How I Travel launched in late 2015 as a spinoff of our parent, the flights concierge service Yore Oyster. It began with a single goal in mind: to broaden the scope of travel content on the web. We saw a gap for a particular type of content – namely in-depth pieces about individual travelers, not destinations or experiences – and have built our entire site around that thinking to date.
It all started with our featured traveler profiles, still the backbone of How I Travel today. We went deep with travelers of all varieties, from world-renowned Instagrammers to professional hula hoopers, to get a feel for what motivates them to move, their fears on the road, and what they get out of it all. We’ve got the answers to why Karen won’t leave home without her favorite set of calligraphy pens, why Daniel always carries a miniature Japanese statue, and a lot more. Once you get beneath the surface, you’ll never want to turn back.
The most frequently-searched posts on our site, though, are all about Amazon. Every traveler wants to know: how can I get Amazon items shipped to me when I’m abroad? We’ve got the best guide on the web for just that, which shows you exactly how to get whatever you want shipped to your doorstep, regardless of how remote you are. We call our process Hacking Amazon Abroad, and travelers the world over are raving about it.
On top of our traveler features and series on Hacking Amazon Abroad, we also do geo-specific roundup posts to answer the questions no one else seems to be answering, or not answering well. Where are the world’s coolest neighborhoods? Which cities have the best beer in the world? Or how about the most creative cities in the world? We’ve got them all.
In case that’s not enough, we’ve recently introduced travel-specific product reviews to help you make smart purchase decisions along your journey. We spend dozens of hours and thousands of dollars testing this stuff so by the end of it we can tell you exactly what to buy. See how I saved over $1,000 in 8 months just by switching to an online European bank, or the results of our recent quest to find the best travel neck pillow.
So take a look around and see what you think! If you want to reach us for whatever reason, say hello at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy travels!
Editor-in-Chief // How I Travel