12 Helpful Tips for Attending Carnival in Rio

With Carnival fast approaching (beginning February 24), you may want to start making preparations. If you have not yet made any arrangements, be ready to shell out some serious cash, or maybe start thinking about next year.  If you already have your plan in place, here are a few things I would have liked to…

Me with Mt. Fuji in the distance, solo travel

Evolution of My Solo Travels: Then and Now

Solo travel was an alien topic to me not so long ago.  Previously, I would go on vacation with my family or friends and I would coordinate to get the same week off for a trip.  But what can you do when a week of vacation rapidly is thrown in your face?  At this point,…

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…