I first heard of this “walk” in 2011, when I lived in Madrid, Spain. I was so naive when I met traveler after traveler telling me that they just finished “The Camino de Santiago”. I must have semi researched it, and nonchalantly added it to the list of things I must do before I die. Why? Because anything semi-crazy makes it way on to that list.Read More
Alright, so you find yourself in a foreign country, your friends back home are all asleep because of the time difference, and you’ve done all the touristy tours your hostel offers. What now? Well you could go haggle prices for useless souvenirs at the market, you could get tipsy with the singing hippie at the hostel bar OR you could go on a date! No, not with that traveler from the states that you keep running into, but with a local!Read More
When people first think of Denver, Colorado, they might think of one of the many (somewhat) successful sports teams, or the very popular passing of the legal marijuana law; But there are so many reasons that Denver should be known as one of the best cities in the United States of America!Read More
We all know how daunting gift giving can be. If you’re anything like me, every year you wait until the last minute, get stuck in the mall madness, and come out with a mediocre gift. Well what if I told you that I have the solution for you? Why not gift the people you care about the most travel this year?! Here’s 5 reasons why gifting travel is a great idea.Read More
I think I can speak for a lot of people by saying that when I hear the term “digital nomad”, I’m a little confused. Or at least I was prior to becoming one. Who or what is a digital nomad? Well, in short a digital nomad is someone that works remotely. They use Wifi to conduct business anywhere besides your typical office setting. This is often in another country or far from home. Needless to say digital nomad’s live quite an unconventional lifestyle.Read More
Traveling is on the top of many, many people’s list of things to do. And it is no secret that travel can be an expensive activity. So when you finally get the chance, you want to do it right. Like, really right. Right? Everyone wants to get the most out of their time off, and their vacations. How do you do that? Slow traveling. Spending time in one place for longer opposed to bouncing around to many different locations. In short, we are going for quality over quantity. Below, you will find the long of it.Read More
Once you grab your bags and head outside to get a taxi or shuttle, the chaos begins. It seems as though there are about a million people outside those sliding glass doors, waiting just for you. After you find your ride, and feel extremely guilty about not having any cash to tip the man that semi- forced you into taking your bags to the car, the chaos subsides and you are finally on your way…Read More
So you just made these awesome plans to go to these amazing places with these great people! What are you missing?Read More
What can V•E•N•T•U•R•E R•O•A•D offer you? We’ll spell it out for you!Read More
“How can I afford to travel?” It’s a question that many people have asked themselves to scratch the travel itch that they have. People planning trips usually look for the best and most affordable way to travel, often doing internet searches for how to see the world for less than $100 per day. If you have somehow stumbled upon this article while trying to figure out your next adventure, you have stumbled upon the right place!
To take a trip to a new corner of the world, you don’t need to spend your whole savings. You can cut your expenses and make travel cheaper. In fact, with the right knowledge and resources, you can see a new piece of the world for less than $75 per day.Read More
There are a lot of reasons to put yourself out there and travel as it is. But have you ever thought about studying abroad? This is something a lot of us do not even consider a possibility. And yet, with a little effort and a lot of planning it is an attainable goal. Beyond being attainable – it is good for the soul.Read More
As time goes on, we are unfortunately seeing a divide between the US and other countries. Beyond that, there is a deep divide that exists internally as well in various places—America included. I believe much of this has to do with propaganda, misunderstanding, and a fear of the unknown. This divide between cultures, races, and religions will only lead to greater troubles and darker days.Read More
When people from other countries plan to vacation in Europe they often aim for the bigger cities. Cities like Amsterdam, Paris, Istanbul, Moscow, London, Saint Petersburg, and beyond are all frequented by tourists. Even with affordable group travel companies, many trips are geared toured larger areas.
It is important to remember while planning your travels that there are smaller areas worth seeing. In this article I will highlight the best, most under visited cities in Europe. I will additionally explain to you exactly what you are missing out on and why each one is so special. Let’s dive in and discover together these little hidden European wonders.Read More
What does it mean to be a global citizen? How does one achieve this status? Well, the answer is
really quite simple. It is not actually a status to claim or an official title of sorts – think of it more
as a way of thinking and a way of life. Global citizenship is a way of looking at human life as one
race – the HUMAN race. Not picking apart culture, color, religion, etc.
When you take a plane, you are almost certainly going to want to bring a carry on with you onto the flight. Sometimes, it can be a challenge figuring out what the necessities are. Of course, there are also airport regulations that restrict the items you can bring. Hopefully this guide will bring you some clarity on how to effectively pack your carry on.Read More
Love is a tricky thing. It's even trickier when the person that you love lives in another corner of the world. My international relationship was the most beautiful, romantic, and heartbreaking experiences I have ever had. I was fortunate to have had it. Traveling the world, tasting exotic foods, meeting wonderful people, and seeing amazing things while having the chance to be with her, was magical. I can't believe a person like me would ever be able to tell a story like this.
Life is tough—I think that goes without saying. However, there are things that the help us get through life a little easier and more joyful. Friends, family, and loved ones go a long way when it comes to maintaining some level of happiness.
Even when you are surrounded by people you love, who love you in return, this is not always enough to leave us feeling fulfilled. If you find that you are lacking something in life, you may have yet to find your passion. With the help of this guide, you should discover how to find your passion, and be on the road to complete happiness.Read More
Whether you are an artist, a lawyer, a retail worker, or stay-at-home mom, there will be times when you might find yourself lacking in the inspiration department. Unfortunately, feeling uninspired can result in a drop in your performance either at work or in life in general. Losing your inspiration is very much like losing your motivation—when this happens we often find ourselves operating on auto-pilot without even realizing it.Read More
What is the one question virtually everyone has concerning life? Why are we here? What is our purpose, and what are we here on this Earth to achieve? While the answers to these questions seem out of our collective reach, with a little bit of guidance and planning, it is nowhere near as impossible as you think. If you follow my lead and take these tips into consideration, you will be on your way toward finding your purpose in this world.Read More
To travel abroad is one of the most beneficial experiences for a person. People who travel abroad have the opportunity to learn about foreign nations and take in the allure and culture of a new land.
The biggest reason you should consider a travel abroad program is the opportunity to see the world. By traveling abroad, you will experience a brand-new country with incredible new outlooks, customs and activities. The benefits include the opportunity to see new terrains, natural wonders, museums and landmarks of your host nation.Read More