Hi Travelers – I'm Paul Drecksler and I believe that traveling is good for your soul and good for the world! My mission at TravelisLife.org is to create products, videos, and resources that have a big impact on travelers and a positive impact on our world.

Travel Videos

Mirador Indichuris & Ecuador's Most Epic Views

Mirador Indichuris & Ecuador's Most Epic Views

Join me at Mirador Indichuris in Puyo, Ecuador -- one of the most spectacular views in Ecuador. You can also watch and share this video on Facebook and YouTube. If there's one thing all travelers can appreciate, it's an EPIC VIEW. And Ecuador offers no shortage of...

Ukuy: Amazonian Ants For Dinner

Ukuy: Amazonian Ants For Dinner

Join me in Napo, Ecuador to try a seasonal Amazonian delicacy known as "Ukuy" -- or in other words BIG ASS ANTS! Learn where they come from, how they're harvested, and why locals gobble them up every chance they get. You can also watch and share this video on Facebook...

The Adventurous Kitten From The Amazon Jungle

The Adventurous Kitten From The Amazon Jungle

This is the story of Croqueta - an adventurous cat from the Amazon jungle who found her way home with the help of two new friends. You can also watch and share this video on YouTube and Facebook. It all started in Tena Ecuador when the Doctor and I were walking along...

The Smallest Church in America

The Smallest Church in America

Join me at Christ's Chapel in Townsend, Georgia, also known as: The Smallest Church in America. At only 10 x 15 feet, with three rows of pews, and a compact pulpit built for a single minister, this tiny church might only seat twelve attendees, but it was built to hold...

10 Touchless Greetings Used Around The World Today

10 Touchless Greetings Used Around The World Today

Did COVID kill the handshake? What should replace it? Here are 10 touchless greetings currently in use around the world that you can choose from. You can also watch and share this video on Facebook and YouTube. One big thing COVID19 has made us all aware of is how...

*YOU* WAKE UP!!

*YOU* WAKE UP!!

This video is for anyone who's ever told me to WAKE UP! You can also watch and share this video on Facebook and YouTube. It's not a video about conspiracies, coronavirus, or politics -- although I talk about all three. This is a video about how we speak to each other....

3 Things The World Needs Right Now

3 Things The World Needs Right Now

Right now we're dealing with a world changing, economy changing, society changing, life as we know it changing crisis. In the midst of it all, here is what the world needs from YOU right now. You can also watch and share this video on Facebook and YouTube. UPDATE: On...

Do you love SOUP? 🥣

Do you love SOUP? 🥣

Do you love SOUP? And Southern FOOD? And Southern PEOPLE? 😂 Join me as 13 chefs face off in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina to become "Souperstars" and earn the titles of Soup King or Soup Queen for a day. You can also watch and share this video on Facebook and...

Chontacuro – A Slimy (Yet Satisfying) Amazonian Snack

Chontacuro – A Slimy (Yet Satisfying) Amazonian Snack

Would you eat a LIVE worm?? Kris and I did in Ecuador. They're called "chontacuro" and they're actually a slimy (yet satisfying) healthy snack eaten daily in the Amazon. You can also watch and share this video on Facebook and YouTube. (⚠️ WARNING: This video is not...

Water is Life: 10 Important Facts About Water

Water is Life: 10 Important Facts About Water

I'm always talking about how Travel is Life. I even named my business after it. But there's actually something else I can't live without... WATER! Delicious water. Rehydrating water. The foundation of all human life, rivaled only in importance by the air we breath. 72...

Buyer Guides

Who Makes The Best World Globes?

Who Makes The Best World Globes?

Are you looking for the best world globe for your home? That's fantastic! I strongly believe that every home should have a globe or a world map on display. During times that you're not traveling, what better way to remind yourself of how much of the Earth is left to...

20 Best & Most Creative Travel Journals For Kids

20 Best & Most Creative Travel Journals For Kids

Are you looking for the best kid friendly travel diaries for your next family trip? Whether you're on the hunt for paper or digital travel journals, we've got your kids covered in today's post. Kids can get a lot out of keeping a travel diary. Journaling is fun,...

8 Best Portable Laptop Monitors for Travel & Work

8 Best Portable Laptop Monitors for Travel & Work

Are you looking for a travel friendly portable screen for your laptop? These are the Best & Top Rated Portable Laptop Monitors for travelers who need that extra display. Article Contents: Introduction to portable monitors What to look for in a portable monitor NEW:...

7 Reasons Why You Need A VPN (Plus: What's a VPN?)

7 Reasons Why You Need A VPN (Plus: What's a VPN?)

Here's why you should never browse the Internet again without the use of a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to secure your browsing activity. Article Contents What is a Virtual Private Network (VPN)? #1 Protect your online activity from data harvesters #2 Securely...

