Welcome to 2019! Is this it? The year you finally take on that dream of living and working in another country? Three years ago, when I decided I wanted to pursue working abroad opportunities in Germany, I had no idea how to start. How do you get a job abroad? The answer was simple: you…Read More
I was lucky enough to grow up in the Bay Area, so it’s with a bit of bias that I say that San Francisco is the jewel in the Golden State’s crown. It combines all the best things about the state in one trip to California. Nature, food, art, nightlife…there are always things to do…Read More
The sun beat down from a nearly white sky. The air was dry, the ground hot. The only shade to be found was in the ruins—colonnades with swollen pillars, towering statues of crossed-armed rulers, thick walls laden with the deep carvings of ancient kings and queens. This is Luxor, straddling the banks of the Nile,…Read More
2018 was packed with adventures—for both business and pleasure—and milestones. 29 years of my life passed by without me ever visiting Africa, but in 2018 I went three times. Other firsts included: riding a snowmobile, surfing, exploring a ghost town, seeing wild elephants, and getting my dog a passport. Going to the top of a…Read More
Packing is always a somewhat daunting task—which is why Kathryn from Becoming You turned to travel bloggers for some help. She rounded up a hefty list of tips to create the Ultimate Packing List—full of the expected, the surprising, and the “I didn’t know you could use that for that“. Can you guess my contribution? Check it out here.
It looked like a giant pile of dirt. Maybe it was because of the harsh morning sun. Or the fact that we’d been traveling since 4am, coasting on 3 hours of sleep from the night before. It wasn’t until we’d followed the neatly tiled path down a sweeping curve that the famous temple—one that’s often…Read More
The C Boarding Group has put together a list of the best travel blogs of 2018, and I’m super excited to share that Up and Gone made the cut! Check out the list—featuring some other fantastic travel resources—here!
Visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza is a must for any trip to Egypt. But when doing research for our trip, I was surprised to see how many travelers visit the pyramids as a stop-gap between their arrival in the country and their tours beginning—often jamming this ancient site into a two-hour slot. Considering how…Read More
This post is part of a series. You can read about the origins of our travel tradition here. You get sort of used to being disappointed by things in real life. The Mona Lisa? Much smaller than expected. Notré Dame, smaller. The Statue of Liberty, smaller. So when I read in advance of our Egypt…Read More
The city of Berlin mimics the fashion of the changing the seasons. In summer, the city is spilling out of itself, everything hanging out, loose and easy. In the winter, things button up tight again, with thick curtains and heavy doors as metaphorical layers and zips. But that doesn’t mean you should rule out a…Read More