How You Can Help Create the Next Generation of Responsible Travelers

Travel gives us perspective, challenges our expectations, and opens the door to new possibilities. It forces us to see the world and ourselves in a more profound way. I believe that it makes us better people. It gives us experience and understanding that you don’t get when you simply stay in your little corner of the world. It’s like that scene…

The Art Of The Long Layover.

Layovers are not just a great way to break up a horrendously long and cramped flight, but they are also ideal ways to add another destination to your itinerary that you may not have seen otherwise. If you are travelling anywhere in the world as part of a longer trip or gap year, odds are your flight will be long enough to necessitate a …

WordCamp Milwaukee: Creating an Engaging Community and Membership Site

From a talk I did at WordCamp Milwaukee 2015. I helped co-found a company that grew into more than 1,500 paid members that uses bbPress forums, courses, exclusive benefits, and an engaging community. I will share my experience on how I encouraged community engagement and built it all with WordPress, WooCommerce, Sensei, bbPress, WooCommerce Memberships, AffiliateWP, and…

Beers With The Goat: El Chivo Screening At The Wedge At Foundation

Next Thursday, April 19, join the Asheville Running Collective and Blue Ridge Outdoors at the Wedge At Foundation for a screening of El Chivo, a documentary film. As you may already know, Will Harlan is a badass. He’s an accomplished ultimate runner, dad, husband, homesteader, and Editor In Chief of our magazine. He’s incredibly humble, …

The Top 10 Things to Do in San Vicente, Palawan (Philippines)

The Top 10 Things to Do in San Vicente, Palawan (Philippines) originally appeared on Green Global Travel. San Vicente, Palawan is a lesser-known town tucked about halfway between Puerto Princesa City and El Nido, in the northern part of the island. Unlike those more popular tourism hotspots (which undoubtedly helped Palawan earn its place on the list of best islands in the world), San Vicente is largely devoid of luxury trappings. Instead, the town’s homespun and relaxed tropical pleasures offer a…

How to Be More Interesting While Traveling

One of the most common questions I get asked by new travelers is, “Will it be hard to meet people when I’m traveling?” Not everyone is outgoing, extroverted, or comfortable in social situations. When it comes to traveling, introverts will need to work a little harder to interact and connect with their fellow travelers. In this guest post, Vanessa Van Edwards from ScienceofPeople.com shares her expert behavioral tips and tricks on how to be meet people and be more interesting when you travel (or just in general). They say travel is an itch. For me, it…

Fly Fishing for Beginners: A Guided Trip on the Poudre River

Casting my fly out, knee-deep in the chilly waters of the Poudre River, surrounded by the rugged landscape west of Fort Collins, Colorado I was having a moment of reflection. I wasn’t carving down a mountain in 12″ of fresh powder as I’d dreamed of as a kid, but instead enjoying nature’s serenity as a 40-year old man. As a young adult, I was an avid reader of National Geographic Adventure and recall advertisements for fly fishing. The scenic images of a man in a river appealed to me amidst the magazine’s stories of mountaineering …

Travel Is About More Than The Destination.

When you are travelling the world visiting awesome tropical islands and majestic mountain ranges, glittering megalopolis cities and mysterious jungles, take some time to appreciate the journey too, because the journey is what real travel is all about. Any travel blog or website out there, any traditional travel guide book or TV show all tend to be focused on the destination. As they should be to an extent, I mean half of what I do on…

What I Learned From Demoing VR to Hundreds of People

I demonstrated virtual reality at Automattic’s annual company Grand Meetup of +400 people over the course of a week. On some nights we went until 2am playing various games and experiences. Here’s my experience and what I learned during that week. My Setup This was the largest room I’ve ever setup for VR. We had an HTC Vive and Oculus Rift with two computers. I gave the largest amount of space to the HTC Vive for its room-scale capabilities and controllers. I made the mistake of …

Outdoor Family Guide

Meet 10 inspiring outdoor parents and young adventurers exploring our mountains. In 1993, Cindy Ross of New Ringgold, Pennsylvania, an accomplished thru-hiker with the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail already under her belt, set out to hike the Continental Divide Trail with her husband, a pair of goofy llamas, and two toddlers. You read that right. Two…

Saving Endangered Asian Animals: The 10 Best Wildlife Conservation Programs

Saving Endangered Asian Animals: The 10 Best Wildlife Conservation Programs originally appeared on Green Global Travel. Before I begin, I have a confession to make: My name is Anna, and I have a serious soft spot for animals. Endangered Asian animals have become a particular favorite. In the last three years, I have traveled across four continents. In every place we visit, I always check out what type of local animal conservation programs I can visit. Sadly, animal rights in Asia are almost nonexistent. Which is why supporting animal …

Flying High in New Zealand’s Fiordland

“How do you do on boats?” “I love ’em,” I said gripping the seat of the plane tightly. “Well, just picture turbulence as waves you can’t see,” the pilot said with a laugh. “I know turbulence can’t take down a plane, but that doesn’t make this any more comfortable.” The plane was jolted as we passed …

5 Must-Have Items for Female Travelers to Pack

Backpacking in Thailand (photo: David Lee) Looking your best during a trip can be especially tricky and at the same time important. Traveling involves lots of unexpected situations and decisions made in a hurry. And while some may find packing enjoyable, others hate it. It takes a lot of time, a lot of guessing and in the end, you may find you’ve still brought all the wrong things. To make your travels, and especially your packing, easier here are five tips to help you stay stunning while …

What Is Culture Shock And How Can Travellers Deal With It?

Culture shock is a common problem for backpackers and long term travellers, but it is one that is often misunderstood and underestimated. So what exactly is culture shock and how can backpackers deal with it when it happens? Many backpackers experience culture shock at some point during their travels, usually when they arrive in a new destination and especially if that destination is very different culturally and socially from what they are…