In Which I Get a New Travel Credit Card

No, it isn’t one of the Chase Sapphires.

The Costs of Home, “Home,” and Hawaii for the Holidays

Figuring out what to do about the holidays has become a recurring project over the last few years.

On the Benefits of Escaping Family and Going to Europe for Thanksgiving

Last Thanksgiving I took a secret trip to London and Paris.

The Cost of Road-Tripping to the Munster Mansion in Waxahachie, Texas

You can imagine my absolute glee when I found out that someone had actually built a replica of 1313 Mockingbird Lane in Waxahachie, Texas.

The Cost of Taking a National Geographic Expedition

Last year, when the chance to take a big trip presented itself, I decided to do something “different.”

My #DigitalNomad Horror Story

When I signed up for a work/travel program, I was promised an experience — but I got a nightmare.

The Cost of Swimming in a New Ocean

As long as I can remember I’ve been pretty obsessed with the ocean.

The Cost of a Solo Southwest Road Trip

I saw a lot of cool rocks.

The Cost of Paddling 32 Miles Through the BWCA

We paddled ten miles that first day, stopping only for lunch on the rocky shore of a small island.

Trading One Experience for Another

It started with an unusual noise, which you never want to hear at 65 miles per hour, and ended with a blown-out tire and my entire vacation sitting beside the road.

The Cost of Taking a Family Vacation Via Train

I was happy to pay extra for a sleeping car rather than try to figure out how to get kids to sleep in the coach section of the train.

I Quit My Crappy Job and Traveled

I immediately bought tickets to go to Hawaii with a flexible return date.

The Cost of Not Canceling Our Vacation

En route to the airport on an icy black January morning, our daughter threw up in her car seat. Uh oh. Then she puked a second time. Oh no.

The Cost of a 15-Day Trip to South America

This is not a story about stumbling upon amazing airfare deals or subsisting on a budget of $10 per day.

The Time We Almost Became Travel Hackers

The answer to all my problems came to me during a 3 a.m. feeding: we would become travel hackers.

The Cost of an All-Inclusive Vacation

What do we pay for the freedom to not nickel-and-dime ourselves?

The Cost of a Long Weekend in Missoula

It’s time to tally up how much I spent over the past (long) weekend, hanging out with friends at the Travelers’ Rest music festival in Missoula.

How I Travel on a Non-Profit Salary

Most people who know me know that I have a travel problem; in the past year I’ve visited eight different states and three countries.

A Travel Cost Roundup

How much did I end up spending on my thirteen-day book-and-teaching tour (plus vacation)?

How I’ve Been Doing Food and Clothing on This Trip

Since we’re transitioning from our Food Series to our Clothing Series, I thought I’d share how I’ve been handling both food and clothes on my current Book & Teaching Tour (Plus Vacation!).

The Cost of a Roman Holiday

Mostly I travel two ways: by armchair and by stomach.

Running Away for the Holidays

I ran away for Thanksgiving. Far away.

How I Missed Out on a $5,437 Tax Refund

Backpackers in Australia are considered “”residents for tax purposes,” right?

Festival Time

A long-awaited trip to the Gilroy Garlic Festival.

What Is an “Outfit Grid?”

How to pack via spreadsheet.