Wanderlust? Me too! My monthly Fearless Wanderlust posts will keep you informed about travel news and give you inspiration for your next trip.
World’s Longest Zipline
The United Arab Emirates has opened the world’s longest zipline – Jebel Jais. It is 1.76 miles, which surpasses the current record by 2,000 feet. For some reference, this is longer than 28 football fields and three minutes long.
…is awful! I struggled very hard after returning from Asia, a 12-hr time difference. Here are nine tips to beat jet lag to help you through it.
My friend Jessica has been on a trip around the world for close to a year and it’s been so fun following along her journey. (Remember when she contributed to my foodie bucket list post?) She’s a foodie like me, so the food photos have been some of my favorites, though I’ve also loved seeing her photographs showing the landscapes, people, and cultures. Go dive into her Instagram and you’ll have so much wanderlust!
When I went to Thailand, Koh Phi Phi was not on my schedule to visit because there wasn’t enough time, but I also didn’t read flattering reviews of the island. It seemed crowded and full of drunk tourists. As travelers, we all have different preferences and priorities when we travel. It’s OK to NOT go somewhere because of this! Don’t travel somewhere because you feel like you HAVE to. No one has time or energy for that. (I was reminded of this after Nomadic Matt’s post about Koh Phi Phi.)
Last Minute Travel
I haven’t had to book last minute travel yet but from what I hear, it can be pretty expensive. Here are some tips to avoid that.
Instagram Travel Clichés
This video compiles all the popular travel photos from around the world and the many duplicates. The lesson: find the most Instagrammable spots and take the photo if you’d like but don’t forget to enjoy your travel off the screen.
Best Travel Writing
What’s a better combination than food and travel? Here are some of the noteworthy books, essays, and cookbooks you should read.
New Travel Company
Have you ever wanted to take a trip with a chef or fitness instructor? A new luxury travel company called Modern Adventure is curating trips with foodie guides. Another company I’ve eyed is El Camino Travel. Small group travel seems like a middle ground for people who want to book a planned trip but want something more curated than only seeing the sights. It’s also great for groups of friends.
Travel as a Political Act
The third edition of this book by Rick Steves is now available. As you can gather from the title, it discusses how specific politics in a country can affect travel. Notably, in this edition, the subjects of Trump, Turkey, and Brexit are in the discussion.
One of the most exciting things about getting a new laptop is the processing speed! I’ve had a few videos waiting to be edited because it was such a laboriously slow and unpleasant task on my old laptop. Videos now up: Belize, Thailand, and Scuba Diving in Thailand.
Where is your next trip?
P.S. In the state of Texas (where I live) there are many interesting cities nearby. An hour away is San Antonio, a place where I loved discovering the food and culture and hope to visit again one day!