Welcome to Travel or Else! My name is April Burrows, founder of Travel or Else. I created this site to help you find better ways to see the world. Many people want to travel, but are so overwhelmed by the planning, costs, and logistics that they forgo it all together. I’m not rich; I don’t have months of vacation time; and I’m not decisive. But, I’m damn sure that I have to travel… OR ELSE!

I have to travel, or else:

  • I’ll suffer from a serious case of FOMO.
  • I’ll become depressed from sitting in a quiet office 40+ hours per week.
  • I’ll hang out with the same people, at the same places, doing the same old shit.
  • I might miss out on the most wonderful adventure of my life.

The list could go on, of course. But I’m sure you already have a list of your own—a list of all things that slowly, but surely, get you down over time. Traveling allows you to see new places, meet interesting people, and have exciting experiences. It’s a way to break the cycle in the hamster wheel of life. Giving yourself a vacation, or even a weekend getaway, is like hitting a metaphorical reset button.

When I travel, I feel an invigorated zest for life that I somehow lost before my trip. Then I come back to reality a little less surly than I was before, if only for a few weeks. Yeah, I’m pretty crotchety, and traveling is my out—a channel for keeping my prickliness at bay.

I imagine you’re here to find some inspiration or learn some new travel tips. Hopefully, I can provide some insight on better ways to travel, see more, and spend less on your trips. Visit often to read about choosing destinations, planning itineraries, budgeting costs, managing logistics, and prioritizing attractions and activities. Comment on posts or contact me with questions, and be sure to check out my Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

Travel or Else!