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.



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.

Read More →

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.

Read More →

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.

Read More →


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!


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.


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.