The Secret to Booking Cheap Flights

I’ve gotten a lot of practice booking cheap flights over the last seven years of crossing both the Pacific and the Atlantic. Amazingly, I’ve gone back and forth so many times now that some of the immigration guys even recognize me when I return to the U.S....
The Costs of Dating Vs Backpacking Travel

The Costs of Dating Vs Backpacking Travel

“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....

Finding Cheap Domestic Flights

Finding cheap domestic flights is perhaps even more of a dark art than getting a good deal on international flights for me lately. I’d rather pay a hefty sum to cross the Atlantic or Pacific than the same amount to bound across a few only semi-interesting...

Buying Supplies

The last week has been a maddening blur! Goodbyes, packing, writing, photo shoots, more goodbyes… Amidst all the madness and seemingly non-stop errand running, I did manage to finally do one of my favorite pre-travel activities: Buying supplies. I made my...

Travel Lesson Learned: Kanchanaburi

Travel Lesson : Go with the flow In a belch of black smoke, my first local bus rattled out of the busy station. And to tell the truth, I had no idea where I was going… I had arrived in Bangkok only three days before Chinese New Year in 2006. The city was mad...
Vagabonding Travel Packing List: 20 Things to Pack

Vagabonding Travel Packing List: 20 Things to Pack

In my opinion, vagabonding and solo backpacking travel are purely a matter of personal preference. Ask 20 backpackers about their vagabonding travel packing list and the only thing they will have in common is the fact that they are 1) carrying dirty laundry and 2)...