Quito is a city brimming with culture, vibrance, and excitement. Although some travelers might think so, Ecuador’s capital city is more than just a gateway to the adventures the rest of Ecuador has to offer. I’ve noticed that backpackers tend to skip big capital cities. While I understand why, Quito is one of those that… Read More The Backpacker’s Guide to Quito, Ecuador
Lago de Atitlan is one of my favorite places I have ever been. The natural beauty of the lake, surrounded by volcanoes and endless lush green hills never get old. I could have stayed there for months. I even considered extending my Central America trip just to go back there again. Where To Stay So… Read More The Backpacker’s Guide To Lake Atitlan
I knew I was taking a slow boat, but everything about this morning was slow, matching the lazy pace of the crammed boat that we somehow convinced ourselves would be a great idea. We got picked up from our hostel in Chiang Khong at 8 AM, and our slow boat was set to leave at… Read More Taking The Scenic Route With A Slow Boat Into Laos
It doesn’t really feel like it, but I’ve been back from my two month Central American ( + Cuba) trip for over a month now. I was supposed to only have two weeks to relax before jetting off to the Philippines for a big family reunion, but unfortunately got held up by visa requirements for… Read More 10 Day Countdown Until My Big Southeast Asia Backpacking Trip
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?
The reign of Pablo Escobar and the legacy that followed have given Colombia a reputation that has been hard to shake, despite the fact that the Colombia of today has all but erased the demons of a Colombia past.… Read More How Easy Is It To Get Cocaine in Colombia?
Spring was just rolling in through the United States, and I had agreed to running a spring campaign with JORD for their incredible wooden watches. When I jetted off to Costa Rica, little did I know that I would be headed into the land of endless spring. From endless jungles to vast expanses of rolling hills and… Read More Taking on Emerald Costa Rica With My Emerald JORD Watch
Typically, when I decide to write a blog about something, it’s because I feel like I have a substantial amount of knowledge and can answer a lot of questions about a certain topic. I don’t remember 80% of what happened on Sunday Funday, San Juan Del Sur’s utterly barbaric display of bacchanalia. This happens every… Read More San Juan Del Sur’s Sunday Funday Survival Guide
The sprawling metropolis of Mexico City is among the largest in the world, so you can guess how overwhelmed I was when I decided to turn my 5-hour layover into a measly three-day detour. My plane landed in Mexico City around midnight, and curious at what the wonders of Mexico City could possibly offer (and… Read More How to Spend Three Days in Mexico City
I started writing this right after spending an unfortunate amount of time in La Paz and then let it sit in my drafts. I’ve found this several months later and have found that I still don’t exactly look back on my time in La Paz with fondness. So I’ll just publish it. #yolo (All my… Read More Can I Just Rant About La Paz For A Bit?