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?
“Ugh I wanna travel but I don’t have any money!” Well, ya whiny bitches, let me tell you some cold hard facts. If you’ve got a source of income and the slightest bit of self-control, you can also travel often. You’re going to have to make a few sacrifices to save money, but a wise… Read More 10 Things You Can Give Up To Save Money For Traveling
The title pretty much says it all. I have not left my bed today except once this morning to cash in on the hotel’s breakfast buffet. I am in Bali right now where if you would like to do nothing, there are hundreds of better places than a poorly-lit hotel room. But sometimes you can’t… Read More Sixth Month on the Road: The Travel Burnout Is Real
Bali’s surf town of Canggu is quickly becoming the trendiest city in all of Bali. While admittedly a far cry from what local Balinese life is like, Canggu serves a different purpose for holiday-goers. I love Bali and experiencing the traditional ways of life and the endless natural beauty that it has to offer. However,… Read More 13 Things You Need To Do In Canggu, Bali
South Africa’s Garden Route is famed worldwide for good reason. It is hands-down one of the best road trips you will find on the planet. Cruising along the Garden Route, you are never more than half an hour from either the mountains or the ocean. Coming from the U.S., I was more than a bit… Read More Is Baz Bus the Best Way to See South Africa’s Garden Route?
The Baz Bus is South Africa’s best way for budget and solo travelers to get around the country. With a country as exciting and beautiful as South Africa, it attracts all sorts of people from all walks of life across the world. The several-hour-long Baz Bus rides from city to city go by a lot… Read More The 13 Travelers You Meet on the Baz Bus
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
For travelers, creators, and storytellers alike, there’s only so much you can do on a mobile platform. Every major social media outlet has that one shortcoming. There’s just something that keeps it from being the perfect way to share your big once-in-a-lifetime expeditions and those little journeys that you go on every day in your… Read More Jet Journal: A Revolutionary New Travel App
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
This was my first Ibajay Ati-Ati in over twenty years, a triumphant return to my birthplace. A return that gave me so much insight on my roots, family ties, and the insatiable desire to always be the last man dancing. It was an ear-splitting, booty-shaking, lechon-feasting fiesta that only Filipinos could fathom. A town of… Read More The Best Of Ibajay Ati-Ati Festival 2019
The province of Aklan on the Philippine island of Panay is known internationally as the home of and gateway to Boracay. The Philippines’ most famous paradise island is understandably a much-desired holiday spot, with its crystal clear blue waters and powdery white sand spanning kilometers of beachfront. However, those who go from Kalibo or Caticlan… Read More Hiking Mount Balinsayaw in Aklan, Philippines
24 years ago, I was born in a little town about an hour away from the bustling town of Kalibo. My family moved to the United States shortly after. 24 years later, I came home to make it to one of the world’s most unique and colorful festivals. Every January, the Mother of all Philippine… Read More 2019 Kalibo Ati-Atihan Festival Gallery