season can be stressful. We’re encouraged to set goals and dream big, but for those of us who are currently between adventures (financially speaking), picturing all of the far-off lands we hope to...

Travel Writing Tips: How To Deal With Your Inner Critic

You’ve been here before. It’s the morning after returning home from a life-changing trip. You’ve admired countless amazing sights, immersed yourself in the local culture, learned so many things about yourself and the world...
Positano, Italy: learning to laugh as a solo traveler

Learning to Laugh as a Solo Traveler

I closed my eyes and leaned back, trying to recline comfortably in my beach chair. It was a brilliant August day in Sorrento, Italy, where I was treating myself to a solo vacation after...
A woman jumps over a rocky crevasse at sundown.

How to Maintain Wellness While Traveling

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, and no matter how long you might be gone, it can be difficult to maintain the routines that you practice at home. That said, an active lifestyle...
View of a building's towers with smoke seeming to rise from them

Confronting the Post-Trip Blues

“Beware of destination addiction — a preoccupation with the idea that happiness is in the next place, the next job, and with the next partner. Until you give up the idea that happiness is...
A parent and child during a backpacking trip

How to Plan a Family Backpacking Trip

Whether you are a novice backpacker or have been exploring the woods for years, there are always a number of questions to ask when planning an overnight hiking trip. Where should I go? What...
A directional sign in an endangered language

How to (Actually) Learn a Language at Home

Language immersion (i.e. using your target language in everyday life in a country where it’s spoken) is often stressed as one of the most important steps in the language-learning process. There is a good...
Pedestrians in a central square in Krakow, Poland

Slow Travel: Taking a Step Back

Have you ever sat in the window seat on an airplane, watching the world below crawl by unassumingly, and wondered what it would be like to wander through those distant landscapes? If you answered...

6 Tips for Road-Tripping with Your Dog

I’ve been taking road trips since I was old enough to drive. I started small, spending summer afternoons driving up to a friend’s cabin in Maine or exploring the back roads and speckled foliage...