Wanderlust Wednesday: The Route 66 Road Trip

Today, you can drive across the country on one of our many interstate highways, which are much quicker than the slow, meandering journey that is Route 66. Still, for those who are willing to put in the time, there are still delights to be experienced should they choose the historic route. That’s why today we’re going to explore some of the images of the classic Route 66 road trip. Enjoy!

There is an Extinct Volcano in Carlsbad, California…and You Can Hike to the Top!

Attention, San Diego area locals and visitors: there is a volcano in our midst! Yes, I said that right. There’s a volcano in our midst! (I had to repeat myself for dramatic effect). Nestled in the relatively sleepy seaside town of Carlsbad (a.k.a. home) is the Calavera Nature Preserve, where one can go on a leisurely afternoon hike past a tiny lake and to an extinct volcano! Who ever said there’s nothing cool in the suburbs?

Too old for a working holiday visa? There’s still hope!

I am sad to say that I’m too old for a working holiday visa. (If you’re under 30, however, read this.) The worst part about the whole thing is that I wasn’t even aware that working holiday visas existed until I was over the age of 30! Imagine my excitement, and then the immediate crushing of dreams that occurred when I learned that working holiday visas existed (hooray!), and then immediately learned that you have to be under 30 to take advantage of them (wait….WHAT?!?!). I seriously went through the five stages of grief on this one.

What Finally Made Me Look Into Travel Insurance

When I travel, I tend to fly by the seat of my pants a lot, looking for the best bargains and ways to scrimp and save money wherever I am able to. This has worked well for me throughout the years and I went on a lot of really great trips when I didn’t have a lot of money to spare.

These days, however, I’m a little older, a little wiser, and, mercifully, a little wealthier. I’ve never been burned when it comes to traveling, but I’ve come pretty close a few times.

Summer job in Alaska? Yes please!

Ok, so it’s not summertime at the moment, but I wanted to put this out there for you now so you’ll have plenty of time to think about it and get prepared before Summer arrives. I just found out that the state of Alaska recruits tons of people to come work seasonally every summer in their tourism and commercial fishing industries. There aren’t usually enough Alaskans to fill all the positions, so those of us from the lower 48 (and Hawaii) are in luck!

Spending A Weekend In The Perfect Tadoba Accommodation

Hello, everybody! I’m happy to announce a guest post today from Bill Williams. Bill is a writer who would like to share with us some tips for visiting Tadoba National Park in Maharashtra, India. Before Bill contacted me, I hadn’t actually heard of Tadoba National Park, so I was delighted to learn a little more about this unique place in the world and would love to visit someday!