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When Place Meets Plot: 5 Pop Culture Travel Destinations

Dubrovnik, Croatia (real-life location of Game of Thrones‘ Kings Landing ) — example of a must-see pop culture destination. Image courtesy of Kayti Burt. I spend a fair amount of time thinking about how my television and travel blogging identities intersect, both within the context of my career and on a more personal level. To some,…

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An Introvert Abroad

5 Female-Centric Travel Movies That Get It Right (and How)

A good travel movie can take you away. Image from Pixabay. As a pre-jetsetter kid and teenager, many of my assumptions about what a travel experience would be like were formed by films that portrayed female protagonists finding adventure, romance, and/or themselves on the other side of the world. Now that I am older, a teeny…

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An Introvert Abroad

Can I Really Be a Traveling Freelancer? Tips for Success — Part 2

Are you prepared to freelance while traveling? Here are some tips. Image by Flickr user markus spike. As a professional freelancer, I spend a lot of time thinking about the structure of nontraditional work. As a traveler, I spend even more time thinking about strategies for merging these two integral parts of my identity: the freelancer and the…

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An Introvert Abroad

Can I Really Be a Traveling Freelancer? Tips for Success — Part 1

Get work done anywhere! Image courtesy of Kayti Burt. As a professional freelance blogger, I have the option of working from anywhere. Usually this means my neighborhood coffee shop. (OK, and occasionally my bed.) But sometimes it means a random city far away from my home and my normal routine. Some people assume that freelance…

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An Introvert Abroad

Freebies and Ice Cream: How to Choose (and Make) the Best Travel Souvenirs

Not all travel souvenirs are created equally. But how to choose the best one? Image by Kayti Burt. Confession: I’m not very good at buying travel souvenirs. Not only do I tend to have a very strict budget that doesn’t account for non-food-or-shelter items, but I come from the travel philosophy that the best travel…

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Americas

All You Need to Know About the Art of Contra Dance

Care to contra? Image by Flickr user Jack Mitchell. When home, it’s possible (though more difficult) to see the world around you from a traveler’s perspective. One’s native culture can seem nigh invisible, but it’s still there, waiting to be viewed through a defamiliarized eye. This fall season I am putting on my traveler’s goggles to reconnect…

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