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Vietnam on a Motorbike: 27 Tips for the Perfect Ride

A man sitting on a motorbike in the middle of a muddy dirt road with a wooden shack to his right and jungle in the background

  Riding a motorbike 1666 kilometers (1035 miles) through the vast countrysides of Northern Vietnam was one of the most rewarding travel experiences I’ve ever had. Breathtaking vistas of layered rice terraces, wandering water buffalo, blissful and generous people, authentic local cuisine — it all felt too amazing to be real. I was living out an […]

Hanoi, Vietnam: A One-Day Budget Guide

  Hanoi is a swirl of sweet chaos. Motorbikes dart through the streets like schools of buzzing fish. Steam, smoke, and alluring aromas pour out of restaurants and onto the sidewalks. Art, music, and memories of war reverberate everywhere, and I felt it all the moment my boots hit pavement. Exploring Hanoi on a budget […]

Solo Travel as a Couple: How We Pull It Off

Solo traveling couple split-screen. Man trekking Torres del Paine. Woman in Kayak in Thailand.

  Yes, it’s true. Keri and I are a loving couple who would rather travel the world separately. December 24th, 2017. This was the day we kissed each other goodbye and flew to opposite sides of the world. We’d been traveling together for three months at that point, and we were ready for the adventure to […]

Trekking Gear — The Essentials

You’re at the complete mercy of Mother Nature when trekking into the wilderness. Volatile weather, sparse water sources, steep and brutal terrain — its all a fact of life in the unpredictable back country. Harsh conditions will test your resilience and push your gear to the limits. If you’re trying to put together an effective […]

The Tenacious Travel Bodyweight Workout

A silhouette flexing in front of Crater Lake, Oregon

When caught up in the exciting and unpredictable throes of travel, it’s quite easy to push personal fitness to the back-burner or neglect it completely. I get it. I’m living and breathing proof. I’ve pulled hazy all-nighters at Peruvian casinos. I’ve ingested frightening amounts of grease-soaked street tacos under the buzz of flickering Mexican streetlights. […]