Here are Burger Abroad's most frequently asked questions. Because I get asked a lot of questions, a lot of the time. So check out this mega list because your question is probably on it.
Maybe! If I like it. And if you pay me. To partner with me, head here.
We sure can, if it fits and I have the time. Go here and shoot me a message.
Sure, if I'm in the area or if you can send it to me! Go here to work with me.
1. My last name is Burger and I travel abroad.
2. It implies both food and travel.
4. I'm vegan and my last name is Burger and that's ironic.
5. I like to eat vegan burgers while abroad and that's funny.
6. People like burgers because they're awesome.
7. People like alliteration because it's soothing.
8. Being at the top of the alphabet is helpful.
9. Being easy to say, spell, and remember is also helpful.
This isn't wordpress (so no boring over-used theme), this is Jimdo, which allows you to change your templates, styles, colors, and anything else you want, whenever you want, as often as you want, and for free, so - I tweak mine often! It's fun. More on how to start a travel blog.
Into oblivion! I don't want spend any more of my precious time culling spam every darn day so I turned them off.
I like to experience new things and I'm allergic to monotony. I was never happy in any little box made out of ticky tacky. I never really liked paying bills either. So in 2014, I put everything I owned into one bag, and morphed into a full-time traveler. That makes me on the road for about 5 years. Check introvert musings and questions on solo travel.
Someone that travels permanently, has no home or no base, and is voluntary homeless. All 40 things I own fit into one carryon bag that weighs 11 pounds and I go from house to house like a hermit crab. See how I do it, things I do before travel, tips and tools, and how to travel better.
Magic. No. By housesitting, for free accommodation. And this travel blog, for income. So, both. Check out: How I travel Full time, How I Spent Only $6K in One Year of Travel, Tips and Tools to Travel Full-time, Staying Safe as a Solo Female Traveler.
Housesitting is when a sitter lives in a home while the homeowners go on vacation, and they exchange their attention for the home and care for pets so that the pets aren't stressed out while their owners are away. It lets you live in luxurious homes for free all around the world.
Petsitting is housesitting, but in addition to the house, you also you take care of (and love!) someone's pet animals while they are away. You are there to help them feel safe, secure, loved, and ensure that their exercise, diet and daily routines are uninterrupted.
I'm a minimalist traveler. I travel light, zero waste, and not only carry-on only, but under-seat only. So I only own what I need and it totals 11 pounds (5 kgs), to stay under every airlines' carry-on weight allowance. It makes life easier, lighter, cheaper, safer, and simpler. I breeze through airport security, skip baggage claims, and never think about using those darn overhead bins on planes. A capsule wardrobe is perfect for travel because it's lightweight, quick to clean, and easy to mix and match.
Well, I am solo, so I just go. I think it's easy and fun to do whatever I want, whenever I want, without comprising with anyone, ever. But then again, I'm a lone wolf. I’m an experienced traveler, but if you are confident and present in your surroundings, then your own intuition will usually guide you just fine. More: tips to stay safe as a solo female traveler, questions solo travelers are tired of hearing, and things to do before travel.
Zero waste means being mindful of avoiding plastics and disposables and aiming to re-use, reduce, recycle and compost, so you make zero trash to pollute the planet. Get started with my guide to zero waste travel, zero waste products, and make your own natural products.
Food! Plant-based food from the actual earth! I eat a lot. All the time. All around the world. It's easy. I find yummy meals at any restaurant, street food, shop, or market. I use these apps to find food and this one for translating. See more food and burgers.
I'm a longtime ethical vegan (26+ years) so I don't eat or use dead body parts. This is for the animals, who are sentient beings that don't deserve abuse or exploitation; for the planet, that animal agriculture is destroying; and for my health, as a plant eater.
I'm American, but my ancestry is mostly German. Hence the Burger. I've lived all over 12 states, dozens upon dozens of cities, and have been traveling through 50+ countries for many years (see tracks), yet there's no place I actually call home. I enjoy traveling slow and spending time in places I love, so I mostly just go wherever/whenever I want.
It's easier. I travel full-time, solo, so it's safer to blend in with locals, plus I hate selfies. In most of the food, hotel or attraction reviews I do, I can participate without the staff knowing I'm a professional reviewer so that my experience is completely authentic.
Because they're ridiculous. Point the camera at the subject, not yourself!
Chances of that are slim. I'm a lone wolf. Plus you'd have to be as cool as me.
Before I started housesitting internationally, I did it locally full-time running my own dog walking and pet sitting business. I studied veterinary technology and worked as a vet tech for a decade in emergency medicine, plus nutrition, grooming, hospice, adoptions and TNR. Before that, I studied fine arts and was a self-employed multi-media artist. So, I was amassing the skill set to do exactly what I'm doing - petsitting and travel blogging!
Nowhere! I don't cook. I don't enjoy it and there's no need when there's so much delicious food being prepared by passionate, skilled professionals around the world. Trying to eat on the cheap by cooking something boring in a kitchen is a total waste of time. I love trying regional cuisines and sampling interesting original dishes created by local chefs. That's where the Bourdain in me comes out. I travel to eat all the food.