faq: the website

About the website

what is this site about?

Burger Abroad is an award-winning food, travel and lifestyle based inspirational blog created by me, Amanda Burger. I quit the rat race a decade ago to live my dream of nonstop travel. This site is full of tips and stories from my perpetual travel lifestyle. 

why is this called burger abroad?

My name’s Burger and I travel abroad.
It implies food and travel. 
I write about food and travel.
I'm a vegan named Burger and that's ironic. 
I eat burgers abroad and that's also ironic.
People like burgers because they're awesome. 
People like alliteration because it's soothing.
Being at the top of the alphabet is helpful. 
Being easy to say, spell, and remember is also helpful. 
Americans are called burgers abroad and that's funny.
Women are sometimes called broads which is kindof funny.
My travel fails are like An Idiot Abroad which is really funny.
Burger is citizen in Dutch, and Citizen Abroad sounds cool.
To dispel the meat myththe best burgers are plant-based.

do you sell burgers?


Where are your recipes?

Nowhere. I don't cook. There's no need to do manual labor when there's delicious food prepared by skilled chefs all around the world. I travel to eat like Bourdain.

How can i start a blog?

How can i get this layout?

In Jimdo, you have complete creative control over everything, and I tweak and change things often to tryout different styles, so it's always changing.

Where did the comments go?

Into oblivion! I couldn’t spend anymore time culling spam every darn day so I turned them off.

Where did the newsletter go?

Also into oblivion! Stay updated via social media, subscribe to the rss feed, or just plain old read it when you want. Email doesn’t control your life, you do!

faq: my lifestyle

About my lifestyle

Why are you traveling?

I'm allergic to monotony. I’ve always lived in different places, but was never happy in any little box made out of ticky tacky, or working at any job, and I never really liked paying bills either. I've been semi-nomadic for 25 years and full-time nomadic for 7 years.

What is slow travel?

Slow travel is the mindful experience of being an explorer, not a tourist. Instead of a few days frantically running around, slow travel is spending quality time living as a local. 

How do you afford to travel?

Well, Nosey McNoserson, by living bill freehousesitting for free accommodation, and this travel blog for income. Since you're so involved in my money - buy me burgers!

Is traveling full-time tiring?

No, because I'm not traveling constantly. I travel slow and stay a while in one place, so I only travel once every few months to move to the next location.

what is housesitting?

Housesitting is when a sitter lives in a home while the homeowners go on vacation to care for the pets and home and in exchange for free accommodation.

How do you travel solo?

Well, I am solo - I was born this way. I enjoy being introverted and I also think it's fun to do whatever I want, whenever I want, without comprising with anyone, ever.

Do you ever get lonely or bored?

No, that's impossible. I always live in new places, in awesome homes with sweet pets, amenities, entertainment, food to eat, and nature to explore. And I love being alone.

how do you travel so light?

As a minimalist, I travel light, not only carry-on only, but under-seat only. I own 5 kgs. It's cheaper, safer, simpler. I breeze by security, baggage claims, and overheads. A capsule wardrobe is quick and easy to clean and wear.

How do you live with only one device?

I used to have a phone, tablet and laptop, but they all became too redundant. So for the past few years, I've only owned one device. I can do everything I could do on the laptop and phone on the tablet, so it's way easier to only own a tablet. Less weight, less stress, and less worrying.

what is zero waste?

Zero waste is aiming to re-use, reduce, recycle, avoid disposables, and create minimal trash. A lifestyle of voluntary simplicity aims to reduce consumption.

why are you vegan?

I'm a longtime ethical vegan of 28 years because I love animals, and the tasty eats we all love are available everywhere plant-based. See quotes, questionsmovies.

Is vegan travel easy?

Super easy. I eat a lot, all the time, everywhere. It's easy to find meals at any restaurant, street stall or market. I use these apps to find food and to translate. See foodthe burger hall of fame, and top 100 world eats on instagram.

faq: me

About me

Where are you from?


Where have you been?

I've lived in about 30 cities in 12 US states, and in 70+ more countries, but I have no base or home. I’m not a country counter - instead I travel slow, go where I want, and stay where I love. Go to destinations for country stories on places that inspired me.

What did you do before?

Before housesitting internationally, I ran a petsitting business, was a vet tech for a decade, and before that, an artist. So you could say I was gathering a very particular set of skills to petsit animals and be a travel writer. Just like Neeson.

what's your daily life like?

I slowly wander the world, have mostly one-way conventions with animals, and try to find interesting things to do between meals. I’m either out eatingexploringwalking, or home snuggling petswriting, or watching movies. I don't cook, clean, work, workout, have bills, a schedule, alarm clock, or anything else that sucks.

what are your favorite destinations?

I love SeoulReykjavikAmsterdam, BrightonChiang Mai, Ubud, and Portland. I enjoy easy living and great food so I live in these cities often.

Why are you incognito?

Since I travel solo, it’s safer for me to blend in with locals. In reviews, I can participate without the staff knowing who I am so my experience is authentic.

Why don’t you take selfies?

Because I think they’re ridiculous. Aim at the subject, not yourself. That's bass ackwards.

what do you use to travel?

Go to resources for everything I usethings to do for how, apps I use to travel, and free discounts for codes to save money. Create your own website with Jimdo.