Today's post is about travel backpacks. I've actually had two over the years: first, an Osprey Kestrel 38, which I probably used for about 5 years before selling it in order to buy the Kelty Redwing 44, which I have been using for about 2 years. Osprey backpacks are well known and highly regarded, but … Continue reading Why the Kelty Redwing is a better travel backpack than the Osprey Kestrel.
I was recently on a flight from Rome, Italy to Detroit, Michigan when I started thinking about the environmental impact of travel. I think that it's pretty common knowledge that air travel is one of the worst ways to travel from a sustainability point of view. The best ways are obviously walking, horse riding, and … Continue reading The Environmental Impact of Travel
"Unfortunately you are unable to check in online at this time because there is a problem with your ticket. Please see a gate agent to check in." I get a message like this almost every time I fly internationally, especially when flying between the USA and Europe. I'm a complicated passenger-I have dual citizenship, and … Continue reading Flying to the USA as a Nomad
There are many different ways to travel around Europe. The most common are probably by train, bus, or plane, and each of these ways has its own advantages and disadvantages. My favorite way to travel is by train. Train travel in Europe ranges from very expensive to dirt cheap, but in a lot of places … Continue reading Traveling in Europe: Train vs Plane vs Bus
I think that couchsurfing used to be a lot more popular, but I haven't met anyone who uses it in a long time now. But a few years ago it was a very well-known service whereby hosts offer a couch or bed or some place to sleep to travelers, for free. However because the hosts … Continue reading My Experiences with Couchsurfing
Most people who think of visiting a big city in Italy think of places like Milan, Venice, or Rome. Turin is a bit off the beaten path but I think that it is definitely a worthwhile stop for anybody visiting northern Italy. I have been to there many times now and am still constantly finding … Continue reading Destination: Turin, Italy
Italy has a national rail company, Trenitalia, but there are also some private rail companies, and they can provide exceptionally good value. One of these is Italo, which is unique because it exclusively operates high-speed trains. I have used this service to travel between Turin and Milan several times, and it is by far the … Continue reading Italo: Cheap High Speed Train from Turin to Milan, Italy