6 Free Travel Apps

There is no shortage of travel apps out there and it seems like every other week the next best thing comes out. I don’t have time to keep up with or try them all. But after my passport, my iPhone is quite possibly my most important travel tool, and most of my app usage is completely free (sometimes even data-free).

How to Stay Connected Abroad

A Traveller’s Guide to SIM Cards

Anyone who isn’t living under a rock knows that WiFi is everywhere, making it really easy to stay connected while you travel (not always a good thing!). But WiFi does have its issues. In the “developing world” it’s not always dependable, and in the “developed world” it comes at a price. There is an easier way.

Terrifying Taxi Rides

There’s a lot of talk about safety and the solo traveller out there—but few people consider the fact that just getting on the road is one of the most dangerous things you’ll ever do when you travel, whether you’re a man or a woman, on your own or in a group. And sometimes the safest thing to do on any road is to go with the flow—even if the flow makes your head spin!

Safe Solo Travel Can Come at a Price

How I Hated Being Safe in India

A woman was just raped. And by the time you finish reading this post, at least (at the very least) five more women in this world will have been raped.*

Saving for Long-Term Travel, Part Five

Continued from Part Four

A Flashpacker’s Travel Expenses

I could have spent less money than I did. But I don’t budget, and it’s hard to be frugal when you’ve got $30K sitting in an account. I don’t believe I wasted money, but I did make a few mistakes that cost me, such as pre-booking expensive accommodation in Goa and chasing Lady Luck in a Singapore casino. But, I still think I’m a budget traveller because I stay in hostels and self-cater when possible, I couchsurf, I take public transit when possible, I make use of discounts and free activities, and I choose budget accommodation when hostels aren’t available. Here’s a sample of what my adventures have cost me, in average daily costs.*