Insider tips on how to find cheap flights

Is there a trick to finding cheap airfare? Well, yes and no. I know that’s an annoying answer. But after years of ticket searching practice for short and long trips in diverse parts of the world, I would say there are various tricks you can use depending on your individual circumstances. What worked for your friend when he booked his vacation may not work for … Continue reading Insider tips on how to find cheap flights

Road Trip to India, from Spain! Well sort of.

Finally, I was taking my boyfriend to India, after many months of planning and waiting and visa applications and passport renewals. Finally, he would experience and understand the chaos, and food, that I knew and loved so much. Because we were wrapping up a Workaway gig in Spain right before the India trip, we had tickets for a 6pm train from Alicante to Barcelona on … Continue reading Road Trip to India, from Spain! Well sort of.

Squid on a Stick & Monkey Islands: 9 Tips For Your First Visit to Thailand

Heading to Thailand for the first time and need some ideas? After spending time in Chiang Mai, Bangkok and the beach town of Pranburi, I’ve got some tips to share with you. But the most important advice: EAT! Eat as much of the street food as you can physically manage, walk around for 15 minutes and then go eat MORE. Don’t worry, you can’t get … Continue reading Squid on a Stick & Monkey Islands: 9 Tips For Your First Visit to Thailand

How to (more comfortably) travel by train in India

  India has the world’s largest railway system, and even if you book 2 months in advance, the earliest allowed, you can still end up on a waiting list. My advice is to get a local to help you. Make a friend, ask a local couch surfer. It will be much easier that way to get the seats and dates/times that you want. My friend … Continue reading How to (more comfortably) travel by train in India

Loving and Leaving the Schengen Zone

Nostalgic Lisbon had been a sun-dappled dream, but my 90 Schengen Zone days were rapidly coming to an end. I couldn’t bear the thought of parting with my morning pingado and pastel de nata, but as a non-EU citizen without a long-term visa, the rules in place allowed me only 3 months of basking in the European lifestyle. But unwilling to accept defeat, I did … Continue reading Loving and Leaving the Schengen Zone

Why You Should Give Ridesharing a Chance

Wanna go for a ride? asked the formerly awesome Billy Corgan. How about a rideshare, you nonchalantly reply. The fabulous rideshare concept, now considered part of the “sharing economy,” is definitely not a new concept. When you need (or prefer) to be somewhere at a certain time, ridesharing is not as up in the air as hitchhiking (more on that sweet sport later), since you … Continue reading Why You Should Give Ridesharing a Chance

The Ballet Dancer of Ivancha

Like the others, this house kept no mailbox. Here was hard to reach, and hard to leave. The thin, weed-lined roads from the gate before the two-story house led into calm hills of grazing sheep and grassy patches with a few scattered donkeys or cows or a cluster of chickens. To tomatoes and fields of corn or sunflowers. At night, tractor combines returned home like … Continue reading The Ballet Dancer of Ivancha