English language travel privilege

The Travel Privilege of the English Language: Linguistic Imperialism?

Let’s face it, native English speakers are born into a special form of travel privilege. English is not the most widely spoken language in the world, but in most popular travel destinations it is the universal language. From ordering a coffee at a cafe, to arranging to pick up the keys from an AirBnB host, to being …

The Travel Privilege of the English Language: Linguistic Imperialism? Read More »

Sun rising over Plaza de Oriente

Madrid Photography: Where to Take the Best Photos

Do you want to take an awesome Madrid photography tour? Then listen up, because in this post I’ll walk you through the best Madrid photography locations. Though many tourists eschew it for its more popular sibling Barcelona, Madrid is one of the hippest, most vibrant cities in the world. When the Spanish sunlight softens, the city’s …

Madrid Photography: Where to Take the Best Photos Read More »

Backpacking Myanmar (Burma)

Backpacking Myanmar (Burma) – A Quick Guide

[Edit: In light of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State, some travelers may feel ethical issues with backpacking Myanmar. I encourage you to consider these issues, which are discussed in further detail in my post: Should Travelers Boycott Myanmar?] With the Thai islands swarmed by millions of European student who read “The Beach,” and …

Backpacking Myanmar (Burma) – A Quick Guide Read More »

Bishkek to Almaty: How to Go From Kyrgyzstan to Kazakhstan by bus or taxi

How to Go From Bishkek to Almaty (4 Options + Quick Guide)

Do you need to go from Bishkek to Almaty quickly and cheaply? Just follow this guide on how to go between Bishek and Almaty via bus or taxi. You can easily travel between Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek to Almaty, Kazakhstan in just 4-5 hours across very good roads for less than $10. This short guide includes everything you …

How to Go From Bishkek to Almaty (4 Options + Quick Guide) Read More »

>