Archive for Travel Tips & Advice

Trover Travel Ideas - Chacala

Trover – It’s Still My Ideal Travel Idea Generator

[This post is written in partnership with Trover after using the app and continuing to find it truly useful and worth spreading the word about. I don’t do these kind of posts often – only when I really believe in … Read more

Start Traveling Now

Should You Start Traveling Now or Later?

One day we’ll meet up at a cafe somewhere in the world and you’ll tell me your story, your story of how you went from the mere idea of wanting to travel to actually making it a reality. And I … Read more

Important Travel Rule

The Most Important Travel Rule

It was simply stunning. The sun was rising over the holy Ganges River, with the gentle foothills of the Himalayas off in the distance, the town slowly awakening into a soft pink glow. The atmosphere so peaceful, so serene. I … Read more

Cheapest Month to Travel

Is January the Cheapest Month to Travel?

It all started last Wednesday when, during an afternoon break from doing some work, I decided to go online and look up random airfares from Bucharest. Always a sucker for the beach, the first destination I looked up was Goa, … Read more

Confidence to Travel

Do You Have Enough Confidence to Travel? You Should.

You’re ready to travel. You even bought a backpack. You told your friends that you’re taking off within the next few months. You have a general itinerary and you can’t wait to get on that airplane. But you also know … Read more

Change of Travel Plans

How to Handle a Sudden Change of Travel Plans

Three weeks ago, I attended my close friend’s wedding on a Sunday night in Vancouver. It was a great time, with great people, great food and just a great atmosphere. Once the wedding ended shortly after 1:00am, I then bummed … Read more

Meditation

How Five Minutes of Meditation Makes Me A Better Traveler

Ah, meditation. Legs crossed, hands placed ever so gently on the knees, back straight, baggy cotton clothes flowing perfectly and alas, the look of pure zen on the face. Well, what if I told you that I meditate sitting down … Read more

Perfect Travel Guide - Kintamani Bali

The Perfect Travel Guide That Doesn’t Exist

Wouldn’t it be brilliant if there was one definitive, perfect travel guide full of specific instructions that, when followed step-by-step by anyone on the planet, magically guarantees that we will be out there traveling the world long-term in no time … Read more

Trover - A Travel App Worth Traveling With

Trover – A Travel App Definitely Worth Traveling With

While walking around New York City yesterday, I stopped for a break in Washington Square Park and tried to figure out where I should eat lunch. I had no idea what I wanted to eat or where I wanted to … Read more

What Others Think About You

Why You Shouldn’t Care What Others Think About You

The day I started enjoying my travels the most was the day I stopped worrying about my hair. You see, an old girlfriend of mine used to tell me that I was much worse than her mother and grandmother combined, … Read more