Bookshop vs Amazon: Battle of the Bookstores

Bookshop vs Amazon: Battle of the Bookstores

Is Bookshop.org a better site to buy books on than Amazon.com? Today's post compares the two booksellers on selection, title price, and affiliate commission for content creators. A few months ago, with the help of the Travel is Life Creators community, I created a...

12 Awesome Drawstring Cinch Bags For Travel

12 Awesome Drawstring Cinch Bags For Travel

Having done my fair share of traveling, I’m pretty well-versed in the art of packing practically and lightly. My tried and tested list of must-have items have served me well on various trips around the world, and one thing I never leave home without is a travel cinch...

The 8 Best WiFi Hotspots for International Travelers 2020

The 8 Best WiFi Hotspots for International Travelers 2020

Are you looking for the best unlocked mobile Wifi hotspot for your next international trip? I've got you covered in this international Wifi hotspot guide! For the past three years, our Best WiFi Hotspots for International Travelers guide has been the #1 wifi hotspot...

12 Best & Most Creative Travel Chess Boards

12 Best & Most Creative Travel Chess Boards

Are you looking for a travel chess set to take with you and play on the go? Chess on a plane! Chess on a train! Chess in the car! Chess in the rain! We've compiled a list of our favorite travel chess sets for sale so that you can take your favorite tactical game with...

FOR SALE

World Traveler Tee

Travelers all over the world love our Official World Traveler Tee – and so will you! Click the button below to view our photo gallery and get one for yourself. Super soft, goes with everything, and guaranteed to be your new favorite shirt.

World Map Coloring Poster

Every home should have a world map on the wall, so why not a one of a kind map that you created? Our World Map Coloring Poster is fun for both kids and adults and will inspire hours of conversation about traveling the world.

TRAVEL RESOURCES

21 Best Sites To Find Free Travel Photos for Your Travel Blog

21 Best Sites To Find Free Travel Photos for Your Travel Blog

Do you need free travel images to use on your travel blog? Me too. I use many of my own photos on Travel is Life so that there's no issue with copyright, but occasionally I need a travel photo for a specific blog post and I don't have anything relevant in my...

How To Buy Polkadot (DOT) Coin in USA

How To Buy Polkadot (DOT) Coin in USA

A step-by-step beginner's guide to purchasing Polkadot (DOT) coin in United States including which cryptocurrency exchanges to buy it on and where to store your coins. Begin below by learning why I invest in Polkadot or jump ahead to my tutorial. Article Contents What...

7 Reasons Why You Need A VPN (Plus: What's a VPN?)

7 Reasons Why You Need A VPN (Plus: What's a VPN?)

Here's why you should never browse the Internet again without the use of a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to secure your browsing activity. Article Contents What is a Virtual Private Network (VPN)? #1 Protect your online activity from data harvesters #2 Securely...

2020 vs 2019 US Air Travel Passengers [INFOGRAPHIC]

2020 vs 2019 US Air Travel Passengers [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you were wondering just how much air travel was affected this past year, this graph shows the number of passengers to pass through TSA in U.S. airports from March - December during 2020 and 2019. The numbers were taken from publicly available data provided by the...

Where To Find Local Trash Cleanups

Where To Find Local Trash Cleanups

Are you looking to volunteer at a local trash cleanup in your city? Or maybe you're traveling and would like to spend a day of your trip giving back to the local community and your planet. This post shares 7 8 ways for you to find or host community cleanups near you....

Jokes For Travelers 😂

Jokes For Travelers 😂

I LOVE jokes! I tell them everywhere I go, especially when I travel. Laughter is universal and brings people together. Nothing breaks the ice better than a great joke. I've started this post entitled Jokes For Travelers to share some of my favorites. Over the years,...

Has the coronavirus changed your travel plans for 2020? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Has the coronavirus changed your travel plans for 2020? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The coronavirus has everyone wondering, “What’s travel going to look like this year?” Conferences, meetups, and tours around the world have canceled their events for Q2/Q3, and many non-business travelers have either postponed or canceled their personal travel plans...

Independently Owned Travel Comparison Sites

Independently Owned Travel Comparison Sites

This post contains a list of independently owned and operated travel aggregator search sites that aren't owned by Expedia Group, Booking Holdings Inc., or TripAdvisor. Article Contents The Big Three Expedia Group owned websites Booking Holdings Inc owned websites...

21 Pros & Cons To Being A Professional Travel Influencer

21 Pros & Cons To Being A Professional Travel Influencer

I asked 21 professional travel influencers to share some insight about the pros and cons of their business and lifestyle, so that you can have a true idea of what it's like to have the "dream job". Read my introduction below or skip ahead to the 21 Pros & Cons. When...

