25 minutes is just enough time for a final adventureRead More
Pack for a Purpose is a non-profit organization that provides travelers with the information they need to take supplies to local charities and projects. Using the extra space in their suitcase, travelers can bring supplies with them as a hostess gift to the community they are staying in!Read More
Backpackers will tell you a trip to Southeast Asia isn't complete without driving a motorbike, and maybe that's true for them. Maybe it was the highlight of their trip. That's fine. That's GREAT. I'm glad you had nice trip!Read More
I said I would make a post on the "Top Times I Was Wrong While Traveling," and here we go! For one reason or another, I was dead set on doing the following things, and maybe even convinced other people to go along with me.... and it ended up being the wrong *bleepin* call. Either learn from these mistakes, or learn that everyone makes mistakes...Read More
In my time traipsing around this globe, I have stayed in some hostels that felt like a home away from home.
But I have also stayed in some... less than pleasant accommodations.
While in Sarajevo, my friends and I laughed about this fact, and decided to come up with a list of qualities "the Perfect Hostel" would have.Read More
I have spent way too many hours of my life watching youtube beauty tutorials to give up on makeup now, even if I am gallivanting the globe with one carryon bag. So, through much trial and error, I have figured out the absolute necessities.Read More
Granted, I am giving everyone who hops on a plane to traverse 5 countries by themselves the benefit of the doubt where common sense is concerned. This might be too grand of an assumption. That is why I am sharing...Read More
It is not all $0.75 beers and life changing encounters (although it mostly is). The following experiences truly made me question why I ever thought this was a good idea, but hey, life is the journey, not the destination. It takes the bad to appreciate the good. All's well that ends well... I am one cliche away from forgetting I ever ate crickets.Read More
In some regards, it was completely inevitable that I would end up in the middle of an abandoned air strip in Vang Vieng, Laos, attempting to call Charles Schwab on the satellite phone that, up until that day, had sat untouched in the depths of my backpack.Read More
I can't remember what life was like pre-mosquito obsession. If there was once a point in time where I wasn't constantly scratching, worrying, and applying bug spray, I have all but forgotten it.Read More
However, as I have traveled further off the path where good restaurants and attractions can easily be found through magazine articles and blogs, Trip Advisor has become the only source of travel information for most tourists.
Once again, this wouldn't bother me so much.... if I hadn't discovered the poisonous culture connected to it.Read More