View of Budapest across the Danube on the free walking tour in Budapest

The Best Free Walking Tours in Europe

There would have to be a really good reason for me to miss out on free walking tours in the city I am traveling in. For instance, there aren’t any. That is justification enough for me to take a pass. Grave illness. There’s another reason. They charge money upfront. Um, well then stop calling yourself…

market in Yangon

One Activity You Can’t Miss in Yangon

You are going to visit temples in Myanmar.  And let’s face it, at some point during your time in Myanmar you will become “templed out” (this is a formal diagnosis).  I began my trip to Myanmar in the former capital city of Yangon.  Regardless of when you visit Yangon, I recommend focusing your tourist efforts…

Koh Lipe

Thai Massage 101: What to Expect and What You Should Pay

Have you been to Thailand?  Did you get a massage?  Not the most logical follow-up question, but seriously, you’ll understand why people care once you’ve experienced a Thai massage.  While I am not going to claim to be an expert or anything, I did have four Thai massages in my first five days in the country.…

Man with all the meat Buenos Aires

4 Dining Establishments You Must Try in Buenos Aires

I love food.  I love drinks.  And I am always down for an experience that combines the two when I am traveling.  Argentina is surely known for its meat and its wine.  While you probably can’t go wrong regardless of where you decide to eat, I have decided to list four of my favorites in…

How to Make Money to Travel

I would like to start by apologizing for how creepy I look in the feature photo. You may recall that I quit my job to travel the world.  While I did save enough money to keep me going, no one likes to watch a dwindling bank account.  Here are a few ways I make some extra…

Pack a dog in a backpack

What to Pack on an African Overlanding Trip

On my overland trip, I traveled from Nairobi, Kenya all the way to Johannesburg, South Africa over 46 days.  With the distance covered on that journey, the weather can vary dramatically, especially the temperatures from day to night. I am also here to beat that dead horse and tell you not to overpack!  Now, this…

Lions on first day of overland trip

How to Decide on an Overland Tour through Africa

After months of fantasizing about travel while at work, I decided I finally needed to make some solid travel plans.  My resignation was in the works and I was about to have plenty of free time on my hands.  I had a rough year-long travel itinerary racing through my mind, which would commence on January…

Himalayas in the distance

How to Visit Bhutan

What is Bhutan? I first heard of Bhutan when I was in college.  I would spend precious study time becoming the Sporcle queen of the countries of the world. Bhutan.  I must  investigate!  So I did.  In a quick Google search, I learned Bhutan is a tiny landlocked country nestled between India and China, it is home to the…

Lunch in Uzbekistan

So You Want to Visit Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is slightly off the beaten track on the tourism circuit.  When I tell people I visited Uzbekistan, their first question is, “why would you go there?”  To the unsuspecting layman, Uzbekistan is just a country in that part of the world, but there is so much more depth to it.  I vaguely knew about…