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.

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LATEST POSTS

Power Eating Chengdu: 32 Street Foods in One Day

By Noel Krasomil on March 17th, 2019

I dove deep into Chengdu’s world-famous street food scene for 10 grueling hours. The result was a strange, delicious, and eye-opening culinary marathon.

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Motorbiking Vietnam: Swept Up in Spontaneity

By Noel Krasomil on March 4th, 2019

My impromptu 10 day motorbike trip through Vietnam was born from an impulse. Read about the joyful, frustrating, and chaotic journey I never saw coming.

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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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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

Huemul Circuit Trekking Guide: Patagonia’s Lesser-Known Treasure

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.

Hiking to San Bartolo: A Lonely Ghost Town in the Atacama 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.