The Backpacker’s Guide To Hanoi

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

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Let’s Stop Encouraging The “Counting Countries” Style of Traveling

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

In Hindsight, Maybe La Paz Wasn’t As Terrible As I Thought

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

So, You’re Headed to Boracay for the First Time…

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…