Returning home after long-term travel can be leave you longing for your days on the road. Before you hit ‘buy’ on another flight, Jo Fitzsimons can help you console yourself with a reminder of the things you won’t miss about travel. Wannabe travelers fear not, there are also tips for handling these downsides while you’re away.
Planing to volunteer abroad or do a voluntourism trip? Filipa Chatillon shares her personal experience as a volunteer and volunteer coordinator and what you should look for when choosing your project/company.
South Africa carries with it some pretty hefty baggage - it's far away from so much of the rest of the world that what we "know" about South Africa comes to us largely through brief news snippets, sweeping movie landscapes, or apartheid documentaries on the History Channel. You know there's more to South Africa than that. You just don't know what.
Whether you’re scaling the heights of the Inca Trail, blazing a trail along virgin desert plains, galloping along white sand beaches or riding alongside game on a horseback safari, horse trekking offers an exhilarating and environmentally sustainable way to explore some of the world’s most incredible landscapes.
Part of what we love about indie travel is doing the abnormal – getting outside the box of the typical one or two week vacation. Every other week we are going to profile a longer trip – not necessarily a round the world trip – but a trip that offers a little bit more. In [...]
If predictability and room service don't figure prominently in your personal mantra, anthropologist Stephen Le has some ideas on how to tailor a charmingly quixotic quest to discover Japan, on a bare-bones budget.
Hostels come in all shapes and sizes with varying amenities. After a year of round-the-world travel, Adam Seper is comfortable declaring which 8 amenities separate the great hostels from the so-so hostels.