I’ve had the opportunity to travel quite a bit, and on each trip I choose one massive novel with the goal of getting through the whole thing. Sometimes it works out. Sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes it’s more fun to get distracted by things like beaches, museums, tuk tuks, hiking, afternoon coffee, and getting purposefully lost… Read more »

Posted by Natalie Winslow
Travel to San Francisco

Guest post by Jen Martinez. I was born and raised in the Bay Area, so no, I’m not exactly from San Francisco. However, I have spent many days and nights wandering the City by the Bay. I’ve spent much time in San Francisco, as both a child and an adult. I’ve walked and driven around… Read more »

Posted by Jen Martinez
Traveling abroad changes you

Guest post by by Jen Martinez. It’s been nearly three years since I left home to spend a semester of college in Sydney, Australia. I was halfway through getting my undergraduate degree at the University of Denver, and I had no idea what I was getting into when I decided to attend the University of… Read more »

Posted by Jen Martinez
Travel Faster
December 1, 2014

Guest post by Andrew Orvedahl. Flying is a great way to turn what would be an execrable twenty-hour car trip into two hours of reading a magazine and drinking a tiny bottle of wine, but you can probably make your trip even faster. Here are some tips to speed up your air travel, from your… Read more »

Posted by Andrew Orvedahl

Guest post by Nicole Qualtieri, our featured photographer of the week on Instagram. Seventy-seven mountain ranges. Two National Parks. 450 miles of blue-ribbon trout fishing. 3.3 million acres of wilderness. There’s a reason Montanans–native and transplant alike–call their home The Last Best Place. Here are a few of the places that I’ve fallen for in… Read more »

Posted by Nicole Qualtieri
Best audiobooks for roadtrips

Guest post by Jen Martinez. As I enter my mid-twenties, I’ve learned a thing or two from the long road trips I’ve taken. While music is normally my audio of choice when driving from Portland to Poughkeepsie and everywhere in between, sometimes you need a break from the tunes. In my travels, I’ve come across five audiobooks… Read more »

Posted by Jen Martinez
What to Do in Rome
November 11, 2014

Guest blogger Sean Puglisi grew up in Rome, and he spent much of his childhood exploring the city. Growing up in Rome I had an incredible amount of privilege and responsibility: I had all the responsibilities of living in a major metropolitan city, though this was far outweighed by the privilege of spending every day… Read more »

Posted by Sean Puglisi
Tips on Flying for those Who Hate Flying

Guest post by Andrew Orvedahl–a stand-up comedian recently featured on the Tonight Show–who travels way too much. When I worked as a bike messenger, people imagined my workday was full of exciting near-death escapades on my bike, when in reality it was mostly making small talk in elevators. Now that I’m a stand-up comedian, people… Read more »

Posted by Andrew Orvedahl
E-readers vs. Books

Guest post by Jen Martinez. Note: some of us here at Trip30 are big fans of e-readers. I’m not old-fashioned about many things, but one thing that I continue to be an advocate for is a good book – and not the kind that you have on your e-reader. I understand the practicality of e-readers…. Read more »

Posted by Jen Martinez
Chicago Aerial View - Don't Judge a City By A Layover

On February 2009, I was traveling from San Francisco to Washington D.C., and I had a layover at Chicago O’Hare. While my plane descended over the Windy City – as a California girl – I was shocked by how brown and dreary the area looked. “Who would want to live in a place so devoid… Read more »

Posted by Jen Martinez