Jennifer Miller Travel Articles

 
Why Graduating Seniors Shouldn’t Follow the Crowd
Why Graduating Seniors Shouldn’t Follow the Crowd Americans have been pounded over the head from the get-go with the same life plan: Finish high school, go to college, graduate, get a job, retire, live the good life. Jenn Miller is here to discuss altering this pre-made plan that may not work for everyone.
Read more
Why I Hate Short Term Missions Trips
Why I Hate Short Term Missions Trips Jenn Miller dives into the turbulent and emotionally charged waters of voluntourism and faith-based missions trips, explaining why, often, these programs do more harm than good.
Read more
Why You Should Hostel with Your Family
Why You Should Hostel with Your Family Hosteling is not just for the young gap-year traveler anymore. Jennifer Miller shows families how to choose a hostel, what to pack, how to make the most of the experience, and maybe even score a private room. (Hint: have more kids!)
Read more
Practical Advice for Location Independent Professionals
Practical Advice for Location Independent Professionals Jenn Miller shares a laundry list of practical advice for the would-be Location Independent, from banking to tax issues and whether or not you're violating your visa to a list of useful Apps.
Read more
10 Ways Long Term Open-Ended Travel Sucks
10 Ways Long Term Open-Ended Travel Sucks Seven years into long term, open-ended travel, Jenn Miller comes clean about the ways that living on the road often sucks. It's not all wine and roses, there are some very real struggles, and people considering taking the leap might want to know!
Read more
One Family’s Journey to Full Time Travel
One Family’s Journey to Full Time Travel Seven years into open-ended world travel, Jenn Miller shares a secret: She never meant to travel long-term. Jenn shares the plans, hard work, and serendipities that transformed their one year journey into an epic adventure of a lifetime.
Read more
How Long-Term Travel Made Me a Better Parent
How Long-Term Travel Made Me a Better Parent Jenn Miller steps outside th Mommy Wars to share how travel has made her a better parent
Read more
Avoiding the American Cliche Destinations
Avoiding the American Cliche Destinations Jenn Miller encourages you to up your game by resisting the tried and true American cliche destinations and branching out a bit. Why not swap Mexico for Guatemala or Costa Rica, the Czech Republic or Ukraine for the usual Euro round up, or the cayes of the barrier reef off of Belize instead of that Caribbean cruise? Better yet, take that brand new passport and do something bad ass, like over landing Borneo or attending a Bedouin festival that no one else does. Get out of your travel rut.
Read more
The White House Travel Bloggers Summit
The White House Travel Bloggers Summit Jenn Miller responds to the White House's study abroad initiative. She discusses why it's a good start, but not enough, and she introduces the Travel Access Project. TAP combines education and travel in a way that is truly unique for each student and accessible for everyone.
Read more
What’s Wrong With America?
What’s Wrong With America? America gets a lot of things right, but they get a few things wrong, too. Jenn Miller discusses what's wrong with America and how travel provides a dose of perspective
Read more