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Kuta To Uluwatu By Motorbike

 

We went to some great lengths to see the monkeys at the ancient temple by the cliff. If the journey is the destination, we were there a long time ago! Click here to read.


How To Get A Job After Traveling

 

Afraid to take your dream trip because you fear not being able to find a job when you get back? Let me help quell those fears for you. As a long-term traveler and a recruiter, here are my secrets to getting back on your feet when you return so you can rest easy while you travel. 


Two Unbelievable Places To Stay

In Minca, Colombia 

 

Minca, Colombia is not currently on every tourist’s radar that travels through South America, but it will be. It has two of the most awesome places to stay in the world: Oscar’s Place and Casa Elemento. Read about them here!


 

The Death Road Peanut Story

 

200-300 people a year die on Bolivia's extremely dangerous Death Road. Well, I was recently in La Paz so I decided to ride down the most dangerous road in the world on a mountain bike.  Read all about it here!


The Art Of Pantomime

 

 Asking how to get to the Roman Colosseum or if a restaurant has a bathroom with only hand gestures can be tricky and takes creativity. The results are often times hilarious. These are my favorite items I've had to ask for from locals in foreign countries using just my hands. 

 


Sarcastic Review Of The Worst Hostel Ever

 

This month, I stayed in a hostel so bad it was funny. Check out my sarcastic review of Hostel Sweet in Puerto Iguazu here!


The King Of Angra Dos Reis 

 

We didn't really know much about Angra Dos Reis before we got on the bus from Rio. All we knew is that it was supposed to be a cool little beach town and a perfect place to relax for a couple days before the madness of São Paulo, the third largest city in the world...Read more.


 

One Week In Rio On A Budget

 

We kicked ass in Rio by seeing (almost) everything there is to see and saving a ton of money. Here is how we did it!


 

The 2016 Travel Bucket List

 

Cotopaxi recently asked me about my bucket list for 2016. They make travel backpacks that fund sustainable poverty alleviation, move people to do good, and inspire adventure. In order to support their good cause, I figured I’d do them a solid. Here's the plan.


 

Tripwire: The Next Big Thing In Travel Tech

 

Get ready for the app that you will not be able to travel without. Tripwire will be released on February 26th. I've been lucky enough to work with them for the past few months and I've been playing with the beta. Find out what I think here!


 

Getting Over Your Fears Of Solo Travel

 

A personal journey into the depths of my first experience traveling solo, and why I think everyone should do it. Read it all here.


 

That Time I Almost Died In Thailand 

Guest post for TeacakeTravels.com

 

Alice from TeacakeTravels was nice enough to let me guest post on her amazing blog. Find out how I almost died in Thailand but made the best of it right here!


Me And My Scoopy

By guest poster Alice Teacake

 

Alice from TeacakeTravels.com talks about getting stuck in the middle of nowhere in Thailand on her motorbike, but it was locals to the rescue! Read it all here.


Croatia - Plitvice vs. Krka

Most travelers visiting Croatia make it a point to check out Plitvice Lakes. And for good reason! This former #1 spot on my bucket list has probably the most gorgeous turquoise water you will ever see as countless waterfalls pour into it from every direction. But there is one place that gives Plitvice a run for its money...Read more.


Rocking Out In Adelaide

In January of 2015 I quit my job to travel the world. It wasn’t just any job. I worked for one of the most respected companies in the world. It was the only job I can truly say I was ever proud of and I wasn’t just there to make a paycheck. But after a little over two years, things turned sour...Read more.


6 Tourist Attractions To Die For...Literally

Many travel to get out of their comfort zone and experience real adventure. I know I do. That’s why I think the Four Corners Monument is probably the lamest tourist attraction of all time. I’d rather tell my grandkids I was bit by a shark while on vacation instead of that time I held hands with three other people in a circle...Read more.


Bedbugs and Hookers - The Phnom Penh Story

We were bombarded with howling tuk tuk drivers before the bus doors even opened as we arrived in Phnom Penh. It was 5 am and we just concluded an 8-hour bumpy and sleepless bus ride where we had to survive on Pringles as the rest stop food looked like...Read more. 


Lembongan - The Underrated Indonesian Island In The Shadow Of Bali 

It took weeks of island exploring in Indonesia to find the “goldilocks” island. Lembongan has everything you want: beautiful beaches, cool locals, amazing food, cheap everything, great bars, and it isn’t too hectic or slow. It is a 30-minute ferry ride from Bali...Read more.


The 6 Golden Rules Of Traveling

I’ve been to dozens of countries, and I’ve made a lot of mistakes along the way. These are the rules I live by to ensure that I will have the least amount of regrets and that I get the most out of my trips. Read more.


The 5 Best Festivals In The World To Get Dirty

You should always plan your trip around at least one festival. That is one of my golden rules of traveling. If you really want to see how the locals live life, you will find them at their best during their biggest celebrations. The feeling of connection between you and the locals is unsurpassable when you realize...Read more.


 

Is Travel A Drug?

 

I talk to two leading psychologists in the field of travel and happiness to answer the question: Is travel a drug? Find out what they said here.


Vietnam and the Spontaneity of Travel

I’m not a huge fan of those “Top 5 Things To Do In Whatever Country” articles or travel photos of some bro and a drugged up tiger so he can look cool on Facebook or Tinder. Sure, touristy attractions and pretty pictures are great when traveling, but what I really live for...Read more.


Yosemite During California's Big Drought

It’s a bit embarrassing to admit this, but I have lived in California my entire life and I’ve never visited Yosemite National Park. I am actually much more well travelled outside my own country. This year, I decided to change that with the annual camping trip...Read more.


The Songkran Story

Songkran is the multi-day New Years celebration in Thailand in which the locals and tourist take part in a country-wide water fight. Having any type of water shot from a gun or poured on you is a symbol of good luck. When asked why they do it exactly, Thai people will simply say: because it's fun. Read more.

 


Travel is...

I originally wrote this for my friends. I was on a plane to Indonesia wondering why people wonder why I quit such a great job to travel the world. I don't really know whether to call it a poem or blog post, but I figured I should share it. Click here to read.

 


The Koh Rong Story 

When you travel long enough with the right person, a bond forms so tight that not even the Large Hadron Collider could split it apart. Sometimes that person is the one you got on a plane with from the very beginning, sometimes you meet this person totally by chance on an island so small you can’t find it on...Read more.

 


The Snake Village Story

"Snake Village please" I told the cab driver as we got into his car. I didn't really know what Snake Village was, but Hanoi wasn't on my original itinerary so I Googled a few things to do for a day there before we headed to Sappa that night. To our surprise, the cab driver had no clue what it was either. According to some...Read more.


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