These past few weeks I found myself back in hostels for the first time in awhile. I hate hostels. When I walk in the front door carrying my suitcase, I have to navigate narrow walking spaces and doorways, side-stepping to people can get by, and doing nothing less than leg presses as I walk up [...]
Going abroad is a relatively simple task. All you really need to do is to get on a plane. But if you really plan to do a significant amount of travel, you can begin to do things now which will prepare you to take the trip you’ve always dreamed of. For one, if you aren’t [...]
Once upon a time, I had a gear page on this blog. On my gear page, I explained how a Macbook laptop, a scanner, and Evernote have drastically reduced my paper consumption and have consolidated my technical belongings. I scrapped the gear page after it was the lowest performing page in my first several months [...]
Previously, I wrote about the first step in minimizing your theft exposure while abroad: minimize your chances of being robbed at all. Now we move on to the second step… Step 2: Minimize The Stuff That Can Be Robbed This is a step, which if combined with step 1, will drastically reduce the effects of [...]
I recently visited Quito, Ecuador, a place notorious for crime and petty theft, especially against travelers. Practically everyone I have met who has visited Quito has either been robbed, seen a robbery, or had a friend be robbed. I am no exception, as my buddy Brendan was robbed the day after I left, and one [...]
Holy canoli! Did you just see the response from 50 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Traveling? There were literally hundreds of years of traveling behind all of those gems. No wonder, then, as to date it has been re-tweeted more than 150 times! Thank you so much everybody for sharing it! The [...]
What do you wish you knew when you started traveling? How Do You Like Them Apples? I don’t know about you, but I am totally stoked to hear back from so many experienced travelers. They have offered some really good advice here. If you enjoyed it too, please share with your friends!
I am going to Colombia in January for 3 months and I could really use some help in planning. Since now my trip is less than 90 days away, I want to begin making a packing list– especially of items I might need to purchase as I need to allow time for ordering and shipment. [...]