Health & Spirit

Do You Really Need Travel Insurance?

Thumbnail image for Do You Really Need Travel Insurance? by The Runaway Guide 1 May 2014

Since I am immortal or at least think I am, the thought of buying travel insurance pre-departure hardly ever crosses my mind. And I would much rather invest in a […]

Travel Advice From 101 World Travel Experts

Thumbnail image for Travel Advice From 101 World Travel Experts by The Runaway Guide 16 April 2014

Travel could potentially threaten your physical well being or even lead to your demise. You might die in any number of horrific ways on your travels. You could come down […]

The Most Beautiful Sunset In The World

Thumbnail image for The Most Beautiful Sunset In The World by The Runaway Guide 25 January 2014

There’s something about sunsets that put everything in perspective. You might be stressed out, strung out, or hung over, but the minute that warm glow washes over the world, your […]

Travel Is Like Life On Crack

Thumbnail image for Travel Is Like Life On Crack by The Runaway Guide 20 November 2013

The first time you hit travel crack you feel it big time. Euphoria laced with bits of anxiety pulsates through every vein. Time warps and the limit to all the […]

The Best Religion In The World

Thumbnail image for The Best Religion In The World by The Runaway Guide 14 November 2013

Wandering the world at 16 without a penny to my name, I let my stomach do most of the decision making. I met Islam after learning I could get free […]

Everyone Thinks I’m Running Away

Thumbnail image for Everyone Thinks I’m Running Away by The Runaway Guide 8 November 2013

Everyone thinks I’m running away from life. They tell me I need to go back to school, find a real job and settle down. They say I can’t keep running […]

10 Things We Can Learn From The Happiest People In The World

Thumbnail image for 10 Things We Can Learn From The Happiest People In The World by The Runaway Guide 7 November 2013

Scandinavia is located as North as Alaska. It’s cold, dark, damp, and dreary for nearly 9 months out of the year. And when summer does come, it is often plagued […]

How To Avoid Being Robbed On The Road

Thumbnail image for How To Avoid Being Robbed On The Road by The Runaway Guide 23 July 2013

When I ran away and lived on the streets of Europe and the Middle East, I acquired certain survival skills. I learned which dumpsters would yield the best food. I […]

The Best Country For First Time Budget Backpackers

Thumbnail image for The Best Country For First Time Budget Backpackers by The Runaway Guide 19 March 2013

You’re dead set on running away and backpacking the world. You’ve found the courage, you’ve saved up enough money, and maybe your bag is already packed. The only thing left […]

How To Travel Without A Plan

Thumbnail image for How To Travel Without A Plan by The Runaway Guide 8 February 2013

I love arriving in a completely foreign country without preparation or a plan. The uncertainty is exhilarating and the sense of freedom is unrivaled. It was in this style that […]

How To Convince Your Parents To Let You Run Away & Travel The World

Thumbnail image for How To Convince Your Parents To Let You Run Away & Travel The World by The Runaway Guide 16 December 2012

If you want to hit the open road and explore the world but have douche bags for… I mean parents who are very much opposed, this article is for you. […]

What Really Is Deja Vu?

Thumbnail image for What Really Is Deja Vu? by The Runaway Guide 9 October 2012

We have all experienced Deja Vu. Those times when you’re on the pot and you turn your head just so and you are suddenly hit with an overwhelming feeling as […]

Pros and Cons of Traveling Alone

Thumbnail image for Pros and Cons of Traveling Alone by The Runaway Guide 11 August 2012

Many first time backpackers are often concerned about traveling solo. I receive countless apprehensive emails on the subject. Girls are worried about safety and both guys and girls fear that […]

The Truth About Travel Advisories

Thumbnail image for The Truth About Travel Advisories by The Runaway Guide 23 September 2011

  At current, over 30 countries reside on the US state departments travel advisory and warnings list. Such countries include Syria, Iraq, North Korea, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, and the Philippines. […]

How To Be Successful In Blogging & In Life

Thumbnail image for How To Be Successful In Blogging & In Life by The Runaway Guide 20 July 2011

Over the last couple of months, I have been in my basement working night and day towards the success of this blog. I have been so obsessed that I have […]

Hangover Cures From Around The World

Thumbnail image for Hangover Cures From Around The World by The Runaway Guide 4 July 2011

It’s the butt crack of dawn, an ungodly hour of the early light when you suddenly awake from a deep and dreamless sleep. “ahhh, horse shit,” you mutter. Your neck […]

How To Avoid Traveler’s Diarrhea: Lessons Learned

Thumbnail image for How To Avoid Traveler’s Diarrhea: Lessons Learned by The Runaway Guide 29 June 2011

Diarrhea, the squirts, the runs, geri, splitskas, layseh mogen, or anal leakage; what ever you call it, it rarely makes for a pleasant afternoon.  In all seriousness though, for the […]

Overcoming Your Travel Anxiety

Thumbnail image for Overcoming Your Travel Anxiety by The Runaway Guide 24 June 2011

Traveling is my passion and I can think of nothing more liberating and exciting than hitting the open road. Nothing is fixed and nothing is planned, and everything is in […]