Stay Open, Stay Safe: 5 Unconventional Travel Safety Tips

Dan vs. the Bull - Boudhanath, Nepal

For all our readers that ask around the question, "How do you balance safety and openness on the road?" A few thoughts.The U.S. State Department Travel warnings are shaking the news once again. Apparently, many people are wondering whether to cancel their travel plans. We’re getting notes from family and friends asking us to be careful. And we’re currently in … [Read more...]

Protect Thy Passport

Passport Covers

Oh, the places your passport can take you. That is, if you keep it safe and protected. Here are a few tips on protecting your passport, avoiding passport scams and what steps you should take before you leave home in case your passport is stolen. … [Read more...]

Poo, Pills and Parasites: Around the World Travel Health Tips

Antibiotic and stomach medications

An around-the-world traveler’s guide to diarrhea, malaria, altitude sickness, motion sickness, headaches, birth control, eggy burps, cuts, scrapes, and green snot.During my first journey outside of North America in 1997, I flew from India to Australia. On that flight, courtesy of some of Mumbai’s most phenomenal street food, my bowels turned to liquid, so much so … [Read more...]

Capturing Humanity: 10 Tips for Great Street and Market Photos

Do you pay for your photographs? Do you ask permission? Have you had any problems taking photographs of people on the street?We field these sorts of questions often. Several readers also recently requested that we write a post about how we get our photos, especially of people in street and market settings.In response, we share ten tips for taking engaging … [Read more...]