Despite what you might see on Instagram, Bali is more than just one gigantic infinity pool. It is an island rich with culture and tradition. Throughout the year, you will stumble upon dozens and dozens of religious processions, traditional performances, and cultural events. All of those culminate in the two most important days of the… Read More The Complete Guide to Bali’s Ogoh-Ogoh Festival and Nyepi
The effect that Instagram has had on travel and tourism is kind of weird. I was born about three hours away from the island of Tablas in the Philippines. I spent years of my life living close by without ever hearing of the island. Yet, my South African friend who had never even been to… Read More The Ultimate Guide To Tablas: A Hidden Gem of the Philippines
Yohhh… What a time. I had never been to a festival before and following the aftermath of Smoking Dragon, I might never go to another one again. According to my much more festival-seasoned friends, it doesn’t get much better than that. There is a sincere fear within me that all future festivals are going to… Read More Smoking Dragon Festival in Drakensberg, South Africa Guide
Langkawi had the insanely difficult task of being the place I went to immediately after a month in Bali. A mixture of a post-Bali funk and a rough start to the trip left me basically hating Langkawi within just a couple of hours. I booked a hotel just to chill out for the night after… Read More Things To Do In Langkawi, Malaysia For Backpackers
A lot of you have read my previous post on Instagram travel hashtags. It’s become my most popular post on this blog and many have you even reached out to me on Instagram thanking me for it. Unfortunately, there appear to have been some changes to how hashtags work on Instagram. One of the rumors… Read More Travel Hashtags Guide After The Instagram Update
Unsure where to start my Malaysian adventure off from, I started looking up popular spots. I was in Singapore and while Kuala Lumpur might have been a sensible choice, I had to fly out of Kuala Lumpur to go to Bali, so I was going to end up there anyway. I decided to go with… Read More George Town, Penang Travel Guide: A Wanderer’s Paradise
While I advocate for traveling solo whenever I can, I have to admit, I was a bit nervous going into South America. It was my first ever solo backpacking trip and I decided to kick it off in the country of cocaine and cartels: Colombia. While decades of improvement and progress have passed since the… Read More What’s It Like To Travel Solo In South America?
Just a few hours away from Cancun is a secluded island paradise that has nicer beaches and fewer tourists. I almost feel conflicted writing this because even though I want people to experience Isla Holbox, a part of me wants Isla Holbox to stay as pristine and untouched as it is. As far as Mexican… Read More Isla Holbox Needs To Be On Your Mexico Itinerary
Guest Post by Jayson Goetz It isn’t hard to have a good time in Miami. Want to know some hot spots to check out and nightlife action you can partake in? This is your guide to top clubs, live music, plus a pub crawl or two. Put on your party hat (or dress) and… Read More Guest Post: A Guide To Miami Nightlife
I’ve been to over 30 countries over the past few years, but it was only recently that I delved into the world of backpacking. I was in Colombia on my first ever solo trip. I decided to tag along with some new backpacker friends that I made, mostly because I was in awe at how… Read More Is Backpacking Right For You?