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?

Why You Should Take “A Relaxing Mid-Career Break”

It’s the old “spread your retirement throughout your life” argument.

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.