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 Travel Injuries

Vagabonding Travel Injuries

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