Top 10 Rules of the Airport Survival Guide

Flying is a great concept in traveling around the world.  For the time you would save driving across a country (like my road trip across the U.S.A.), you can easily book a cheap flight, jump on a plane and be at your destination in a mere few hours. But from time to time, we do tend to run into hassles at the airport.  So the … Continue reading

How to Meet Locals while Traveling Abroad

Just like making new friends in a hostel, it’s not as difficult as one might think to meet locals while traveling abroad.  It all comes down to simply being comfortable with yourself as well as being comfortable with approaching people. On top of this, there are literally a plethora of ways both on and off the web to meet locals who would actually like to … Continue reading

Backpacker Tips: How to Haggle like a Pro

Most people save all year for just two weeks in the sun, so of course whilst we’re away we don’t want to be sticking to a rigid budget. Despite that, we’re not made of money, right? Of course not!  But while on the road, travelers are notorious for being overcharged on local products, souvenirs and even food.  So how do you pay the same (or … Continue reading

Phewa Tal of Nepal in Pokhara Valley | Photo Essay

If you’re looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown Kathmandu, staying lakeside at Phewa Tal (aka Fewa Lake) in Pokhara Valley is the place to go. The placid waters are perfect for a sunny afternoon of kayaking, boating or (on occasion during the Springtime winds) sailing.  But even if you’re not big into the water sports, walking along the paved path … Continue reading

Top 5 Safaris to Visit in Africa

Much of Africa has always been on my To Do List.  Why wouldn’t it be?  It’s a fascinating continent with so many things to do like hiking Kilimanjaro or cruising through the South African beach scene while getting into the local culture and cuisine. But what I think that I’m looking forward to most is the actual concept of going on a true safari; the kind … Continue reading

Hiking Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park in Kathmandu, Nepal

Located in Nepal’s mid-hills on the northern fringe of the Kathmandu Valley, Shivapuri Peak is a bit of a strenuous days hike away from the small gated entrance of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park.  I’ve always been accustomed to hikes; after all I was based out of several very popular areas for hiking such as The Ocala National Forest and Colorado’s Independence Pass, but this hike … Continue reading

Going Underground in Nepal: Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave

We must have driven past the entrance to Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave 3 to 4 times on the way back down from the World Peace Pagoda.  It was one of those obvious, yet not quite so obvious locations for a cave entrance. The last place I would have imagined for it to be sitting was right in the middle of a local Nepalese shopping center, yet, … Continue reading

The World Peace Pagoda in Pokhara, Nepal

The road was rather bumpy on the ride up to the World Peace Stupa in Pokhara, Nepal.  My buddy Victor, who had been riding tandem on the scooter we rented for the day, had to jump off numerous times and start pushing in order for us to power up the hill otherwise we would’ve been stuck rolling backwards down the mountain.   This was not … Continue reading

Backpacker Tips: A Short, Cheap Guide to the Airport

Traveling in major airports can come with a ton of hassles.  First is the initial step of finding a cheap and affordable flight.  Next, once you actually get to the airport, you’ll be driving through the endless miles of parking lots to find an affordable parking space.  Lastly comes the hassle of making it through the check out counters, security lines and finding an affordable meal.   … Continue reading

Top Attractions Most Travelers Overlook in Florida

Florida is infamous for many things.  You have Walt Disney World, Miami, the Florida Keys and of course all of the other beaches surrounding such a diverse state.  But what is it like to step off the beaten path on a Florida holiday? Where do the locals go for their weekend getaways when they don’t have the time and/or budget to go to the neighboring island … Continue reading

8 Guides to the Caribbean: A Breakdown by Travel Bloggers

Traveling to the Carribbean doesn’t have to be all that expensive.   Cheap flights are always available for purchase; considering you book it strategically and more so during the off-season.  Also, knowing the right budget travel tips for booking flights before you get there can be uber useful as well. But once you get your tips down and some money saved up, where should you go … Continue reading

How to Say Merry Christmas Around the World

While traveling around the world, learning to speak a new language is no easy task.  In just one language, you could have many variations, pronunciations and formalities on how you even go about talking in the first place. As I was sitting here in front of the fireplace this holiday season, sipping on my hot cocoa and enjoying my Hershey’s chocolate bar I couldn’t imagine a … Continue reading

The Modest Life of a Laos Monk

I’d consider the life of a Buddhist Monk one of the most humbling available.  The mornings & evenings are spent with God while the daytime is filled with good deeds.  Who wouldn’t want a more fulfilling, yet simple life than this? During my time in Luang Prabang, one of the most memorable times I had was simply walking around the town with one of my … Continue reading

View of Wat Chom Si on the Summit of Mount Phousi

As I continued on my backpacking trip through Asia, I made my way through the congested streets of Bangkok North to Laos where I witnessed a local Laos woman give live birth to a baby on my slowboat cruise.  Could you imagine the look on my face…I was utterly stunned to say the least! But with that eye-opening experience, I decided to take my time … Continue reading

10 Tips for Happy Family Travels

My daughter Miss G has been traveling with us all her life – she took her first plane trip at 5 weeks of age and hasn’t looked back.  Here are my top tips for traveling with children and living to tell the tale!  1.  If your children are old enough, get them involved in the planning of your trip. Get them reading brochures, websites etc … Continue reading

How to Survive with No Money Abroad

Stuck abroad with no money?  Sucks doesn’t it?  During my very last trip, one leading me through beautiful Tibet, Mt. Everest and down through the Kalin Gandaki River in Nepal, I had the all too uncomfortable pleasure of learning what it was like to be abroad with absolutely no money due to identity theft. I had to cancel my card, ended up losing my backups & … Continue reading

How to Find Cheap Flights: 8 Essential Budget Travel Tips

Traveling has always had that far flung reputation of being expensive but this doesn’t have to be the case.  Thousands of people fly every year to remote regions of the world and it’s not just because they have lots of money.   No.   It’s because they’re uber good at finding super cheap flights.  But the question stands; how do you become good at finding those … Continue reading

Discovering England: From Lancaster to Liverpool

Liverpool provides the perfect base for your stay in the north-west of England.  It’s considered one of the most cultural places in Europe, earning itself a title of the European Capital of Culture and, just like the Potala Palace in Tibet, is also home of a UNESCO World heritage; this one being the famous Pier Head Waterfront. Liverpool has become one of the worlds leading … Continue reading

Day of Hiking in Florida: An iPhone Photo Essay

Florida, the state at which I was born and raised in.  If you were to research any of my roots along with my family history, this is where you’d end up at. It’s nice coming back home and exploring the backcountry that I was so fond of while growing up.  I’ve spent many of my childhood days here and, without a doubt, I can show … Continue reading

5 Guides to Mexico: A Breakdown by Travel Bloggers

Mexico is considered one of the closest and most affordable destination that budget travelers can visit in the continental United States.  And man do we!  Tourist flock to this unique country every year to experience something new and get away from their normal ordain lives.   It’s not only because it’s just that cheap, although this is true, but it’s easily accessible too.  With numerous … Continue reading

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