Turn to Religion for Cultural Guidance

Turn to Religion for Cultural Guidance

Overcoming Destination Addiction Guideline #2: Visit a place of worship It’s a widely known fact that the first step in addiction recovery is admitting it. What is not so widely known is that the second step is recognizing that a … (read more)

A World of Beer: Drinking in Culture

A World of Beer: Drinking in Culture

Beer, the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage, has a long and complicated history, appearing in ancient texts as far back as Sumerian writings and Egyptian hieroglyphics. In fact, as one of the earliest consumer products, archaeologists speculate that beer played … (read more)

How Annual Festivals Can Supplement Annual Trips

How Annual Festivals Can Supplement Annual Trips

Overcoming Destination Addiction Guideline #1: Seek Out Cultural Events & Festivals Are you currently only being allotted one trip a year? Whether this is due to low travel funds or the fact that you’re only posting 2 weeks bail per … (read more)

How to Use Holidays to Take a Mental “Holiday” from Your Current Location

How to Use Holidays to Take a Mental “Holiday” from Your Current Location

Overcoming Destination Addiction Guideline #1: Seek Out Cultural Events & Festivals In a previous article, The Road to Recovery for Those with Destination Addiction, I outlined the 12 different guidelines you should follow for discovering international culture within your current … (read more)

The Road to Recovery for those with Destination Addiction

The Road to Recovery for those with Destination Addiction

Hi! My name is Megan and I’m a travel addict. I have been suffering from destination addiction over 10 years, ever since I took my first international trip abroad at the age of 17. Although travel remains my biggest passion, … (read more)

The Disorder that Affects 95% of Frequent Travelers: Are You One of Them?

The Disorder that Affects 95% of Frequent Travelers: Are You One of Them?

Are you consumed by thoughts of travel? Is your constant daydreaming about exotic destinations having a negative impact on your work and personal life? Do you find yourself becoming uninterested in daily activities? Only to find enjoyment in these same … (read more)

Vietnam: An Insider’s tips for Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam: An Insider’s tips for Ho Chi Minh City

Recently, a friend who is planning a trip to Southeast Asia asked me if I had any advice for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  Having lived there for a little under a year teaching English, had my opinions and figured … (read more)

My first Trip Abroad & all of the deceit and blackmail it took to get me there

My first Trip Abroad & all of the deceit and blackmail it took to get me there

Laying out-stretched on the overstuffed bed, I blankly stared up at the slow revolving ceiling fan which seemed to be mocking the minutes dragging by. I strained to hear for any sign of movement over the loud chirping of crickets … (read more)

Be Like Traveler

Be Like Traveler

  If you’re one of the billion people on this planet who uses Facebook, then you’re probably familiar with the “Be like Bill” stick figure meme sensation. This meme simply features an image of a stick figure (Bill) and in … (read more)

27 Club: Traveler’s Edition

27 Club: Traveler’s Edition

  We’ve all seen them, whether hanging up in some trendy café on the corner of Haight and Ashbury street or thumb tacked into the wall of some burnout’s basement apartment. I’m talking about the Forever 27 poster. The poster … (read more)