frequently asked questions

Here are 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 funny.
  • People like burgers because they're awesome. 
  • People like alliteration because it's soothing.

2. how can i start a travel 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 I'm using is Tokyo. 



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 to!


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 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. 



8. how do you afford to travel full-time?

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!

9. is traveling full-time tiring?

No, because I'm not traveling constantly. I stay a while in one place, so I 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 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 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.


14. 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.


15. 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, as a plant eater. The tasty eats we all love are available made out of plants everywhere in the world. See popular quotes, top questions, and informative movies for more.


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 posts, the 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 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.

19. what did you do before?

Before housesitting internationally, I ran a pet sitting business, I was a vet tech for a decade, and 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.


20. what's your daily life like?

I'm usually out eating all the food, exploring citieswalking in nature, or at 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.


21. what are your favorite destinations?

I'm always discovering new spots around the world, but my fav stomping grounds are ReykjavikAmsterdam, Brighton, Portland, Albuquerque, Chiang Mai and Ubud. I fall in love with easy living, amazing food, and awesome weather.


22. why do you travel 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 use and recommendthings to do for how I prepare to travel, check out apps I use to travel, and free travel discounts for all my referral codes you can use to save money and get cheaper stuff!