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Welcome! I’m Noel.

I’m a full-time travel writer and photographer. I quit my job in 2017 to bounce around the globe in search of a more inspiring life. I’m determined to find jaw-dropping treks, rich cultural adventures, and a way to sustain the mobile lifestyle forever. Explore the site for vivid travel writing, detailed trekking guides, thoughtful gear reviews, and helpful tips and resources.

MY STORY          THE BLOG

LATEST POSTS

Vietnam on a Motorbike: 27 Tips for the Perfect Ride

By Noel Krasomil on January 27th, 2019

If you want to ride Vietnam on a motorbike, do it the right way. Use these helpful tips to explore the exhilarating open road safely and worry-free.

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Hanoi, Vietnam: A One-Day Budget Guide

By Noel Krasomil on January 26th, 2019

Hanoi is a fascinating swirl of chaos and history. Here are the best stops to make to maximize time and money for an eventful day in Vietnam’s capitol city.

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Trekking Chile’s Torres del Paine: A Six-Day Guide to the ‘O’ Circuit

By Noel Krasomil on January 4th, 2019

Chile’s ‘O’ Circuit is among the most jaw-dropping treks in the world. Use this complete guide to plan your life-changing adventure in Torres del Paine.

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FAVORITE POSTS

Solo Travel as a Couple: How We Pull it Off

Yes, it’s okay to travel for you and your partner to travel the world separately. Keri and I are living proof.

Ol’ Champ, My Converted Astro Van: 24 Square Feet of Freedom

Take a look inside my converted Chevy Astrovan: a self-contained budget hotel on wheels.

What I’ve Learned in My First Six Months Creating a Travel Blog

My stressful experience in the early stages of blogging has taught me a lot. Learn from my struggles!

HIKING & TREKKING

The Huemul Circuit: Trekking an Ass-Kicker in Patagonia

I spent four days trekking one of Argentina’s hidden gems. My first experience in Patagonia has me hooked.

Wrecked in Iceland: Seven Lessons Learned from a Disastrous Trek

The Laugavegurrin Trek treated me to one of the most terrifying nights of my life. See what it taught me.

A Solo Trek to a Ghost Town in the World’s Driest Desert

I venture out alone in search of San Bartolo, a ghost town in Chile’s Atacama Desert.

TIPS & RESOURCES

How to Get a Great Night’s Sleep in a Hostel

Sleeping in hostels can be brutal. Learn the methods I use to get satisfying rest in difficult settings.

Trekking and Hiking Gear: The Top Seven Essentials

The gear you take on your multi-day hike can make or break the trip. Here’s what you can’t afford to get wrong.

My 10 Favorite Travel Blogs for 2019: The Best of the Best

Vivid writing, slick photography, and valuable tips – these exceptional travel blogs sit atop the 2019 class.