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