A Khao San Road Welcome

A Khao San Road Welcome

On the ground in Bangkok for less than an hour and I was hopelessly lost. I stumbled along wearily through a midnight forest of neon. Khao San Road was flicking its forked tongue for the Friday night circus. Masses of vespertine clowns were in top form. The party was...
House Sitting in the Yucatan: Experiment Summary

House Sitting in the Yucatan: Experiment Summary

All work and no play makes Greg a dull boy. All work and no play makes Greg a dull boy. All work and no sleep, sunshine, freedom, or vegetables makes Greg a raging lunatic. I had several friends jokingly suggest that my two months of writing and voluntary isolation...
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...

Can’t Afford to Travel? Think Again!

“Guys, Valentine’s Day is not that complicated — give, and you shall receive.” The now-famous words from Adriana Lima in Teleflora’s Super Bowl Commercial had guys across America adjusting their pants after her getting-dolled-up routine....
5 Common Myths About Travel

5 Common Myths About Travel

I decided to do something different this time and touch on a few of the common myths about travel — the reasons people give after saying they could “never do what I do” (indefinitely vagabonding travel). It won’t be easy. In fact, it’s...