Guest Post: The Story Behind the Work and Travel Platform Hippohelp!

My name is Leopold, and I'm the creator of Hippohelp, a free map-based online platform that connects hosts with travelers who work in exchange for food and accommodation. Today I'll share how I got the idea of creating Hippohelp, struggles along…

Travel for Pennies on the Dollar with Workaway

Workaway is the website that let me live in Ukraine for two and a half months, learn Russian, and spend about $400 in all. The concept is similar to Couchsurfing, except that you stay with your host longer, food may be included, and you're expected…

How Elite Nightlife Really Works in NYC

Although this post is dedicated to NYC, the following applies to most of America's large cities like LA, Miami, Vegas, Chicago, etc. The High End Club To get into an elite nightclub you need to be a beautiful girl, know somebody connected…

My Approach to Learning a Second Language

When I learned Russian I was lucky to live in Moscow and Kiev where I could practice with native speakers. However, I've since learned that you don't have to be in that environment to learn quickly. I've been learning German for about 14 months…

The Chaps Who Fly Around the World for a Living

Ben Schlappig is the world's greatest hobbyist. While others are weekend warriors, Ben takes it seriously. During a stretch from 2014 to 2015 he flew more than 400,000 miles and spent 43 weeks sleeping exclusively in hotels. That lifestyle probably…

The Downsides of Traveling For a While

Travel is one of the coolest things that you can do with your life and I'm thankful for every place that I've visited. I talk about this all the time though which is why I should mention a few of the disadvantages. Notably, these downsides are…

South Beach vs. The Secluded Beach

I don't subscribe to the belief that an empty beach is paradise. Given the choice between fine sand, crystal water and seclusion, I would rather be on the beach with crying children, drunk Scandinavians, and a 19 year old Puerto Rican kid listening…
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The Most Impressive Thing Ever

Red Square is a grenade, pushing away Moscow and leaving a crater. There's a casual disregard for prime real estate. The square is large and inviting, and it's easy to forget that you're downtown in a city of twelve million, a pistol shot away…
A road in South Beach, Miami

My $10,000,000 Uber Chauffeur

My last Uber Chauffeur drove a black Corolla and was worth $10,000,000. He called himself Schlomo, a Jewish name that sounds out of place in South Florida. I didn't bring it up, but the conversation came around. "Are you Jewish?" He asked…

My Three Favorite Places

1. New York City A survey of Americans asked which city they would most like to live in or around. New York was number 1. The same survey asked which city would be the worst to live in or around. New York was number 1. If you like cities,…

Guest Post: Everything There is to Love About Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country rich with bio-diversity, flora, fauna, views that take your breath away, dazzling beaches and much more.  After all the name Costa Rica translates to rich coast, the truth is Christopher Columbus gave the name thinking…
The NYC Skyline

A Break from Travelling, A Vacation from Blogging

In light of my current lifestyle I've decided to take an indefinite break from posting new articles. This blog is devoted to travel and working online, neither of which I'm doing that much of right now. I'm living in New York City, I've got…