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
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
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
Yo, okay, so I’m going back to Europe this summer and this might be one of the toughest trips yet. After roughing it in South America, Latin America, and South East Asia for the past two years, I am making my triumphant return to a continent I once considered a bit too tame for me.… Read More 5 Summer Festivals in Spain You Can’t Miss
You know that scene in The Force Awakens when Rey flies over Takodana after living on Jakku her whole life? “I didn’t know there was this much green in the whole galaxy.” That’s exactly how I felt about Laos.… Read More Don’t Miss Out On Laos, South East Asia’s Most Overlooked Country
If one can fight through the unbearable heat of Granada, then there’s a lot to enjoy about this laid-back colonial town in Nicaragua. About an hour away from Managua, it is one of the go-to destinations for travelers flying in. Similar to how most travelers skip Guatemala City and go straight to Antigua, most travelers… Read More The Backpacker’s Guide To Granada, Nicaragua
Guest Post By Aby Nicole League What’s the best way of knowing about a culture? Do you need to earn a degree in anthropology, read every book on global culture in the library, or travel the world full-time? These methods can open your mind to cultural diversity, but not everybody has the time and budget… Read More Everything That Baffles Foreigners About The Philippines
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?
It’s been a year since I started this blog, a year since I graduated from college, and a year since I got too scared to commit to a full-time job and decided to start traveling instead. I was only 21 years old and made a decent amount of money from my online work and businesses… Read More Looking Back On One Year Of Full-Time Traveling
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?