#TravelTruth: Everybody’s a Travel Writer

#TravelTruth: Everybody’s a Travel Writer

I have a love-hate relationship with those pop-up Facebook memories. I love seeing what went on in my life three years ago, eight years ago, or last year for that matter. What I hate is that my posts lack depth. There is usually only a photo and a line or two of text....
Be a First Reader

Be a First Reader

FirstRead.Me was founded on the principle of helping you find the best travel content on the Internet. We start the conversation here, then point you in the direction of more on the topic across the Internet, whether on other blogs or on nationally-recognized travel...
Purposeful Travel Made Easy

Purposeful Travel Made Easy

Purposeful Travel Sounds Complicated When you think of purposeful travel, what comes to mind? To me, it sounds like it must involve soul searching, dirt digging, and world changing. I think the term has taken on that meaning when referring to voluntourism or travel...
FirstRead.Me Wins Awards

FirstRead.Me Wins Awards

FirstRead.Me is about exceptional travel reporting, writing, and photography.   We believe in sharing travel tips you may not find elsewhere… …and two of our stories for Travel Pulse were honored with awards for 2017 from the North America Travel...
#TravelTruth: Are Dolphin Swim Experiences Ethical?

#TravelTruth: Are Dolphin Swim Experiences Ethical?

Dolphin swim experiences are an emotional and controversial subject. I have personally always felt torn between a love for marine animals, which includes a strong desire to see them, and a firm belief that those desires should never be satisfied at the expense of the...
#TravelTruth: 2017 Mileage Runs for Real People

#TravelTruth: 2017 Mileage Runs for Real People

Okay, all you road warrior, top-tier elite status mongers, this post is probably not for you. Move along so the rest of us can talk freely—about 2017 mileage runs for small-time players. We aren’t even in the same league. Let’s face it, folks, more than a...