Asia, Destinations, Food and Drink, General Advice, Singapore, Travel Resources

How to Visit Singapore on a Budget

Singapore is not what comes to mind when one thinks about budget travel destinations. It is a wealthy country with a per capita GDP of $51,855.08 USD in 2015 (411 percent of the world’s average) and the high rise financial district to match. If you want to there is nothing stopping you from spending thousands… Read More How to Visit Singapore on a Budget

Best of the Blog, Central America, Destinations, Honduras, Stories from the Road

Getting PADI Certified in Utila

There are two places in the world that have the cheapest rates for a PADI Open Water Course, Koh Tao in Thailand and Utila in Honduras. Getting PADI certified in Utila will only set you back around $330 USD and most dive shops will include accommodation for the duration of your course. As we would… Read More Getting PADI Certified in Utila

Australia, Best of the Blog, Destinations, Oceania, Stories from the Road

In Search of Quokkas on Rottnest Island

The sun shines bright on Rottnest Island, the water is a crystalline turquoise that beckons me to its warm embrace, but there is only one thing on my mind, a small, approximately one foot tall marsupial called a quokka. I, like so many others before me, have ventured to this little island about 25 km… Read More In Search of Quokkas on Rottnest Island

General Advice, Travel Resources

How to Stay Fit While Traveling

Most people travel only occasionally and when they do they see their trip as their vacation, their entitlement to sit back, relax, have a beer (or three), and not set foot in a gym until the plane touches down back in their hometown. This mentality is great, if your trip is ending after a couple… Read More How to Stay Fit While Traveling

Australia, Destinations, Oceania

Falling in Love with Perth

From the minute the airplane touched down in Perth, Australia I’ve felt strangely at home. I’m further away from my hometown than I have ever been before, yet this land of sun on the sea bears more than a passing resemblance to Ventura, California, where I grew up with 365 days of sunshine nestled on… Read More Falling in Love with Perth

Australia, Oceania, Travel Resources, Visa Help

How to get a Work and Holiday Visa to Australia for Americans

Every time I look at my Facebook news feed I’m reminded of the political turmoil in my home country, the United Sates. Every other post seems to be about the orange disaster that has befallen my homeland and I’m sorry guys, but I’m glad I got out while I could. My work and holiday visa… Read More How to get a Work and Holiday Visa to Australia for Americans

Best of the Blog, General Advice, Personal Ramblings, Travel Resources

Minimalism and Traveling

Minimalism is the word of the moment and for good reason. People are flocking to this idea that less is more, that material items are not the harbingers of happiness, but in fact the chains that leash us to a lifestyle of living to work, not working to live. People of my generation, millennials, are… Read More Minimalism and Traveling

Asia, Destinations, Vietnam

Why I Don’t Understand Vietnam

Vietnam you confuse me. I don’t know what to think about you and after 20 days here I’m even more confused than when we arrived. Parts of you are so lovely, your food is amazing, the countryside is nice, and some of your people are amazingly friendly. However, there is another side of you that… Read More Why I Don’t Understand Vietnam

Asia, Destinations, Thailand

Thailand: The Land of Smiles

Why does everyone go to Thailand? What is so special about this country that literally everyone I have ever talked to about Thailand raves about how wonderful it is? Well luckily, just this last month, I got to find out. In January, Kane and I spent 28 days in Thailand and we would have stayed… Read More Thailand: The Land of Smiles

Asia, Destinations, General Advice, Travel Resources, Vietnam

Phu Quoc: Island Paradise or Rubbish Island?

Oh Phu Quoc, you could have been so many things. Your beaches are beautifully made, with long stretches of beach fringed by jungle greenery. Your island is mostly a national park, with the potential to be a quiet, serene escape from the rush and noise of the cities. Your weather is perfect for a beach… Read More Phu Quoc: Island Paradise or Rubbish Island?