Sixth Month on the Road: The Travel Burnout Is Real

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

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The Complete Guide to Bali’s Ogoh-Ogoh Festival and Nyepi

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

Hiking Mount Balinsayaw in Aklan, Philippines

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

Smoking Dragon Festival in Drakensberg, South Africa Guide

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

Spending The Weekend in a Xhosa Village In Coffee Bay: Photo Gallery

I’ve been away from the ocean for too long, I thought to myself as I nursed a post-festival come-down. Nestled deep in the countryside of KwaZulu-Natal, I was hours away from the nearest ocean. A cold swim and a fresh breeze would be undeniably stellar. So instead of doing the sensible thing and moving north… Read More Spending The Weekend in a Xhosa Village In Coffee Bay: Photo Gallery