Sri Lanka is well-known for its train travel. It is simple, scenic, and let’s face it, Instagram-worthy. It is also by far the best way to get around the country. I just wrapped up my first long train ride in Sri Lanka and was amazed at how much smaller it made this already relatively small… Read More How To Get From Colombo to Anuradhapura By Train
I had grown too comfortable in the tourist-trodden hubs of South East Asia. It felt like I was simply just making rounds between Bali, Thailand, and my home country of the Philippines. Don’t get me wrong, I love those places, but before my six-week trip to Bali was even halfway over, my legs were growing… Read More First Impressions of Traveling Sri Lanka 2019
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
There’s something about surf towns. Even just wandering around aimlessly, the whole vibe always feels so easygoing and relaxed. While surf, yoga, and swimming take up most visitors’ days, there are quite a few amazing places in Canggu to wind down and hang out. Canggu is definitely one of Bali’s trendier spots with organic cafes,… Read More 5 Spots You Can Not Miss in Canggu, Bali
I had a lot of free time on my hands in Kuala Lumpur. Based on everything I’ve heard from everyone else, food was the main attraction in Malaysia’s capital. Obviously, you’ve also got the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, but aside from that, there isn’t much to do but eat and shop and shop and eat.… Read More Is Batu Caves Worth Going To?
Modern, shiny, urban, and clean. Singapore is unlike any other South East Asian capital city. The capital city of this small island situated between Malaysia and Indonesia is possibly the finest city our planet has to offer. Of all the cities I have been to, nothing can rival Singapore in its modernity, efficiency, and jaw-dropping… Read More Singapore On A Backpacker’s Budget
Unless you are a college spring breaker or a pair of middle-aged parents taking their family on vacation, Cancun is a no-no. At least, that’s what it seems like everyone thinks. Backpacking through Central America, I encountered many travelers who would just scoff at the thought of going to Cancun. In my mind, I felt… Read More Why Cancun Doesn’t Deserve The Hate It Gets
After decades of tension. between the U.S. and our island neighbors to the south, diplomacy, trade, and tourism are beginning to make their ways back as our battered relationship begins the healing process. With all of this being so recent, the question still stands for many Americans. Is Cuba safe? Having just come back from… Read More Is Traveling To Cuba Safe For Americans?
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?
If you’re reading this, you’re probably looking for a quick answer, rather than a roundabout discussion of the two only for the writer to say that you should go to both. I could also do that to avoid offending anyone who feels oddly passionate about either city, but I won’t. The answer is Medellin. Okay,… Read More Bogotá vs. Medellín: Which Is Better?