In The Know Traveler

Start here!

With the Estonian octogenarians of Setomaa.

I started In The Know Traveler in 2004 with the sincere desire to continue to see the world and inspire more people to do the same. I figured that if more of us were traveling we would discover that we had more in common than not with others. Maybe we could see each other for our similarities, rather than our differences. Over 4000 articles later, this message has not changed. If anything, it is more important than ever. I do hope you will continue to find your inspiration and commitment in exploring your world right here at In The Know Traveler.

We travel because we are supposed to know each other.

Devin Galaudet

Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, In The Know Traveler

Questions You Should Ask

What is In The Know Traveler?

ITKT, as we like to call it, is an online travel magazine dedicated to international travel and cultural exchange. We do this through personal stories, video and photos covering 189 countries around the world. And we have been doing it since 2004 — so we know a thing or two about travel 😉

What the secret mission?

I started ITKT in 2004 with the sincere desire to get more Americans passports in their hands and traveling. Secretly, I hope that if we all traveled more, we would realize how much we have in common as people, as humans. Perhaps, we would not have to fight with each other so often. I know, the pipe dream of world peace is a long shot, but it is one pipe dream worth pursuing. Until then, let’s get to know each other. It is another dream worth pursuing.

Your web site sure has a lot of raspberry in it?

Honestly, I was listening to Raspberry Beret by Prince when the idea of changing my life and building this site began. So, this is my small homage to a truly talented musician. Lots of yellow (I think Prince went through a yellow phase) and green (I just like it), too.

Are you that guy getting married all over the world?

I am. My wife and I are shooting for 100 weddings in 100 countries. You can check us out at In The Know Bride. Honestly, it is one of the better relationship choices I have ever made.

Why should I read/like/return to ITKT?

I suppose what makes ITKT different is we publish writers from all over the world, while managing to not be a corporation. We are real people writing about real travel. We have very few ads because we like to do what we want.

Can I travel for Free, like you?

Yes, I have a program that teaches you how to travel for free without having to be a blogger. Blogging is fine for some but no everyone wants a career of taking selfies and posting photos on Instagram. There is a much better way to do it. Sign up for our newsletter for more.

Can I write for you?

Yes, totally. We don’t pay much but happy to see how we can work together. For more on this, visit our Submission Guidelines or our Writers’ Checklist

About Us

Devin Galaudet the Editor and Publisher of the well-established In The Know Traveler series of web sites, which celebrates ten years in August. His previous careers include professional card player, antique storeowner, and assistant picture editor for Miramax.

Devin has written for the Huffington Post, Technorati, The Citron Review and has had Dad-inspired material featured in Two Hawks Quarterly literary journal. He holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Antioch University at Los Angeles.

If you have a question about any of the In The Know Traveler sites contact him directly here. For information about submitting your story to In The Know Traveler visit our submission guidelines.

Steve Smith inherited the wanderlust and has always needed to see what’s around the next corner. In his college years he enjoyed many memorable forays into Mexico sleeping on beaches under the stars, but today that’s all changed.

Since 2006 he’s contributed stories and photographs to In The Know Traveler, and in 2014 he assumed an editor role. Published both in digital and print formats, his international assignments have taken him to the Middle East, Asia, North/Latin/South America, Europe, and the Caribbean. Together with his co-pilot, today his global road travels intersect with digital storytelling and dynamically add to them with space-age mapping technology.

And now for our latest stories…

Panic in Puerto Rico!

The mood across the table was gloom. A heavy aura of tense suspense had descended into the living room. You could see worried expressions on our faces if there had been enough light to do so. I was staring down the length of the very last candle that flickered weakly...

Kerala – Slow and Peaceful

In September, just after the refreshing monsoons had cooled Kerala, I went on my first houseboat along the incredible lakes and rivers of Kerala. The slow life along the river and centuries old traditions, just seemed to be a wonderful break from technology, my...

In Search of The Bird of Paradise

It’s just after 3:00 am when a voice outside my cabin door calls softly, telling me that its time to go. I make my way gingerly up the internal staircase from below decks in pitch darkness, careful not to wake the other guests on board the Katherina, a 100 foot...

The Secret Side of Santorini

“Santorini would not be what it is without Pinterest.” As my Greek taxi driver maneuvered the twisting turns around the volcanic mountains, the island was laid out below us: scattered farms, lush, vibrant plains of fields, the occasional church with its snow white...

Van Life in the South of Spain

Van Life Everywhere I looked online, van travel was stylishly portrayed. Elegant people draped over beautiful hand-made bedspreads; friends laughing, beers in hand and the soft golden light of dusk illuminating the happiness that only life on the road can bring. Vans...

A Garden in Fiesole

Fiesole, Italy The Sights in Florence I sat soaking up the sun in a small walled garden. Tumbling geraniums held the moss-covered stones together as they did most of this hillside town. The drone of bees left the air heavy. Once formal garden paths weaved through one...

Ancient Whispers of Egypt

Ancient Whispers “Mankind is afraid of time, and time is afraid of the Pyramids.” As the awe-inspiring voice loomed across the open-air auditorium, a feeling of being transported three thousand years back in time suddenly hit me. Sitting there, in front of the...

Are you ready to Travel for Free?

Do you want to know how I have traveled to over 50 countries for Free?


Join our community and get my new ebook about how to travel for free just like the pros!

You have successfully subscribed! Check your email for your ebook.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This