How Much Does it Cost to Travel the World Full Time

Barbara standing in a field of Lavender in the French region of Provence in July 2017

Perhaps the question I’m asked most often as a digital nomad is, “How much does it cost to travel the world full time?” It’s a question that, after 11 and a half years of traveling around the world, I am eminently qualified to answer, but up to this point have avoided. I began my travel-blogging … Read more

Meeting Up With Old and New Friends While Traveling ‘Round the World

I met Dr. Fauziah Ahmad in 2007, during my first ever round-the-world trip. We happened to be on the same city tour of Hanoi, Vietnam, and bonded when we had to fight to get a portion of our money back because the tour operator failed to deliver on promises to take us to see the … Read more

Eat, Pray, Love In Real Life – How My Career Break Led to a Life of Travel

I went to see the new movie Eat, Pray, Love a couple of weeks ago. The movie wasn’t fabulous, it wasn’t even as good as the book, but it threw me into reminiscing. Nearly four years ago, like the author, Elizabeth Gilbert, I too made the decision to abandon my existing life and job to … Read more

Striking Places Off My Travel Bucket List

Baby Sea Lion Poses for a Portrait in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador

It’s time to reveal my tentative travel itinerary. I say tentative because I never really know what my route will be. Some places, I definitely want to visit; others are potential destinations and still others are only “if I have time.” I generally have a hotel or hostel reserved for the first few nights, but … Read more

Have Backpack, Will Budget Travel – Time to Hit the Road Again

Author, Barbara Weibel, at Agua Azul Waterfall in Chiapas, Mexico

Some people have itchy fingers. I have itchy travel feet. Since returning from my six-month round-the-world (RTW) trip in 2007 I’ve continued to travel in the U.S., staying on the road more than 50% of the time. I’ve been longing to strap on my backpack and head back out for another round of international travel … Read more