Why you need travel insurance

I’ve met a lot of travelers in my day who have lost big ticket items. Or, they’ve been robbed. Or, their flights have been canceled, rendering entire trips worthless. And, they’ve had no way of recuperating the costs for these things. That, my friends, is why it is so important to get travel insurance.

The Best Gifts for Travelers

There are so many gifts for travelers on the market, and will soon be an onslaught of online gift guides for travelers. But, this guide is different.Welcome to the second edition of The Feel Good Gift Guide, which highlights some of the best gifts¬†for travelers in your life. Why? Below, you will find only sustainableContinue reading “The Best Gifts for Travelers”

Money Matters: How to Travel on a Budget

If you’re thinking about heading out and spending a large chunk of your money, there are resources to keep you traveling longer and options while traveling to stretch the budget. From volunteering in exchange for room and food, to booking sites, shared housing and rides and more, travel can be budget-friendly. I’m against the adviceContinue reading “Money Matters: How to Travel on a Budget”

Money Matters: Why You Must Have Money to Travel

“Quit your job to travel. Now.” “Don’t worry about money. It’s OK. You won’t regret traveling.” “Who cares about the future, you need to enjoy your present.” Or, “It’s OK to spend all your money on traveling, says science,” according to the Huffington Post. (Hello, click bait! which I refuse to link to.) Do theseContinue reading “Money Matters: Why You Must Have Money to Travel”

How to have a Travel Adventure without Adventure Travel

    Adventure. It’s a pretty hefty word with a lot behind it. To me, adventure is more than just jumping out of airplanes … more than climbing a mountain. I’m so not that girl. In my world adventure is about taking risks. Going off my beaten path to experience something new. As a traveler,Continue reading “How to have a Travel Adventure without Adventure Travel”

The world of expats: more of what you need to know

So … you want to be an expat? Making the decision to leave your home country and experience another country is one which should not be an impulsive decision. After being an expat for nearly three years, there are a lot of things to consider before packing up your home life, quitting the job andContinue reading “The world of expats: more of what you need to know”

Getting a Student Visa for Spain as an American

For most of my adult life, I have dreamed of living in Europe. But, as an American, actually¬†living in Europe beyond the Schengen visa limit of 90 in/90 out in a 180 day period makes it pretty much impossible (unless I get hitched to someone with an EU passport, which is never entirely out ofContinue reading “Getting a Student Visa for Spain as an American”

Driving in Israel

I tentatively press my foot on the gas in the black Mazda. Oh so tentatively. “Oh my god,” I saw to Giselle and Cody, who somehow have agreed to be willing participants in the Great Israeli Driving Experience (which I totally just made up). “I cannot believe we are renting a car. I cannot believeContinue reading “Driving in Israel”

Questions to ask before becoming an expat

Making the decision to become an expat isn’t an easy one — there are many factors to consider when deciding to live away from your own country. I have met so many people who tell me they wish they could be an living as an expat. While being an expat is amazing and life-changing, itContinue reading “Questions to ask before becoming an expat”

Preparing for my RTW trip: it aint easy being responsible

It aint easy being responsible.
Sort of.

I went back and forth with two insurance agents — one from the state I live, and one from the state where my car will be parked whilst I galavant and vagabond for months on end. Turns out, unless I want to register my car in the state where it will sit and get pooped on by endless amounts of Canadian Geese migrating, I have to keep the insurance policy I have here.

Great.

Except, in my moment of zeal and excitement, I canceled said policy. Yesterday.