Now you can put travel costs on your own website!

We’re now introducing our new Travel Cost Widget! Over the past decade, we have been gathering travel costs from real travelers and publishing this data on our website. With our new widget, it’s now possible for you to display the average travel costs for your favorite locations on your own website.

Stephen: A Backpacker’s Tale

Sometimes the desire to travel grabs you and never lets go. That’s exactly what happened to Stephen after he took his first journey to a foreign country. His trip to Ireland sparked that flame inside that all travelers are familiar with. After that, he just didn’t want to go home. So he took off again and started a travel blog and made his passion a priority. We asked Stephen to fill us in on some of the details about his life, how he travels, where he’s been, and what motivates him to keep on going after so much time on the road.

An Interview with Marek: The Indie Traveller

During his two years on the road, Marek has traveled extensively through Southeast Asia and Latin America. What started as a few months spread into several years of travel, during which he made countless friends, experienced dozens of countries and cultures, and learned to live spontaneously. You can learn more about his trip and future trips by visiting his blog, IndieTraveller where he discusses long term travel and backpacking in Asia and Latin America.

Hoboing Planet Earth

In November of 2010, almost a year and a half ago, Karin Huber and David Waldmeier set off on a journey. They are still traveling, and don’t plan on returning to their home in Switzerland until June of 2012. If you’re jealous like we are, keep reading, because they’ve had some amazing experiences and we had the opportunity to interview them about their travel adventures.

The Truth About Travel

In July 2010, Matt and Tran of Backpack Forever left their settled lives in Houston, Texas to embark on a five-month journey to Central and South America. Their trip led them through Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Guianas, Brazil, and Argentina. They’re back in the U.S. for now and have agreed to share their thoughts on “the truth about travel.”

How to Create a Travel Blog

If you’re planning a trip, then you’ve probably thought to yourself, “I should set up a travel blog.” The benefits are obvious and numerous. Your friends and family can keep up with your adventures and photos. You can keep a journal for your memories. If you get enough traffic, you can even advertise and make money.

But how do you do it? What if you’re not a geek? Fear not fellow travelers, we’re here to help! There are many different options available, and we’re going to go over the easiest and best ways to set up a travel blog for your next big journey.

Phil In The Blank

Phil Paoletta is a guy after our own hearts, simply because he willingly chose to go to West Africa. It’s an amazing place, and if you read Phil’s awesomely named blog, Phil in the Blank, you’ll get a sense of what it’s like. Don’t let his “loose stool count” scare you away. Seriously.