Travel Tips

Helpful travel pointers that I have developed over my time spent traveling the world.

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

Vietnam on a Motorbike: 27 Tips for the Perfect Ride

  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 […]

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

Solo Travel as a Couple: How We Pull It Off

  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 […]

A silhouette flexing in front of Crater Lake, Oregon

The Tenacious Travel Bodyweight Workout

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. […]

Water, earplugs, glasses, melatonin, keys, wallet, and a plant on a bedside table in a hostel

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

  Let’s face it: sharing a room with eleven strangers doesn’t exactly create the ideal sleeping situation. Chances are one person will snore like a freight train, someone else will come stumbling into the room drunk at 3:00 a.m., and a third person’s alarm will go off before the sun rises. And they will hit […]