Let's Be Adventurers
My bus from Copacabana to Cusco stopped in Puno for a few hours giving me a chance to check out its famous “floating islands”
Me: Hola! How do get to _______? Local: No problem! Take a tricycle going that way, and then get onto a jeepney and no problem!
There’s a time and place for going off the beaten path. You can’t come to Paris and skip the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Notre Dame just because it’s a crowded tourist attraction and on every “Must Do In Paris”
If you are in Switzerland and looking for a little day trip escape from Zurich, Bad Ragaz should definitely be on your radar.
It’s been almost seven years since my first trip to Black Rock City and I’m pretty sure that I’m no longer carrying any playa dust on my body.
Travel Thoughts & Tips
With more than half of my year spent traveling and away from San Francisco, I’ve learned to live with less. In fact, it’s always a shock when I come home and find that I own things I’ve completely forgot about and don’t need on a day to day basis.
If you are planning a trip to do the Annapurna Circuit, check out my full companion guide for Annapurna Circuit trek, with information on costs, applying for all the right permits, whether you need a guide, as well as all the teahouses on the trail.
This is the second in my series of write-ups on “How To Take Better Travel Photos”. In this series, I’ll explain my philosophy and etiquette for how to take better shots of people you encounter on your travels, whether they are locals in their natural environment or just interesting looking people.
I’m so deeply traumatized by the cold in San Francisco that when there was mention of a new Japanese style spa opening up here, I had to try it for myself.
Sensor image quality has advanced so much over the last few years that phone manufacturers are boasting photographs that rival those from larger mirrorless and DSLR cameras.
Close your eyes and imagine a gaping volume of emptiness and darkness deep underground. Now imagine a string of neon lights descending in a geometric spiral down this vast space.
Deciding to go to Iceland was the easy part. Choosing the time of year to go was much harder. During the summer, you can get nearly 23 hours of daylight, which opens up all kinds of possibility for traveling at different hours of the day.
This is not a click-bait article. I have plenty of reasons why you SHOULD couchsurf, which you can read about (later) at Why You Should Couchsurf At Least Twice, (coming soon) but these are my legitimate thoughts on why you SHOULDN’T couchsurf based on stories from my friends and travelers I’ve met about their bad experiences.
The last time I came to Bratislava, I tied up my hair in a top knot and painted my face to look like a kabuki samurai.
Shit happens. On the road, there’s enough going on that small things going awry can cause more damage than it should.