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

Live abroad for FREE with a house sitting gig

  Several years ago, a friend living in Brooklyn told me that she had stayed for free all summer in a swanky, upper east-side NYC apartment. All she had to do was feed two cats. That’s it. It was a friend of a friend of a friend kind of connection. I couldn’t believe it! I’d heard about this house sitting thing, but it seemed way … Continue reading Live abroad for FREE with a house sitting gig

7 Instant Ideas for Weekend Adventure

I still maintain that it takes a lot less money than you might imagine to hop around the world, but what it definitely does take is TIME. So when you don’t have that slippery commodity of time to lounge about on the beaches of Brazil or ride horses in Portugal, when you’ve got only the weekend to play with, what CAN you do to satiate … Continue reading 7 Instant Ideas for Weekend Adventure

No worries at the end of the world–Guincho Beach, Portugal

Spring is over when I travel to Lisbon after the end of a long relationship, after the end of a cold and exhausting era in my life. When I arrive to the sun-dazzled city, its buildings swathed in colorful tiles, I am flooded with brochures and guidebooks on where to go, what to eat, what to do. It’s hard to think, I am tired of … Continue reading No worries at the end of the world–Guincho Beach, Portugal

Interested in becoming a travel writer? Here’s how to start today.

It’s not easy to make money as a travel writer—some of the biggest travel publications (print and online) are paying less and less these days, and more of them also want you to provide your own photos. You could become that travel writer who also has the talent to take fantastic, hi res photos. But just remember that it means one more heavy, clunky, and … Continue reading Interested in becoming a travel writer? Here’s how to start today.

Here’s what it’s really like to be a Digital Nomad

  For the blog of CreativeLive.com, here’s a post I just wrote about the challenges of being a digital nomad. Original post here. Is the Digital Nomad Lifestyle Right For You? It’s not just a fleeting trend–the digital nomad way of life is definitely on the rise. Fed up with being tied down, people are quitting their 9 to 5 jobs, selling or giving away … Continue reading Here’s what it’s really like to be a Digital Nomad

How to get FREE flights and housing abroad–seriously.

Besides hoarding your frequent flier miles, there are actually other methods of scoring free travel—and some of these ways also throw in free accommodation and maybe a bit of a stipend. Intrigued? If you have some scholarly and/or artistic talents, if you can fill out an application like you mean it, or if you are just too damn creative for your own good, then read … Continue reading How to get FREE flights and housing abroad–seriously.