The sad reality of travel to certain places is watching children spend their days with palms held out, staring at your oily sunburnt ass on the beach playing Candy Crush on an iPad worth more than their home.
We found ourselves in the middle of the Zagora desert, surrounded by palm trees, gardens, and sleepy kitties.
As 2017 comes to a close, I have to take a moment to appreciate the amazing year I’ve had. All the generosity I’ve received, the beautiful people I met, and the wonderful experiences simply can’t go unmentioned. I can’t think back to this year without a smile, as it was a marathon of priceless moments, … Continue reading 12 Amazing Experiences I’m Thankful For in 2017
The fat healthy stray cats that fill the fishing village of Essaouira reflects the vibe of this town -- totally chill.
Teaching yoga, learning to surf, all while filling our bellies with delicious pancakes working at a Moroccan Surf Camp.
Our faith in Morocco was quickly restored as we hitchhiked from Casablanca to Agadir, where we experienced incredible hospitality and kindness throughout our 460km journey.
We encountered our biggest culture shock and rude awakening at the noisy city of Casablanca, a city that does not quite live up to its romantic name...
Our first step on the African continent - the stylish, bustling red city of Marrakesh. With hagglers always ready to pounce, make sure you never look lost!
It's never too early to start planning (or fantasizing) the next big summer camping trip.
Traveling solo? From walking tours to making up a new identity, there's plenty to do in a city even if you're there by yourself. Never fear traveling alone again with this to-do list!
The only choice we can have, as internationally-traveled, educated, and privileged American citizens, is to make it our daily duty to defend those who are alienated and disrespected by their nation.
Getting to travel for six months while only spending half the budget -- find out my secret weapon to spending time abroad long term.
What other way to explore the endless greatness of Europe, than to buy a 1-way ticket to Paris and just see how it goes?
Every American should go on a road trip to the West Coast, and we weren't gonna let the lack of dough stop us.
Since the last time I wrote, I had a road trip across West America, went to 5 new European countries, swam in the Mediterranean, and the journey is just getting started.
In this page you will learn about what it's like to volunteer for the Red Cross, and why people "Keep Austin Weird."
Green Island is known to most by its sea life and amazing scuba diving, but the small island off of Taiwan's eastern coast offers so much more to explore!
An abandoned factory off the shores of Longdong surprised us with an urban exploration wonderland, as we roamed the eerie premise.
Traveling has just begun -- but taking a break from the adventure has me reminiscing the good old days in Taipei.
Have you ever walked away from a famous destination or gorgeous tourist attraction feeling like you didn't get enough of the place? Perhaps wishing you got to see it from different angles, different weather, different seasons, or even got to know the people and the stories behind the attraction? That is how I feel every time I … Continue reading Getting Acquainted with Mount Fuji
Following my mother to a religious ritual introduced me to Sandiaoling(三貂嶺), a quiet hiking trail home to waterfalls, abandoned buildings, and some exciting rope-climbing treks.
All the information out there about visiting the Taroko National Park can be quite confusing - especially because of the language barrier. Here's everything you need to know about visiting one of the most beautiful places in Taiwan.
Behind the breathtaking cliffs of Taroko National Park sits a stone church with a lot of romantic history, while we tread untrodden tracks at the Zhuilu Old Trail.
A stroll at National Taiwan University had me wishing I was back in college... Maybe it's not too late to consider a career in Medicine.
Rid of a full time job, time to tick and re-tick off some items on my Taiwan bucket list. For the first adventure as a free agent, I knew I had to revisit the beautiful sights of Qixing Mountain, one of the peaks of the Yangminshan National Park with the bestest of views.
Nightlife never runs out of steam in Taipei for all types of partygoers, including live Ska music.
First night of Funemployment! Time to embrace the new freedom and experience new things - starting with the touristy yet surprisingly rewarding Lantern Festival.
For the first time in 8 years, I'm allowing myself to be unemployed. See why I've chosen to drop a stable full-time job and salary for an adventure.
Four extravagant feasts later, our Chinese New Year celebration drew to an end. My stomach is still processing all the delicious tomato fried egg, roasted pork belly, pineapple shrimp rolls, and more delicious goodness. My heart is also still recovering from losing big in the annual family gambling ritual. This was my first Taiwanese family reunion in nine … Continue reading Chinese New Year in Southern Taiwan
Tested and proven, Bangkok is one of the most affordable places in the world to go on relatively spontaneous solo backpacking trips. 7 days, NT$10,000 to cover living, food, transport, and plane ticket. Find out how I pulled it off.