In this follow-up to his widely shared article on the fall of Couchsurfing, veteran host and surfer Nithin Coca puts forth his plan to save Couchsurfing, through transparency, empowerment, and, most importantly, a reassertion and expansion of the ideals that spurred Couchsurfing's initial growth.
Jenn Miller travels for a living and meets a lot of interesting characters. Sit down on the bamboo floor and listen as she chats with Anne, a young girl who learned an obscure language so that she could change the world... but discovered that the world would change her.
Making meaningful connections is one of the best parts of travel. There are lots of folks out there who are doing really cool, interesting, intriguing, and often questionable things in the world of travel - and we want to tell their stories, too! Writer Will Jackson has met many several of these types of people during his travels, and the following story is about a few of them.
So many different things go into planning a RTW trip. You have to worry about things like travel insurance, immunizations, and whether or not to purchase a RTW plane ticket. But one of the biggest questions we get revolves around packing. For those who have never taken more than a week or two trip before, it can be overwhelming thinking about what to bring on a trip around the world. Adam Seper is here to give you all his tips and advice for packing efficiently for a RTW trip.
Instead of just telling you that RTW travel can be for anyone, it's now time to show you. We gathered 11 RTW travelers and asked them the ins and outs of their budget. We have exact numbers for you that show where people went, how they traveled, how long they were gone, and most importantly, how much they spent.
Southeast Asia has long been a major stopping point for backpackers around the world. Exotic destinations, beautiful beaches and mountains, bustling cities, fantastic food, friendly people, a well trodden tourist trail, and super cheap prices all contribute to one of the top regions in the world for traveling. If you are thinking about planning a trip around the classic Southeast Asian loop of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, Adam Seper is here to give you all the information you'll need to know.