People often write about the glamorous, adventurous parts of travelling. Bula, known online as The Irreverent Traveller, does not. In fact, she chooses to focus on the mundane and absurd aspects of travelling -- such as being kicked out of a cafe in Thailand for loitering.
The first time I returned home after a big trip, I spent my first month back in the states weeping, reconsidering my life here and wondering how I fit into this whole job/commute/9-5 thing. Really, I think anyone who has ever taken a break from what we westerners consider 'Real Life' has had a painful reality check when they arrive home.
We hope 2012 brings you more amazing indie travel experiences, and to help you make travel a priority in your life this year, we've put together a list of travel-related resolutions that you can actually keep.
Get caught up on all the great articles our WhyGo family of sites produced in 2011 - learn about drinking in France, packing for Italy, cycling near Portland, Aussie slang, Thai temples, working in Spain, and so much more.