Pura Vida. The words roll off the tongues of locals and expats and embroider souvenirs across Costa Rica. The “pure life” is not only a greeting, but a mantra to the people who congregate in the country’s beaches and jungles.
Everything my husband and I own fits into the trunk of our car (except our dog, she fits in the back seat). We currently travel full-time by working online while living in Airbnbs (and we do it with student debt), but it wasn’t always like this. Nine months ago, in a move shocking to my …
When planning a backpacking trip, there are a few essentials to keep in mind to make the most out of your wilderness experience. The supplies you pack can make or break your adventure.
When I told my friends and family that I was going to teach English abroad, I got many reactions, ranging from “You don’t speak Spanish, so how can you teach English in South America?” to “that’s not a real job.”
In May of 2017, I bought a used Ford Transit Cargo Van and began converting it into an off-grid mobile home named Casper. The process took about 2 months while working on it part-time and cost about $3,480.
2017 could easily be the most life-changing year I’ve had yet. From quitting my job in New York, backpacking around Asia and the Middle East, moving into a van, pursuing my passion of writing as a career, and entering into a new relationship–it has not been uneventful.
It is no secret that travel can be as cheap or expensive as your personal preferences require. Just know, that if you’re on a tight budget and can’t suppress your wanderlust, travel is still obtainable.
The technicalities behind Palestine’s recognition as a sovereign state, piqued my interest years ago in a United Nations course during my graduate program, and eventually drew me to the West Bank on a warm day in July of 2017.