Seven years ago the online world looked pretty different. It was seven years ago when I first started researching my crazy idea to take a career break and travel for a year. As a completely novice traveler, I had no idea where to start in my research or planning, embracing the internet to see […]
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Stay Connected – Travel with a Kindle
I found a new piece of travel gear this summer which I’ll never leave home without any longer. As I raced through the Mongol Rally, my new Amazon Kindle was probably my most used travel gear after my camera. I used it constantly, yet I never finished a book during the whole 5 weeks of […]
Hot Pocket – Wireless Internet Anywhere
I’ve been walking around London all last week with a hot pocket…literally. I’ve been carrying my Tep wireless hotspot device in my pocket as I ride the tube, visit Greenwich, the London Eye, Borough Market, Brick Lane, museums, and friends. The Tep device was a life-saver providing me a constant dose of internet access, which […]
Building an Empire – One Day at a Time
When I was a kid I used to have a vivid imagination and would always beg people to play in my imaginary world. I would play library, school teacher, office (my personal favorite); I think I was a natural builder of empires, whether they be books, homework, or filing. However, recently I’ve had the pleasure […]
Creating an Effective Travel Blog + Contest!
I recently realized that I have been without a ‘typical’ job now for longer than I’ve ever held a job at a particular company – 3 ½ years. My typical length at an employer was about 3 years before I would move on and up. I’ve been traveling and blogging now for 3 ½ years; […]
Lonely Planet Awards – We Need Your Vote!
Lonely Planet Travel Blog Awards The Indie Travel Podcast has been nominated in the Lonely Planet travel blog awards this year. Why do I care? First, I think they put together an excellent travel podcast. I’ve been a regular listener since the day I left the US to travel around the world. They have been […]
Traveling with History in Your Pocket
I know that many of you have heard me rave about podcasts – and yes, I have yet another one to rave about. This one is straight from the classroom…Berkeley University. There aren’t many things I would do different in my life; however, if I could go back to my 18th year, I would change […]
One of my favorite travel ‘companions’ is my ipod. I don’t know how I would have widdled away hours on buses, in airports, or simply waiting in lines without it while traveling around teh world! I use it for to keep travel information via podcasts, language guides, TV shows, Movies, and just simple music. I […]