I’m moving back to America. Here’s why…

Well hi. This has been a bit of a surprise for most of you—even many friends and acquaintances in Berlin. I’ve kept it under wraps for a while now because, well, I’m terrified of commitment and even the act of saying it out loud was a little hard. I couldn’t even quite agree to say whether “I’m…

Solo Gay Travel as a Backpacker – What You Need to Know!

By Adam Groffman Backpacking is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences that opens you up to the world and allows you to experience new things no matter who or where you are. It can be challenging for every type of traveler, but as an LGBT traveler, there are a handful of unique challenges. I don’t share this as a way to scare off gay travelers from backpacking because it’s truly a rewarding experience, but as a helpful guide for how to best enjoy…

Reflecting on a Year of Travel – My Best Reflections from 2017

By Adam Groffman ‘Tis the season of round-up blog posts! I’ve had a strange and intense year—a lot of personal changes in my life, a lot of updates, a lot of ups and downs. Some of those you’ve seen in my writing whether here on my travel blog, or on my Twitter, or on my crazy rants on Instagram. But a lot I’ve kept to myself. In those times when we’re not sure what’s next, we do what we always do: we look back. But with one foot forward (because …

Getting your RV Education: Overview of Three RV Online Schools

The RV industry is booming right now, and there are more people than ever planning to buy RVs and hit the road. If you’re one of them, then you’re probably elbow deep in information overload trying to learn everything you need to successfully pursue an RV lifestyle. ; When we hit …

13 Awesome Miniature Photos from Around the World

13 Tilt-shift Photos from Around the World With the popularity of our last photo of the week from Prague, we decided to share a few more of our favourite ‘miniature photos’ from around the world. The effect is achieved by combining heavy saturation and sharpness with “over blurring” to the areas that are out of focus. In photography circles, this fun technique is called ‘tilt-shift photography‘, although we created the effect using …

4 Reasons to Take a Language Course When Traveling

By Adam Groffman We live in a world divided by cultures and borders, but thankfully much of the world is unified in a desire to learn and understand from one another. And the best way to do that is arguably through language—our most common type of communication. And while traveling to different cultures certainly helps to bridge our cultural divides, it’s important to remember the power of communication extends beyond touring a foreign place. It’s that chance to speak with those that are different than us that truly teaches us. Languages can…

10 Years as a Technomad – Thoughts on How the Nomadic Community Has Changed

Today is my tenth nomadiversary. If you had asked me 10 years ago what I’d be doing now, a decade later, I can pretty much guarantee you I wouldn’t have said that I’d be ‘still on the road’. Hitting the road with Chris in May 2007 Quite honestly, I really thought this nomadic phase would have been long done and fulfilled by now, perhaps after maybe a couple years? After all…

Happy Hurricane Season: Our Florida Boating “Plans”

Today, June 1, marks the beginning of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. It’ll run until November 30, and it’s predicted to be an active one. And yup, we just bought a boat in Florida. Hurricane strike frequency. The way we see it, aside from rushing our cruising up the east coast to say … upstate New York, there’s no escaping the potential threat. The hurricane strike zone is pretty darn huge. Heck, last season we were chased up into South Carolina ahead of one storm, and dealt with outer bands of Hurricane Matthew as far north as…

Erik the Black’s Ultralight Backpacking Gear List (2013)

I’ve made some changes to my backpacking gear for this year. The biggest change was replacing my ultralight tarp shelter with a fully-enclosed “tarptent style” shelter from Lightheart Gear. I also replaced my patch-covered 3/4 length Thermarest Prolite sleeping pad (which lasted over 4,000 miles) with a new full-size inflatable pad from Exped. I upgraded my ULA Conduit pack to the new version (the ULA CDT) which is very similar, but with a few improvements. (Ultralight Adventure Equipment makes the best lightweight backpacks in the business, I highly recommend them.)…

How I Make Money Remotely From Anywhere in The World

As a location independent vagabond exploring and living continuously around the world, I need to make a living remotely… This is how. *Although these ways to make money remotely are specific to myself as a digital nomad solely utilizing VINJABOND, they can also be applied by anyone else. How I Make Money Remotely From Anywhere in The World /// All I need is a laptop or smartphone with a decent internet connection and I can work…

A little taste of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival

A little taste of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival Last week, we were invited by our friends at Aeroplan (the Premier Partner of Dine Out Vancouver) to join Tourism Vancouver for a night on the town. The annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival is fast approaching and we were invited to …

Saving Asian Animals: The Best Wildlife Conservation Programs

Saving Asian Animals: The Best Wildlife Conservation Programs originally appeared on Green Global Travel.Saving Asian AnimalsThe Best Wildlife Conservation Programs Before I begin, I have a confession to make: My name is Anna, and I have a soft spot for animals. 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 …

NYC Christmas: A Free Walking Tour

NYC Christmas: A Free Walking Tour originally appeared on Green Global Travel.NYC ChristmasA Free Walking Tour Anyone who reads Green Global Travel knows we’re passionate about ecotourism and wildlife conservation. But it’s less well known that we’re equally passionate about Christmas. So when an opportunity came along to visit Mary’s dad in New Jersey for Thanksgiving, we decided to make a quick visit to Manhattan to experience the legendary NYC Christmas attractions for ourselves. We were in…

This year, make the most of your long weekends. Here’s how.

Make the most of your long weekends One of the ways we’re able to travel as much as we do is by taking advantage of long weekends. We often here other working parents say, “I don’t get enough vacation time to travel as much as you do.” Our response is always the same – “yes, you actually do!” You don’t need a week…