Here’s What It Was Like Attending Colombia’s Craziest Festival

Friday, February 6, 2015

All the babies are crying, and an old lady starts yelling hysterically. As an enormous burst of turbulence turns my stomach sideways, I catch the eye of a man who looks like Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He gives me a gruff nod and half-smile, as if to assure me that the landing is always like this. […]

Introducing Palestine: The West Bank In A Day

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Israeli separation wall slopes up into blue sky. I stand in the shadow it casts, dwarfed by its manmade slap of division. My friend Yuan emerges from the makeshift gift shop clutching a handful of postcards. He is particularly pleased with the purchase depicting the now iconic image of a silhouette of a young girl sailing over […]

Here Are Five Ways To Do Patagonia’s Torres Del Paine On The Cheap

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Going on a multi-day trek through Patagonia is on a lot of people’s bucket list. Who doesn’t want to visit the Straights of Magellan, Patagonia and some of the most photogenic landscapes in the world? But if you look online the expense seems, shall we say, unfortunate. Okay, not unfortunate, nosebleed expensive. Saying that you […]

Want To Learn How To Be A Real Traveler In Thailand?

Saturday, January 3, 2015

You’re almost there. You’ve booked your ticket, bought your guidebook and packed everything in your bags to last you through the several weeks of vacation you’re planning to have in Thailand. Everybody in your social circle knows you’re heading to the exciting land of beautiful beaches, friendly people and delicious food. Sure, you’ve made your […]

This Sunny Sydney Timelapse Will Have You Wishing For The Beach

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Here’s a video of one of my favorite locations In the world. If you guessed that it was Sydney, then you were right. If you guessed that one of the reasons it makes the list is due to the massive amount of access you have to the water there all the time, then you are […]

The Top 50 Travel Blogs (4th Quarter: 2014)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Below is a list of the top 50 travel blogs for the 4th quarter (October — December) of 2014 ranked by visitor traffic. There are a few other sites that have put together their own lists of the “top” travel blogs. However, each has their own subjective means of ranking sites, using everything from Alexa […]

You Won’t Believe What This Guy Saw When He Walked Into A Bathroom In The Philippines

Monday, December 29, 2014

Professional model Jason Godfrey, a male model who has “faked smiles in thousands of catalogues, used the same poses in hundreds of print ads, acted poorly in dozens of commercials, and somehow made it onto the pages of such fashion staples as Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, and Men’s Health,” was recently traveling on the […]

How One Man Used Tinder To Travel Across The Country

Monday, December 29, 2014

I must be using Tinder wrong. Women I chat with often say things like what Annie of Tinder recently said to me: “Thanks for not being the typical horny-ass Tinder dude.” I think she said this because at no point in the conversation did I ask her for sex (I was taught that it’s rude […]

Five Lessons Learned While Weekend-ing In New Orleans

Monday, December 22, 2014

If traveling is about the journey, then there are lessons to be learned. Weekend-ing in New Orleans was one of those practical adventures that had less to do with voodoo and more to do with the real situations of getting, living, and leaving there. Lesson one: sometimes you have to DIY. Upon arrival at YYZ, […]

Book Excerpt: ‘The Nomad’s Nomad’ By Luke Maguire Armstrong

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The following is an excerpt from The Nomad’s Nomad by Luke Maguire Armstrong Uganda: Skin Testing Machine If she was trying to get me to go away, she failed. But if her intent was to entice, if she wanted my money, if this was all a big elaborate scheme to draw me in with the need to […]

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