TravelCon Updates: Speakers, Sponsors, and More!

Hey everyone! I’m super-duper excited about TravelCon, our upcoming conference to teach people how to build sustainable careers in the travel industry. It’s going to be the biggest — and best — travel media event of the year! I have some exciting updates: 1. We’re sold out! I had to increase the number of tickets to 600, but we are now at our max capacity. I think it’s incredible that it took…

TravelCon Update!

Hey everyone! As you (may) know, I’m hosting a conference in September called TravelCon. For a long time, I’ve dreamed of organizing a conference in conjunction with our Superstar Blogging program. Something that would take everything we have online and bring it to life. I want to bring our students, other travel bloggers, and industry experts together to learn, network, connect, and, overall, have a ton of fun! I love the web, but in-person events are 10x better for learning and networking. This is where you can make the most lasting connections…

Announcing TravelCon: The World’s Premier Travel Event

At the end of 2015, I started a travel media school called Superstar Blogging. Since then, the community has grown to over 1,700 students learning blogging, vlogging, writing, and photography from some of the best minds in — and out of — the travel industry. I created the program so that people could learn the real, practical business skills needed to create …

My 2017 Travel Favorites (countries, food, gear and more!)

Wandering Earl As the end of the year approaches, I want to share my travel favorites from all the experiences that I had in 2017. It was a wild year, one that took me to 28 different countries, led me to 71 different accommodations and gave me some of the most memorable moments of my entire 18 years of travel. So, here are my favorites from this year of adventures… Travel Gift Tinggly This has to be the perfect gift for someone that loves to travel. You choose from one …

What’s Inside A Full-Time Traveler’s Suitcase

Wandering Earl It turns out that a full-time traveler doesn’t really need much stuff. One pair of ripped socks. Boxer shorts with a tear in the back (oh my, these are old). A yellow t-shirt with all kinds of Vietnamese soup stains on the front. Two small tin boxes I bought for no reason at an antique shop in India earlier this year. And a blue belt that I hadn’t seen in about 14 months. That’s a quick glimpse of some of the stuff I just found when I gutted my suitcase this morning in preparation for this …

How to Pick the Best Camera for Travel

Photographs are an important part of the travel experience and, with so many budding photographers in this community, I wanted to create a semi-ongoing series about travel photography. Since I’m not a photographer, I’ve invited professional photographer Laurence Norah of Finding the Universe (and teacher of our Superstar Blogging photography class) to share his wisdom. In this…

UPDATES: I’m Hosting More Speaking Events and a Newer Guide to Free Flights

Hello everyone! Happy Thursday! I’m currently leading a tour around Austin (if you’re in town, come to the BBQ tomorrow) but here’s just a quick update today, as I have two big announcements: First, the Nomadic Network tour is back! A few months ago we started doing a “beta” test of community meetups in preparation for our September launch of a new global community event program (more on that later, like in September). We learned a lot during the first go-round on how …

The Effect of Equipping a Tactical Backpack Around The World

I travel the world as a lifestyle with a highly customized albeit tactical backpack and this is the effect it’s had on me as a civilian and tourist. It’s been nearly 5 years and over 50 countries since I first set off to Bangkok to live as a modern vagabond. I’ve equipped 3 backpacks since day 1, all of them tactical specific. The most current being the FAST Pack EDC. Blacked out, MOLLE covered, unconditionally utilitarian and overbuilt like a …

The Best Travel Clothes For Every Travel Style

The Best Travel Clothes For Every Travel Style originally appeared on Green Global Travel. Your choice of travel clothes don’t seem all that important until you find yourself in remote places with no access to laundry services. Traveling with carry-on luggage only and combining business conferences with ecotourism adventures just complicates matters even more. Traveling together for 8 years now, we’ve gotten much smarter about what travel clothes we pack. We…

High Tech & Lightweight – The Odin 9 Worlds Jacket [Product Review]

I recently spent some time looking for a jacket that I could wear when I was out in the mountains and exploring the countryside. I knew that I needed something that would work well in the elements while also being comfortable and extremely durable. Fortunately the folks at Altitude Sports wanted me to take one of the products for a review. They…

My travel gear list for 2017

It’s been a while since I’ve done a packing list (my last one was in 2014). I was planning to do another one until I realised my 2017 list is remarkably similar to 2014. Not much has changed in my bags, or the bags themselves. Hell, I might even have the very same underwear in there, so I will…

Win $400 Worth of Outdoor Travel Prizes

Here’s your chance to win outdoor travel prizes from our sponsors. It’s time for another giveaway! Barely a month has passed since our last giveaway and we’re doing yet another one. This time, I’ve teamed up with ReddyYeti, a community of outdoor sport enthusiasts who support innovative and ethically run startups. These companies tend to be related to skiing, snowboarding, climbing, hiking, camping, kayaking, mountain biking, and surfing. They help these startups to grow through The ReddyYeti Podcast, where they tell their story through the voice …

Travel Products That Will Save Your Sanity

Travel gear Are you a chronic overpacker? One of those people who sit on their suitcase so that it will zip? It doesn’t have to be this way. We’ve picked seven key travel items, from electronics to double-duty clothing and luggage — each that’ll streamline your travel load and save your sanity. Bonus: All of these items…

VINJABOND’s Best EDC Gear of 2016

This is a select few of my most equipped and favorite gear and EDC items that I’ve acquired this past year. The best of their kind for 2016. *9 of my Favorite EDC / Gear Items of 2016 : This is a partial gear list for my on-my-person carry and packing list. The bulk of my equipment is in my FAST Pack EDC Backpack. Read more posts about EDC / everyday carry gear or visit the vagabonding gear shop. Stay up to date with newly published posts, newsletters, …