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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.