9 Reasons to Fall in Love With Bali All Over Again

This post contains places that aren’t normally on first time visitors’ list of things to do in Bali. If you’ve been to Bali before, or maybe it is your first time here and you’re looking for something different to do in Bali, you should check these places out. It might make you fall in love with Bali (again).

Practical Do’s and Don’ts of Planning W Circuit (Torres del Paine)

Practical do's and don'ts of planning your W Trek in Torres del Paine, Patagonia.

First, I want to get this out of the way: planning W circuit in Patagonia high season was one of the most frustrating things I’ve ever undertaken. Dealing with various campground companies, their broken online reservation systems, and the dozens of unanswered emails caused moments where I just wanted to say “F*** this, let’s just …

Travel Books to Read from 20+ Countries (to Get More Out of Your Travels)

Pre-trip Reading Recommendation for 20+ Countries

Doing some pre-trip reading is one of the easiest ways to get more out of your travels. Books have inspired many – if not all – of my travels (my upcoming Turkmenistan trip is partly inspired by an entry in Atlas Obscura on Darvaza gas crater). They’ve also given them a deeper meaning. I get so much, so much, more out of my travels having these stories at the back of my head and seeing them come to live “on site” so to speak.

Summer Recap and Upcoming Birthday Trip 2017

I’m exhausted. This has been one busy summer. I’m not complaining, oh no. Quite the opposite, I feel… accomplished. There were cooking over campfires, swimming in lakes, travels to new countries, and conversations with friends and families. Things that great summers are made of. This year we broke from the tradition of staying in the …

A of Taste of Sicily: The Best Things I Ate in Siracusa

One of the reasons I was really excited about visiting Sicily was the food. Sicilian food is known for their seafood, wine, granitas, and cheese – totally my kind of food pyramid! Between altitude sickness and lackluster Tibetan food, I lost weight on my previous trip (which never happened before!) so I had extra appetite …

Beyond the Beach: Offbeat Miami Attractions

Things to do in Miami beside going to the beach.

South Beach is all about the glams and the blings. South Beach is where excesses are flaunted and skins are shown. In theory I should feel more at home in low key (har har) Key West, but in reality I fell in love with South Beach vibe the moment I stepped out of my cab in front of my hostel.