All the questions I hear on the regular. I mean, you're welcome!

about the website:

1. why is this called burger abroad?

  • My name is 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.
  • Ultimately, to dispel the meat myth and show the best burgers are made of plants.

2. How can i start a blog?

Check out how to start a travel blog and how to make money travel blogging. Get started using Jimdo because it's super rad and wordpress blows.

3. How can i get this layout?

In Jimdo, you have complete creative control over everything! I tweak things often because it's fun. The current template is Reykjavik. 

4. 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.

5. 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.

about my lifestyle:

6. 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.

7. What is slow travel?

Slow travel is the mindful experience of being an explorer, not a tourist. Instead of a few days whizzing around tourist areas, slow travel is spending time immersed in one area, usually more off the beaten path, and living and eating like a local. 

8. 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, go buy me some burgers!

9. Is traveling full-time tiring?

No, because I'm not traveling constantly. I travel slow, so I stay a while in one place, and usually only have a travel day every 1, 2, or 3 months when I move to the next location.

10. 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 and care for the home and pets so it's a win-win.

11. How 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.

12. Do you ever get lonely or bored?

No, that's impossible since I always live in new countries, in awesome homes with sweet pets, endless amenities and entertainment, and tons of food and nature to explore.

13. how do you travel so 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 the darn overhead bins. A capsule wardrobe is ideal for travel since it's quick and easy to clean and wear.  

14. what is zero waste?

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

15. why are you vegan?

I'm a longtime ethical vegan of 26+ years for the animals, the planet, and myself. The tasty eats we all love are available everywhere made of plants. See quotes, questions, and movies.

16. 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 poststhe burger hall of fame, and more eats on instagram.

17. Where are your recipes?

Nowhere. I don't cook. There's no need to do manual labor when there's so much delicious food being prepared by passionate, skilled professionals all around the world. I definitely travel to eat, Bourdain-style.

about me:

18. Where have you been?

I've lived in 30 cities in 12 states inthe US, and in 60 more countries, but I have no base or home. I don’t count countries, instead I travel slow, go where I want, and stay where I love. Go to destinations for more country stories.

19. What did you do before?

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

20. what's your daily life like?

I'm usually out eating foodexploring citieswalking in nature, or home snuggling petswriting stories, or watching movies. I don't cook, clean, work, workout, have bills, a schedule, alarm clock, or anything else that sucks.

21. what are your favorite destinations?

I love ReykjavikAmsterdamChiang Mai, and Jeju. I fall in love with easy living, food, and nature. 

22. Why are you incognito?

Since I travel soloit's safer to blend in with locals. And, in most reviews, I can participate without the staff knowing who I am so that my experience is authentic.

23. Why don’t you take selfies?

Because they're totally ridiculous and I hate them. Point the camera at the subject, not yourself. That's bass ackwards.

24. what sites do you use to travel?

Go to resources for everything I usethings to do for how, apps I use to travel, and free travel discounts for codes you can use to save money and get cheaper stuff!