Foreign Currencies: Where to exchange and how to do it in your head

Keeping track of different currencies, exchanging them in cities, and having even an ounce of a clue of how much something is without taking out your phone every second is a pain. You’re either getting ripped off by an exchange…

The Floating City That Already Sank: Venice

In Venice gondolas float silently beside you, spreading ripples in the stream like a car would spread exhaust. At night, the small burning street lights twinkle on the water at all sides, stars shining above and below. The sound of…

The Differences of Traveling and Visiting

  Travelling challenges your sense of self. It pushes you, it punishes you, it rewards you, and it often has moments better in retrospect. Sleeping in a bush in Budapest because you didn’t have a couch or a tent sounds…

Traveling with Student Debt

  I regularly fantasize about what I might be doing if I didn’t owe $100,000 in student debt. I imagine finishing my last semester, hugging my parents goodbye, ruffling the hair on my younger brother’s head as I hug him…

Post-Traveling Depression

  Think of it like its scaled based on time. You go spend a night in a hotel in the next town over, to see a tourist attraction, to visit a friend, to see the view, it doesn’t matter. When…

The Philosophy of Hitchhiking

  Hitchhiking does not have a pleasant image in popular culture. Almost every time I say I hitchhike I get, “You’re insane,” or “I’d never do that,” or “That’s incredibly dangerous.” But they aren’t just saying this like you’d say…

Beginner’s Guide to Hitchhiking

  Hitchhiking is the best way to travel. You’ll listen to the stories of people from places you’ve never heard of, you’ll visit places only locals know, and it’s free. You’ll sit on mountainside roads that you could never have…

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