HE Goes Global | An Interview with Tayo Rockson

HE Goes Global | An Interview with Tayo Rockson

So, I’m doing something I’ve never done before... I’m sharing a MAN’s perspective on SHE GOES GLOBAL.  Crazy, I know... But before you go running away with the “No boys allowed!” mantra, hear me out.  Tayo is not only host to a fantastic podcast called “As Told by Nomads,” he is a three time Tedx [...]

Overpacking in South America: I’ve become the best/worst backpacker on Earth

Overpacking in South America: I’ve become the best/worst backpacker on Earth

Just over a week ago I flew out of SFO on a one-way ticket to Peru and started a new leg of my round-the-world journey. I felt more excited than nervous this time and had zero panic attacks landing abroad, like that first time two years ago in Madrid (Anyone remember? Good Lawd, what a [...]

Unforeseen costs of long-term travel (and why I don’t care)

Unforeseen costs of long-term travel (and why I don’t care)

One of my personal heroes, Elizabeth Gilbert, said "To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice," and she wasn't kidding.  Traveling is expensive, and not just for your bank account, but I agree with Liz.  It is all worth it.  I've given up a lot to travel, to keep following my dream to see every [...]

Why (and how) I started blogging

Why (and how) I started blogging

Two years ago I embarked on two different journeys that would take me to strange corners of the Earth, and my mind. One started with a backpack and a one-way ticket to Spain, but you've heard plenty about that. The other journey started with me opening my laptop one day in Portugal. Both were equally [...]

5 Ways to Make Money While You Travel

5 Ways to Make Money While You Travel

As much as I'd love to report that money grows on trees here in South Africa and I am rolling in dough, I'm afraid I must give a (small) reality check.... Travel blogging and Digital Nomad living is not as easy as it looks.  There are many hidden (or just not photographed and shared) challenges [...]