frequently asked questions

Because I get asked a lot of questions, by a lot of people, a lot of the time. Here's what I hear on the regular. So check out this mega list because your question is on it... I mean, you're welcome!

about working together:

1. can i advertise on your site?

If it fits and you pay. I'm happy to create a mutually beneficial partnership, but I don't work for free because I like to eat food. Go to advertise to send a partnership request.

2. can you review my business?

I sure can if I'm in your area, if you want to get me to your area, or if you can send your product to me wherever I am. I review all things food and travel. Go to work with me

about the website:

3. 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 vegan and my name's Burger and that's ironic.
  • I eat burgers while abroad and that's funny.
  • 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 while abroad and that's ironic.
  • Women are sometimes called broads which is kindof funny.
  • My travel fails are often like An Idiot Abroad which is really funny.
  • Ultimately, to dispel the meat myth and show good burgers are made of plants.
burger abroad

4. how can i start a travel blog?

Check out how to start a travel blog and see how to make money travel blogging. Get started using Jimdo.

5. how can i get this theme?

No theme. This isn't boring wordpress, this is Jimdo, where you have complete creative control over everything. The current template of this website is Tokyo.

6. where did the comments go?

Into oblivion! I didn't want spend any more of my precious time culling spam every darn day so I turned them off.

7. where did the newsletter go?

Also into oblivion! Instead stay updated via social media, bloglovin, or subscribe to the rss feed for new posts.

about my lifestyle:

8. 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, working at any job, and I never liked paying bills either. I've been semi-nomadic for 20 years and full-time for 6. 

9. what is slow travel?

Slow travel is the authentic experience of being a traveler, not a tourist. Instead of a few days whizzing around crowded tourist areas, slow travel means spending time immersed in an area, living and eating like a local. 

10. what is a full-time traveler?

Someone that travels non-stop, with no home or base.

11. how do you afford to travel?

Well, Nosey McNoserson, by housesitting for free accommodation and this travel blog for income. Since you're so involved in my income, go buy me burgers!

12. is traveling full-time tiring?

No. I'm not traveling constantly. I stay a while in one place, so I only have a travel day every 1 or 2 months. 

13. what is housesitting?

Housesitting is when a sitter lives in a home while the owners go on vacation, and exchange their attention for the home and care for pets for free accommodation. Housesitting ensures safety, guardianship and care for both the home and pets so it's a win-win for everyone.

14. why do you travel solo?

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

15. do you get lonely or bored?

Never. I'm happy in the company of animals. It's impossible for me to be bored since I stay in awesome homes in new countries, with new foods, sweet pets, fun amenities, and endless entertainment like music, books, and movies.

16. how do you travel light?

As a minimalist, I travel light, not only carry-on only, but under-seat only. It's cheaper, safer, and simpler. I breeze by security, skip baggage claims, and laugh at those darn overhead bins. A capsule wardrobe is ideal for travel since it's quick and easy to clean and wear.

17. what is zero waste?

Zero waste means avoiding disposables, aiming to re-use, reduce, recycle and compost, and to create as little trash as possible in en effort to try to reduce your carbon footprint.

18. why are you vegan?

I'm a longtime ethical vegan of 26+ years, for animals that don't deserve abusethe planet animal agriculture is destroying, and myself, a plant eater. Tasty eats we all love are made of plants everywhere in the world. See popular quotes, top questions, and informative movies for more.

19. 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 food posts, the burger hall of fame, and more eats on instagram.

20. where are your recipes?

Nowhere. I don't cook. No need to since there's so much delicious food being prepared by passionate, skilled professionals worldwide. I travel to eat, Bourdain-style.

about me:

21. where have you been?

I've lived in 30+ cities in 10+ states in the US and have been living and traveling in 50+ countries, but I have no base or home. I travel slow, go where I want, and stay where I love. Go to destinations for country stories.

22. what did you do before?

Before housesitting internationally, I ran a pet sitting business. I was also a vet tech for a decade. Before that, a multi-media artist. I was gathering a very particular set of skills to petsit animals and be a travel writer. Like Neeson.

23. what are your favorite places?

I'm always exploring new fav spots around the world. The places I like best are: Reykjavik, Amsterdam, Ubud, Chiang Mai, Portland, Albuquerque, Brighton, and Italy. Ease of living and tons of great food are my top selling points.

24. what sites do you use to travel?

Go to resources for everything I use and recommend (plus lots of discounts), things to do for how I prepare to travel, and check out all the apps I use to travel. 

25. why do you travel incognito?

It's easier. I travel solo full-time so it's safer to blend in with locals, plus I really hate selfies. In most of the reviews I do, I can participate without the staff knowing who I am so that my experience and review are authentic.

26. why don't you take selfies?

Because they're totally ridiculous. Point the camera at the subject, not yourself. That's ass backwards.

27. what's your daily life like?

I'm either out eatingwalking in nature, exploring the city, or home snuggling pets, writing stories, or watching movies. I don't cook, clean, work, work out, have a schedule, alarm clock, bills, or anything else that sucks.

28. why are you so untraditional?

Lots of time in Portland, "where young people go to retire", inspired me into an untraditional lifestyle and retirement.