By CAITY WEAVER MARCH 20, 2019 The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. By CAITY WEAVER photographs by: Holly Andres Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross the United States by train, and their reactions will range from amusement at your spellbinding eccentricity to naked horror that they, through some fatal social miscalculation, have become acquainted with a person who would plan to cross the United States by train. Depending how you slice it — time or money — there are either 61 or 960 immediate reasons not to travel by Amtrak trains from New York City to Los Angeles. Those are the extra hours and dollars, respectively, that you might reasonably expect to … [Read more...] about There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway.
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*Last updated: January 12th, 2019 The single most frequently asked question I get about my travels concerns the cost of budgeting for a round the world trip. While understanding how I pay for it all tops the list of questions, the actual cost of traveling the world for a year is the big unknown. I had no idea how much my around the trip would cost when I left—some people reported around $10,000 a year (which seemed absurdly low) while others spent upwards of $40K to travel a bit more luxuriously. Knowing where my own travels would fall in that spectrum was a great unknown, so I thought of it as a grand adventure. How much will it cost, and how long can I keep going with my freelance income? Over that year, I tracked every single dollar I spent while traveling. My full tally is complete. I traveled around the world for for 328 days (11 months) through 15 countries and tracked what I spent, what each and every country cost, and where I could have done better. For a round the world … [Read more...] about A Little RTW Budget… How Much Does it Cost to Travel the World for a Year? (2019)
It’s that time of year again! Oooh, I always look forward to writing this post. It’s my travel New Years resolutions for 2019! I feel like I have so many. Too many. But, I feel like I almost have twice as many because I didn’t really accomplish any of mine from last year (ooooops). On the flip side, I accomplished so much more that I didn’t even see coming. So, I don’t feel too bad about the whole New Year’s resolutions thing. If you’re really curious, feel free to take a peek at my travel New Years resolutions from 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015. It’s pretty entertaining to look back at those old posts because I can see a theme. There are many common dreams and goals from year to year, such as pursuing travel blogging as a career, volunteering more, being more active, and traveling more often. As I realized more and more in 2018, the main constant in my life that was holding me back from pursuing my passions was my full time job in … [Read more...] about Travel New Years Resolutions to Achieve Dreams and Goals in 2019
The initial plan for this post was to research all of the different travel insurance options on the market for backpackers and world travelers. I did the research—it took ages. And I had planned to compare and contrast what’s included in key companies (which I do below). But my overall conclusion is that World Nomads is the best travel insurance for backpackers.After sussing out the negative and positive reviews on other sites, it’s pretty clear that the while every single travel insurance company has some negative reviews, there are many success stories for World Nomads and its support staff. And I have used them for 10 years now, and still love their coverage.That said, different trips call for different travel needs!It would be disingenuous for my World Nomads review to not cover when it might not be the right fit for your planned trip.Below I’ll cover why I picked World Nomads for most of my world travels, but also why I’ve used IMG … [Read more...] about A Little Review… Should You Buy World Nomads Travel Insurance
EUROSTAR passengers traveling from Italy to the UK who have missed a train connection are being forced to pay for new tickets on the day. One passenger had to pay €958 (£840) on the spot for new tickets for his family, even though he said that Eurostar previously let them onto the next train for free if there were delays. Passenger Jeff Lamb told Sun Online Travel that he was forced to pay €958 (£840) on the spot for tickets for his family after travelling from Milan to Paris. His journey on Italian train company Thello was delayed, causing him to miss his connection in France. Jeff said: “I got the Eurostar with my wife, Nicky, and two 13-year-old children from Milan to Leeds in August as my wife doesn’t like to fly. “We do this journey each year on holiday, and go to Paris before getting an overnight train from Paris to Milan, and then the same on the way back." He continued: “The Italian train isn’t normally very punctual as it … [Read more...] about Eurostar charging passengers up to £210 for missing connections after travelling with train companies such as Thello