NOMAD DESTINATIONS

5 Pros & 5 Cons To Living and Working Remotely In Hanoi, Vietnam

5 Pros & 5 Cons To Living and Working Remotely In Hanoi, Vietnam

Today's article by Mary Charie is about living and working remotely in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam with a population of over 7 million. Mary travels the world and blogs about her adventures which you can follow on her website and Facebook. This post is part of our...

9 Pros & 7 Cons to Living and Working Remotely in Vodice, Croatia

9 Pros & 7 Cons to Living and Working Remotely in Vodice, Croatia

Today's article by Liz Richardson is about living and working remotely in Vodice, Croatia, a small town of about 8,000 residents located on the Adriatic Sea, 100km north-west of Split. Liz teaches English online while traveling the world and blogging about her...

QUIZZES

Can you name these 7 Presidents?

Can you name these 7 Presidents?

Can you name these seven Presidents? We put tourists to the test to see if they could name world leaders, and the results were, umm... 😆🤓🤔 How many would you have gotten right? You can also watch and share this video on Facebook and YouTube. Now test your skills even...

World Leader Quiz

World Leader Quiz

You should recognize the names of these national leaders from the news, but can you match each world leader to his or her country? Let's find out with this short quiz! Let us know your score in the comments and share this fun quiz with your friends to see how they...

National Beer Quiz

National Beer Quiz

How well do you know your beer? This quiz will put your brewskie skills to the test. See if you can match each national beer with its respective country. I've blurred out the country name from each beer label because otherwise that'd be too easy! If you can get all...

Continents Quiz

Continents Quiz

Think you know world geography pretty well? That's what I thought too. But when I was adding Pins about visiting particular countries to my Pinterest Boards which are organized by continent, I found myself asking, "Where the heck is Tajikistan??" So I've still got a...

TRAVEL BLOGGING

21 Best Sites To Find Free Travel Photos for Your Travel Blog

21 Best Sites To Find Free Travel Photos for Your Travel Blog

Do you need free travel images to use on your travel blog? Me too. I use many of my own photos on Travel is Life so that there's no issue with copyright, but occasionally I need a travel photo for a specific blog post and I don't have anything relevant in my...

8 Best Sites To Find Free Video Footage for Your Travel Vlog

8 Best Sites To Find Free Video Footage for Your Travel Vlog

Do you need free video footage to use in your travel vlog? Here's my curated list of the best free video sites that offer royalty free videos for commercial use with no attribution required. As much fun as it would be to travel to every corner of the Earth and capture...

70+ Ideas To Improve Your Travel Blog

70+ Ideas To Improve Your Travel Blog

Are you looking for ways to breathe new life into your travel blog? These 70+ ideas for daily tasks will make sure there's never a dull moment when it comes to sprucing up your online presence. 2020 was a tough year for the travel blogging community, and many travel...

Bookshop vs Amazon: Battle of the Bookstores

Bookshop vs Amazon: Battle of the Bookstores

Is Bookshop.org a better site to buy books on than Amazon.com? Today's post compares the two booksellers on selection, title price, and affiliate commission for content creators. A few months ago, with the help of the Travel is Life Creators community, I created a...

Free Template for New Facebook Page Cover Photos

Free Template for New Facebook Page Cover Photos

This Photoshop template will help you position your image and text within your cover photo for your Facebook Page so that the important elements appear on both mobile and desktop. This template works with the NEW Facebook page layout. This post was updated on...

Pinterest SEO Guide For Travel Bloggers

Pinterest SEO Guide For Travel Bloggers

Learn how to get your pins discovered on Pinterest search through SEO using Pinterest's recommended strategies. If you've been a Pinterest user for a while, then you know that Pinterest has changed a lot over the past few years. Or if you're new to Pinterest, then you...

5 Apps to Submit Photos to Multiple Microstock Websites At Once

5 Apps to Submit Photos to Multiple Microstock Websites At Once

Do you sell your travel photography on microstock photo websites like Shutterstock, iStock, and 123RF? These 5 apps allow you to upload your photos to multiple microstock photography websites at one time and speed up your submission process. Article Contents Intro #1...

How To Sell Your Travel Photos on Microstock Websites

How To Sell Your Travel Photos on Microstock Websites

Would you like to make some extra money selling your travel photography on microstock photo websites like Shutterstock, iStock, and 123RF? It's something we've all thought about as travel bloggers, but if you're like me, you haven't been sure where to begin. Today's...

Understanding The 6 Major Link Types For Bloggers

Understanding The 6 Major Link Types For Bloggers

Undoubtedly as a blogger you've run into discussion about link types - especially dofollow vs nofollow. And at this point, you probably know that dofollow links are important for your SEO. However did you know that there are actually significantly more link types than...