Life as a full-time traveler

Life as a full-time traveler is a bit of everything. It’s complex, ever-changing, exciting, and even nerve-wracking at times. In this series you’ll find a variety of posts that follow my personal journey of life as a full-time traveler since 2006, through 65+ countries.

Come along with me! Discover why slow travel makes my heart sing, watch me pack and tell you about my best packing tips, learn from my travel blogging mistakes, and even dissect my year-over-year income and expense breakdowns.

But remember, life isn’t always pretty – on the road or off it. And sometimes, life’s challenges are even harder while traveling. I mince no words and give you the real scoop on topics like finding love on the road, having my passport stolen, surviving near-fatal accidents, natural disasters, and (much) more.

Here it is for better (and) worse: Life as a Full-Time Traveler!

The Last Four Years of Full-Time Travel

four years of full-time travel

Four years of full-time travel: can you believe it?! This post was originally published in 2011. It has since been updated for accuracy of links and content. I ended up traveling full-time for 12 years. Just as time passes more and more quickly as we age, so too I’m finding … Read More

Motion Sickness on the Road

motion sickness on the road

I am currently recovering from Motion Sickness on the road. This is a very real, very difficult condition to deal with, and something to be aware of, especially if you’re traveling solo. In this fantastic world of full-time travel (four years and counting for me, at the time of writing), … Read More

Breaking Up While Traveling

breaking up while traveling

Breaking up while traveling – this is not an easy task….trust me. There are heaps of articles about survival tips for couples on the road. The stress of travel can take a toll on a relationship, accelerate the natural evolution of a relationship, or even force two people to stay … Read More

Airport Musings During a 50 Hour Journey

view from the wing airport musings

Airport Musings: Thoughts that Happen During the Longest Trip on Earth This is the story of one girl’s determination to take a large trip without layovers, inexpensively, and somewhat stupidly. Please enjoy my antics. This post was originally published in 2009. It has since been updated for accuracy of links … Read More

The Journey Through Life Changes

Part of the fun of living at a hostel is in meeting all sorts of people with a variety of backgrounds and stories to tell. And it’s amazing to discover how many people are out there who are going through (or have gone through) similar life changes in life as … Read More