Travel Addiction and the Bees in Pai

Travel Addiction and the Bees in Pai

And then there were bees. Fifteen minutes ago, I was hiding on my porch from a scorching afternoon. I was quietly, harmlessly pecking away at my keyboard, trying to find a way to describe Pai to you. That was when the first of the bees appeared and saved me the...
Vagabonding Injuries

Vagabonding Injuries

Updated: 2017 Looking back through my pictures from the last few years, I found a few fun photos of vagabonding injuries that I’ve accumulated while traveling. Some of this grizzly collection were mere annoyances, while others nearly changed — or finished...
Sunsets and The Machine

Sunsets and The Machine

Time: Monday evening approximately 18:45 Location: The island of Koh Lanta; west coast of Thailand A Free Koh Lanta Sunset As hermit crabs begin to drag their shells around me for the first forays of the evening, I lean back in the gritty sand and watch the Andaman...
6 Things Every Traveler Should Know

6 Things Every Traveler Should Know

For something a little different, here are six random factoids that every serious traveler should know about their chosen hobby/profession: Know Your Defunct Deities Although many backpackers are more inclined toward Dionysus — the Greek god of wine, ritual...
Hostels – The People You Meet

Hostels – The People You Meet

I’ve got friends who have never known the joy, the pain, and the triumphs of staying in a hostel. In short, hostels are a way of life for budget travelers in places where hotels or private guesthouses are too expensive. Love ’em or hate ’em,...
Backpacking Food in the Field: The Good

Backpacking Food in the Field: The Good

Since food and people are the biggest parts of any journey, and you can’t eat people and brag about it on a blog, I’ve decided to compile a portfolio of backpacking foods I encountered while wandering over the past seven years. Unfortunately, this...