Archive | December, 2011

What happened in 2011…

I began earning a full-time living from blogging In January 2011 I set off on my travels full-time. 2010 had been spent mainly building this blog up, so to finally be able to achieve a long term goal, travel full-time, and continue improving on this blog, it was the best thing about 2011 for me. […]

Home for Christmas

I’ve spent Christmas away from home in the past as part of my travels, and although an interesting experience, I must admit I’m happy to be home this year for the festivities. It’s at times like these that you have time to reflect on what’s important to you most. I’m not a religious person in […]

Tips for your 1st Hawaiian Vacation

Today’s post was brought to you (and written) by the folks at 1. Decide on a Budget There a many activities to do for free in Hawaii like hiking, swimming, snorkeling, sightseeing, going on tours, or simply hanging out at the beach. All the beaches in Hawaii are public, which means you could spend your whole […]

How to get free accommodation that’s not Couch Surfing or WWOOFing

Every time I read a blog post somewhere about free accommodation, it almost always mention Couch Surfing, or WWOOFing. Both are fantastic services, but I sometimes feel like – haven’t we already heard of these services already? Also, what if neither of these options quite suit your style of travel? Or maybe they do, but you just can’t […]

How to pick the right type of travel insurance for your trip

With the new year coming up, I always notice people around this time of year either heading out on their Gap Year/career break, or making travel related resolutions to head out on that trip of a lifetime they’ve always been dreaming of. Sometimes in the excitement of planning or thinking about your upcoming trip it […]

Looking to make money for your upcoming travels?

If you’re reading this and looking to make some money to add to your travel funds and you have a travel blog, then I’d like to invite you to become an affiliate for my new book – How to travel the world for free (using your blog). Affiliates receive 50% commission of every sale they […]

Top 10 places to spend xmas

Looking for somewhere to spend Christmas last minute? The following are my top 5 places to spend the festive period this year. Finland (Lapland) If you have kids, Lapland, Finland’s northernmost and largest region is hard to beat. With temperatures often plunging as low as -50°C in winter, you are almost guaranteed snow. Head to Luosto […]

Frustrations of a travel blogger

The internet moves fast, but big business it seems moves slow (at least that’s how it feels to me sometimes.) We just have to look at something like the music industry to see how big corporations, and major record companies go dragging their feet at any change of format when it comes to how people […]

Is an Inter Rail pass worth it?

With such an extensive rail network throughout Europe in comparison to other continents, it’s no wonder train travel is a popular option for travel here. Depending upon where and when you are going, it can also be quicker and/or more comfortable than taking a plane. The question is, if you select travel by rail as you […]

The story of how I became a full-time travel blogger

When I think about how much travel I have done this past year, I have to pinch myself sometimes. Not about the fact that I have been travelling so much, but that all of my travels since I started this blog have been paid for through money I have earned from Runaway Jane. I don’t say this to boast. […]