Booking Cheap Flights — Part 2

This is what booking tickets often feels like. Ask everyone on a flight what they paid and you’ll get a different answer from nearly every passenger. Tell people that your ticket cost less than theirs and you probably won’t make many new friends. But why?...

The Secret to Booking Cheap Flights

I’ve gotten a lot of practice booking cheap flights over the last seven years of crossing both the Pacific and the Atlantic. Amazingly, I’ve gone back and forth so many times now that some of the immigration guys even recognize me when I return to the U.S....

How to Save Money in Europe

Something different — and useful for a change — this week, as I have friends getting ready to head off for Spain on last minute holiday deals, and many others are planning trips to Europe for the summer. I was lucky enough to finally return to Europe at...

Buying Supplies

The last week has been a maddening blur! Goodbyes, packing, writing, photo shoots, more goodbyes… Amidst all the madness and seemingly non-stop errand running, I did manage to finally do one of my favorite pre-travel activities: Buying supplies. I made my...

Vagabonding Packing – Top 20 Goodies to Take

Vagabonding Packing List In my opinion, budget travel is far too important to be left to the professionals. Ask 20 backpackers what they packed and the only thing they will have in common is the fact that they all probably brought too much. Packing is personal, but if...