Travel Commentary

Lemmings | The Bizarre Story of the Term’s Definition

Lemmings | The Bizarre Story of the Term’s Definition

Ever heard the phrase “don’t be a lemming”? It means, basically, “don’t just go where others are going.” You might have known that. But did you know it’s a total fabrication resulting from a fake documentary? I’m referring to that time in 1958 when the Walt Disney Company staged a mass lemming suicide in an…

43 Things Travel Teaches You (From the Random to the Life-Changing)

43 Things Travel Teaches You (From the Random to the Life-Changing)

I recently wrapped up a long trip around the world in which I visited 43 countries in a single year. It was easily the most incredible year in my life, and no amount of words can convey the experiences you have while traveling that far (though I’ve try to do it through pictures in my…

I Visited 43 Countries In A Year: Here’s My Favorite Photo From Each

I Visited 43 Countries In A Year: Here’s My Favorite Photo From Each

From September, 2016 to September, 2017, I spent a crazy but amazing year traveling to 43 countries across six continents around the globe. And, if you can believe it, I originally planned to take the entire trip without a proper camera! Thankfully, my uncle convinced me to buy one the day before I left. I’m…

I Went to Sierra Leone to Fight Ebola: Here’s What it Was Like

I Went to Sierra Leone to Fight Ebola: Here’s What it Was Like

In this guest post, Emily from Two Dusty Travelers, tells us what it was like to work as a nurse fighting the horrific ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone:  When I decided to travel to Sierra Leone to help fight the unprecedented Ebola outbreak, people told me I was insane. I told them I was comfortable…

The Travel Privilege of the English Language: Linguistic Imperialism?

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…