Happy holidays, friends. While you’re reading this, I’m cozied up back in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland and it’s snowing in big fluffy chunks. What are you up to this holiday season?
:: First, some exciting news: I got my 2015 visa for Switzerland. In case you’re dreaming of moving abroad yourself, my favorite book on the topic is Getting Out: Your Guide to Leaving America.
:: Recently, I started a 2015 travel wish-list. This photo essay put Slovenia’s pretty capitol near the top.
:: Speaking of photo essays…God, it’s pretty in Alaska.
:: Finally, looking for more reading recommendations? Here’s an interview I did about my reading habits.
And here are some old posts to help you budget and save while traveling:
+ How to Save Money (Or Maybe Even Make Money) On Your Next Vacation
Finally, a massive thank you to everyone who has donated to keep this blog ad-free and going.
You guys are amazing.
And for anyone who missed it, in order to keep the site ad-free and running, to help with Luna’s massive 2014 vet bills, and to make the many loving hours I put into this blog and answering the emails I get through it a little more sustainable, I’ve started taking donations.
Have I brightened your day, inspired your next trip, or just entertained you for a bit? You can now donate in two simple ways:
1) Head over to Patreon to become a patron with a monthly donation (that you can cancel at any time). You can choose any monthly amount (and everything helps!), but if you choose $15 or more, I’ll send you a little something (either a postcard or a signed copy of my Italy guide) special.
2) Send a one-time donation to firstname.lastname@example.org via PayPal.
Again, thank you. I’m so encouraged by and grateful for every donation that comes in.