1,500 KILOMETERS LATER: A STORY OF CYCLING ACROSS FRANCE
An emotional pilgrimage.
HOW SOLO TRAVEL TAUGHT ME TO LOVE MYSELF
One girl’s journey to self-affection.
WHAT YOU WANT IS GOOD ENOUGH
Is your dream a simple one? Perfect. No need to make it more complicated or difficult.
SOLO TRAVEL IS HARD. DO IT ANYWAY.
If what you want is a life of travel, don’t let being alone stop you.
WHY I’M GRATEFUL FOR EVEN THE TOUGH STUFF
Sometimes we don’t know just how far we’ve come until we hit a snag.
NOTES FROM A BEAUTIFUL, DIFFICULT LIFE
For me, depression is something like this.
HOW TO PACK UP, TAKE OFF, & EXPLORE THE WORLD BY BIKE WITH SHIRINE TAYLOR
One girl’s journey around the world on two wheels.
HOW I MAKE MONEY WHILE TRAVELING THE WORLD FULL-TIME
I left my permanent address behind almost two years ago. Here’s the job(s) that make it possible.
EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT TRAVELING WITH A DOG
A roundup of the common questions I get about ESAs, therapy animals, and traveling the world with a dog.
HOW I GOT SWISS RESIDENCY (WITHOUT GETTING MARRIED, GOING BACK TO SCHOOL, OR GETTING A JOB)
One girl’s route to legally stay in Europe as a non-European.
HOW TO MAKE A TEMPORARY HOUSE FEEL LIKE HOME
Hint: it’s the little things that make a space feel cozy.
HEY SOLO TRAVELER GIRL, DON’T YOU EVER GET LONELY?
Addressing one of solo travel’s most common fears.
HEY FULL-TIME TRAVELER, HOW DO YOU PLAN FOR THE FUTURE?
What about retirement, you crazy hippie?
HOW TO TRAVEL EUROPE FOR $2,000 A MONTH
Real budgets for adventures in France, Scotland, Switzerland, and more.
EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT FULL-TIME TRAVEL
Your questions, all answered in one place.
Ask a Local
ASK A LOCAL: WHAT SHOULD I DO/SEE/EAT IN VERONA, ITALY?
The insider’s guide to Verona.
ASK A LOCAL: WHAT SHOULD I DO/SEE/EAT IN NAPLES, ITALY?
Where to eat, what to do, and how to stay safe.
ASK A LOCAL: WHAT SHOULD I DO/SEE/EAT IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC?
Do as the locals do in Prague.
ASK A LOCAL: WHAT SHOULD I DO/SEE/EAT IN LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND?
One expat tells all.
ASK A LOCAL: WHAT SHOULD I DO/SEE/EAT IN PARIS, FRANCE?
Ooh, la la. Insider tips for France.
CONFESSIONS OF A LESS-THAN-SAVVY TRAVELER
When it comes to travel, no one really has it all together.
ROMANCE ON THE ROAD: ON BEING CHASED AROUND THE WORLD
An unexpected turn.
THE DARK SIDE OF SOLO TRAVEL
What happens when you’re hospitalized in a foreign country?
CONGRATULATIONS, BRITISH IMMIGRATION. YOU’VE OBVIOUSLY JUST CAUGHT A DANGEROUS CRIMINAL.
Welcome to my nightmare.
SOLO FEMALE GOING TO COLOMBIA? JUST DON’T.
The scariest place I’ve ever been.
HIKING THE ALPS: TO THE TOP OF SCHILTHORN
My favorite Alpine hike.
Writing & Business
HOW DO TRAVEL BLOGGERS MAKE MONEY?
Do travel bloggers make enough to live on? You betcha. Does it come from the blog itself? Usually no.
THE NOT-AS-SEXY-AS-YOU-THINK STORY OF HOW I MAKE MY LIVING AS A WRITER
Can you make a living as a travel writer? And what does getting there look like?
HOW I BECAME A PAID TRAVEL WRITER
Want to be a writer? It’s not just about writing.
SO YOU WANT TO BE A PAID WRITER?
There are lots of ways to make a living off your words. Here are a few.