How I Afford to Travel: Seasonal Work

Today I want to talk about the other side of travel. Not the silly mishaps that make for great travel stories, but the reason I am able to travel in the first place: work. Travel costs money, and everyone has to work to get that money (unless you’re one of those mythical trust fund babies,… Continue reading How I Afford to Travel: Seasonal Work

New Zealand Adventures: 2 Months on the Road

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The First 24 Hours in New Zealand

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Translating a Place: My Experience in Glacier National Park

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The American Bison

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My Experience with Couchsurfing

I always had reservations about using Couchsurfing in the past. I loved the idea of it: meeting new people, getting a local’s take on the city, having someone to hangout with, and of course having a free place to stay. While all that sounded great, I also worried about all of the bad things that… Continue reading My Experience with Couchsurfing