Be a hometown tourist

Now that the weather is getting warmer and everyone will start itching to be outside more, it’s important to remember you don’t always have to travel far to be a tourist. It’s too easy to put off visiting sites that are near home until one day you’ve moved and they’re no longer in your backyard….

It’s a digital world

We are living in a digital era, and the backpacking traveler, no matter what country she or he goes to, cannot escape that. Just six years ago traveling backpacker-style (moving on local transport and staying in shared hostels) with a cheap, twenty-dollar cell phone meant one more thing to keep track of. At that time…

Budget of Traveling

Thanksgiving isn’t just for turkeys This Thanksgiving I’ll be in Mexico, away from my family with whom I’ve spent countless wonderful Thanksgivings, in a place where Thanksgiving Day is just a regular day. It won’t be my first holiday away from home, and I didn’t want to be away for Thanksgiving, but school breaks are…

Letter From the Editor: Dec 2015 Issue

I know that sometimes, especially living in the United States, it can be hard to be thankful for what we do have instead of always wanting more. We are surrounded by so much it can be hard to realize how lucky we are to have the things we do have. We’ve all faced different obstacles…

Letter From the Editor: Nov 2015 Issue

“ You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” – Jim Rohn  We are in the midst of change. We’ve long since said goodbye to summer, but the weather is finally starting to really cool down. Before…

Letter from the Editor: Oct. Issue 2015

We hear it everyday: newspapers, just like books, are becoming obsolete, overshadowed by online articles, instant and immediately accessible with just the tap of a fingertip. Gone are the days of patiently waiting for the morning paper only to discover the latest tragedy or newest world development. Now we know about it before it is…