Night Train Carnage in Thailand

Night Train Carnage in Thailand

I sat alone. Feet stretched into the bench seat opposite of me, eyes drooping. Kilometer after kilometer of rice paddies flashed by outside. The antique train taking me to Laos was a vintage classic and well past its prime. Rudyard Kipling once said, “The first...
Review of the Ekster GRID Backpack for Digital Nomads

Review of the Ekster GRID Backpack for Digital Nomads

This is a review of the Ekster GRID backpack, a tech-oriented pack with plenty of features for people who earn a living on the road. It also works well as a TSA-approved, carry-on suitcase you (hopefully) won’t have to pink tag after running to your gate. After...
Kingston XS1000: The Best Portable SSD for Travel

Kingston XS1000: The Best Portable SSD for Travel

This review covers the brand new Kingston XS1000 external SSD (solid state drive)—what I consider to be the best portable SSD for travel. Photographers, digital nomads, and budget travelers wishing to lighten their kits should especially take note. Pros Price Size and...
Remote Offices of a Digital Nomad

Remote Offices of a Digital Nomad

Back in the throes of wintry January, I combed through thousands of travel photos to create a collection of my remote “offices” as a digital nomad from the past 16 years. My plan was to make a short blog post. But looking through so many photos of warm, happy places...
Astra Lumina at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg

Astra Lumina at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg

I truly had no idea what to expect from Astra Lumina at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Few people did. After all, the enchanted night walk is the first of its kind in the United States. At one bend in the trail, I could look down at the busy lights of downtown...