About the website, my lifestyle, and me.
Burger Abroad is an award-winning blog featuring food, travel, lifestyle and inspiration, created by me, Amanda Burger. I quit the rat race a decade ago to live my dream of nonstop travel. These are tips, stories, and tidbits from my travel lifestyle.
My name’s Burger and I travel
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 myth; the best burgers are plant-based.
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.
Into oblivion! I couldn’t spend anymore time culling spam every darn day so I turned them off.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 food, the burger hall of fame, and top 100 world eats on instagram.
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.
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.
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 eating, exploring, walking, or home snuggling pets, writing, or watching movies. I don't cook, clean, work, workout, have bills, a schedule, alarm clock, or anything else that sucks.
Because I think they’re ridiculous. Aim at the subject, not yourself. That's bass ackwards.