30 Aug 2010

Unbrave Girl on a Shoestring: How to Get your Travel Budget Back on Track

Budgeting is a lot like dieting.

They both take commitment and hard work.

They both require you to deprive yourself of many of the things you dearly love.

And they both make you really annoying to hang out with. No one wants to go out for nacho night with the girl who’s going carb-free […]

21 Aug 2010

From Solo to Social: The Unbrave Girl’s Guide to Making Friends on the Road

Traveling alone can be great. Really.

It gives you the freedom to do whatever you’d like, eat whatever you want, go wherever you desire, and stay for however long you feel. Traveling alone means you can subsist entirely on potato chips and chocolate for three days and no one will be the wiser. (Aside […]

14 Aug 2010

Unbrave Girl on the Go: How to Live Like a Local While Traveling Like a Tourist

Tourism is dead.

That’s right, folks. It’s time to pitch your guidebooks and your daypacks and any of those pairs of pants with the zip-off legs (which, seriously, you should have thrown out ages ago because, honey, they are not doing your thighs any favors!).

These days, nobody wants to be a tourist (and, […]

8 Aug 2010

Unbrave Girl Jumps Ship: Confessions of a Boat-building Drop-out

I quit.

After four weeks of living and working on a traditional Malay sailing junk in Kuala Terengganu on the eastern coast of Malaysia, I’ve decided that the boat-building life is not for me. This is not to say that I didn’t like it. I met some really good people there, I learned a […]

1 Aug 2010

Baggage Check: The Unbrave Girl’s Rules to Keeping Your Luggage at Bay

This past week I received an email from a new reader to my blog that said she loved my blog and loved what I was doing (Ahem, I believe this is what us hotshot bloggers like to call “fan mail.” Of course, it’s not the first fan mail I’ve received — heck no! I’m […]