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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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

Why Mexico Is A Great Place For Your First Backpacking Trip

Before this current trip to Mexico, I had been to Mexico about six or seven times. Not once had I even thought about staying there long-term. I had backpacked Central America before and did spend some time in Mexico but half of that was spent in… ugh… Cancun. However, don’t let the negative preconceptions of… Read More Why Mexico Is A Great Place For Your First Backpacking Trip

The 5 Best Beaches in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Puerto Escondido is a beach town on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, one that I partially want to tell everyone about and partially want to keep as much of a secret as possible. Its name translates to Hidden Port, although it has become pretty popular amongst backpackers and Mexican vacationers. Despite this, it still boasts a laid-back… Read More The 5 Best Beaches in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

San Jose del Pacifico, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel Guide

Tucked away in the mountains of Mexico’s beautiful Oaxaca region, San Jose del Pacifico is as quiet of a town as it gets. It serves as a perfect stopping point for adventurous travelers that have made their way through northern Oaxaca’s incredibly diverse biomes and multitude of ruins, or those that have started in southern… Read More San Jose del Pacifico, Oaxaca, Mexico Travel Guide

What To Expect On The 3 Day Uyuni Salt Flats Tour

Short answer: everything. Giant desert of salt? Yep but you already knew that. Red lakes, white lakes, green lakes, cactus islands, train graveyards, rock trees (or tree rocks?), big mountains, vast deserts, and so on. You can expect anything and everything on this excursion. But seriously though, I’ve never had such a high concentration of… Read More What To Expect On The 3 Day Uyuni Salt Flats Tour