Pretty scenery on the Inle Lake trek

Hiking Myanmar: Kalaw to Inle Lake Trek

You may hear a lot of people say that Myanmar is an up and coming tourist destination and to get there before it changes.  In Yangon and Mandalay I saw very few tourists, while Bagan was nearly exclusively tourists, though I expected more. However, if you want to find westerners, hit the trails between the…

Getting some air on the rapid

White Water Rafting on the Nile

The Nile isn’t just a river in Egypt, in fact, Uganda houses the source of the famous river.  Jinja is known as the adventure capital of the country.  With the slew of water activities in a hippo and crocodile infested river, it is clear why.  Originally I did not want to participate in activities while…

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,…

The cave

Camping in the 3rd Largest Cave in the World

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Vietnam is famous for its cave and grotto systems, composed of nearly 300 caves.  In fact, it is home to the world’s largest cave, Son Doong.  For the very unaffordable price of $3000, you can explore this cave for 5 days and 4 nights.  If you are interested in big caves,…

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…

Me and a giant tortoise galapagos

How to Budget for a Trip to the Galapagos Islands

Is it really possible to travel to the Galapagos Islands on a budget?  This would be a pointless article if I said no!  So yes! First of all, there are two expenses that there is no way around. Flight There are airports on two of the Galapagos Islands.  You can either fly into San Cristobal…