How to travel

  • Traveling & Iconic Photos With Elton Anderson

    Neither of us packed properly for early Spring in Marrakech, me in shorts and a thin American Apparel t-shirt and Elton in joggers and a tank on the shaded rooftop of Souk Café with a cool breeze flowing through our clothes. Having successfully avoided winter for years via first...
  • 5 Ways To Leverage Sh*t For Travel

    I was asked to lead a Masterclass on travel by my dear and amazing and hopefully soon-to-be travel buddy, RachelTravels, teaching her subscribers how I’ve learned to leverage my talents and skills to make enough money to travel the world and never go broke. These were my notes. If...
  • Traveling For Likes: Don’t Be That Person

    I’m in several travel groups, friends with plenty of folks who’ve recently gotten that infamous travel bug bite, and I’m starting to notice something: Too many people are talking more about the traveling than they are about the places. They’re bragging about their ability to get to these places...
  • Survivors Guide to Passport Required: Costa Rica Edition

    In my MTV Real World intro voice: 7 strangers decided to go on a trip… To find out what it’s like… To travel with random people… To random places… There’s a variety of reasons I could give to explain why I decided to take Darnell Lamont Walker up on...
  • Traveling & Experiencing is “White People Sh*t?”

    That last time I said “that’s white people shit,” was 2001 after listening and falling in love with Train’s “Drops of Jupiter” in Brookes Sim’s bedroom. How could it be “white people shit” if I loved it so much. Then came Avril Lavigne, John Mayer, Norah Jones, and a...
  • Murphy’s Flight

    Murphy’s Flight I hate early morning flights passionately, but they’re usually the cheapest, at least when I need to book them, so I hop on and catch up on the sleep I missed out on because of my last minute packing, snack shopping, and bullshitting in the streets. This...
  • I Travel Because My Life Wasn’t Normal

    “How do you do it,” Barbara asked. I said something like: Once upon a time in a land far far away from any happiness, I graduated college and like most of my friends, family, arch nemeses, and those who just finished teaching me, I hopped into the workforce because...
  • Do Good Things: Volunteering While Traveling

    I honestly had no intentions of doing any good deeds while spending time in NYC, but as it always goes, good deeds find me. Yesterday was no different. While catching the sailboats and sunbathers and dancers on the pier before walking up to 23rd and 8th for dinner with...