Is Travel Addiction Real?

Is Travel Addiction Real?

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 how travel addiction is real and not just something travelers claim. Yes, Travel...
Backpacking Travel Injuries

Backpacking Travel Injuries

Looking back through my pictures from the last few years, I found a few fun photos of vagabonding and backpacking travel injuries that I’ve accumulated while on the road. Some of this grizzly collection were mere annoyances, while others nearly changed (or...
Avoiding the Rat Race on Koh Lanta

Avoiding the Rat Race on Koh Lanta

Just to be clear, this is about avoiding the Rat Race (or Corporate America, if you prefer) and instead enjoying sunsets on Koh Lanta, my favorite island in Thailand. No one was actually racing rats here (that I know of), and if they did, you should be all means go...
6 Things Every Traveler Should Know

6 Things Every Traveler Should Know

For something a little different, here are six random things every traveler should know about the bizarre hobby (and maybe profession) they have chosen. If you’re interested in living a life of travel, check out these tips and lessons I learned while vagabonding...
Meeting People in Hostels: The 5 Types of Travelers

Meeting People in Hostels: The 5 Types of Travelers

I’ve got friends who have never known the joy, the pain, and the benefits of staying in a hostel. One thing is for sure: Meeting people in hostels is easy. Over the years, I’ve noticed a pattern that emerged. I tend to meet the same five types of travelers...
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...