Like many capital cities in Asia, Hanoi is mistakenly seen as a stepping stone to better destinations. The rapidly-developing city is massive and full of things to do, yet most backpackers tend to just skim over it.… Read More The Backpacker’s Guide To Hanoi
As much as I love winging trips and choosing my adventures on the fly, I have to admit that I waste a lot of time wondering what I should do once I actually get to my destination. It would save a lot of sitting around if I could effortlessly plan my trip ahead of time.… Read More Jet Journal Is A Must-Have App For Any Traveler
When someone asks me what to expect going into Peru, the answer is everything. You literally do not know what can happen in Peru or what you’ll see. Machu Picchu? Yeah. Rainbow-colored mountains? That too. A desert oasis? Why not. Gigantic drawing carved into the ground? Would you expect anything less? Backpacking through Peru remains… Read More New Video: Backpacking Through Peru
Before I started traveling nearly full-time, the measure of my travel experiences was always summed up by the number of countries I had crossed off. Lately, I’ve begun realizing how meaningless that number actually is. Let me clarify that this isn’t a stab at knowing how many countries you’ve been to, but the mindset of… Read More Let’s Stop Encouraging The “Counting Countries” Style of Traveling
Man, I really struggled in Bolivia. Being sick the entire time, terrifying transportation experiences, and more rude locals than I’d met in all of South America up to that point certainly didn’t help. After having a glorious fairy-tale time in Peru, I decided to cross the border and give Bolivia a try. It can’t be… Read More In Hindsight, Maybe La Paz Wasn’t As Terrible As I Thought
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
Close to Antigua, a little over an hour’s drive away depending on the traffic, is the less physically imposing but still pretty cool Volcan Pacaya.… Read More Hiking Volcan Pacaya near Antigua, Guatemala
New Years Eve in Times Square is possibly the world’s most famous New Year’s celebration. Watching the ball drop, jamming to the musical performances, and joining more than a million people filling a tiny area of New York City seems like a great way to ring in the New Year. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime kind of… Read More Is New Year’s Eve in Times Square Worth It?
So… you’re headed to Boracay for the first time and you don’t really know what to expect. Well, before anything else, let me commend you for including the island in your travel plans since it is one of the Philippines’ biggest tourist draws and ideal if you want some all-out summer fun. It’s better if… Read More So, You’re Headed to Boracay for the First Time…
To start your own travel blog, you really only need two things.
A plethora of experiences to draw inspiration from and a computer.
That’s really about it. I consider myself a pretty decent writer, but even the most mediocre writer can become a fantastic storyteller given the right experiences.… Read More How To Start Your Own Travel Blog