Welcome to my adventure travel and photography blog! With over 5 million readers a year, you’ve come to the right place if you love traveling, photography, outdoor adventures, or nomadic living.
Not sure where to begin?
I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite articles & travel resources so you can quickly get an idea of what this site is all about!
- Read a couple of crazy travel stories.
- Be inspired by awesome travel photography.
- Start planning your next travel adventure.
- Learn about location independence & nomadic living.
Who am I? You can learn more about me here.
Adventure Travel StoriesI initially started this travel blog to share my travel adventures with family and friends back home. These are some of my favorite off-the-beaten-path expereinces after 9 years of doing this!
Last summer I traveled into the mountains of Afghanistan for a two week backpacking adventure. Not your typical summer vacation destination. Here’s what I witnessed on my journey.
Standing alone on Greenland’s barren ice cap in complete silence, you’re hit with the reality of how remote this place is. Smiling, I hike West as snow begins to fall.
Is hitchhiking still possible in the United States? Is it safe? Follow along for 4-5 weeks as I attempt to hitchhike my way across America from coast to coast.
Pain suddenly shot through my arm, awakening me in the middle of the night. That was soon followed by no feeling at all. Poison had rendered it completely useless.
For more adventure travel stories, click here.
Epic Destination GuidesAlong with fun stories, I also enjoy sharing detailed travel guides that will help you save money and plan for your next trip. Tips for things to do, where to stay, saving money, and more.
Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is a vast coastal region brimming with tropical beaches, spectacular wildlife, ancient Mayan ruins, small colonial towns, and plenty of outdoor adventures.
While relations between Cuba & the United States are improving, there are still travel regulations in place. Here’s how you can legally travel to Cuba as an American!
There’s nothing like a good road trip. Especially when driving past active volcanoes, blue icebergs, roaring waterfalls, and northern lights on Iceland’s Ring Road.
Is it possible to travel in Costa Rica on a budget? Learn how much it cost me to backpack in Costa Rica — along with my favorite travel tips, accommodation, and activities.
For more detailed travel guides, click here.
Cultural Travel StoriesIt’s the people you meet that really make travel special, much more so than trying to see all the sights listed in your guidebook. Here are some of my favorite cultural experiences.
Stepping off the gloomy bus into bright midday sun, my eyes slowly adjust to an unfamiliar place. Dark armoured glass shields you from everything, not just bullets.
There’s a remarkable community of gypsy travelers who squat inside abandoned caves in Spain. This is the unusual story of my night couchsurfing with them.
Over 40 people watched in silence as the monk repeatedly penetrated my flesh like a sewing machine. His needle sent waves of hot searing pain into my back.
Tarahumara runners are some of the best long-distance marathoners in the world. While exploring Mexico’s Copper Canyon, I attempted to go running with them.
For more human inspired stories, click here.
Travel Photography TipsMy life’s passion is photography, and this is where I share tips and tricks with you that I’ve learned working as a professional adventure travel photographer around the world.
The massive growth of Instagram, social media, and travel blogs in recent years has had a profound impact on how we travel. Not all of it positive. Has travel changed forever?
As professional travel photographer, everyone keeps asking my opinion on the best travel cameras for 2018. There are so many to choose from! Here’s what I would pick, and why.
Looking to improve your travel photography? I’ve spent the last 5 years shooting photos in exotic locations around the world, and these are my favorite travel photography tips.
I’ve been traveling with a GoPro camera for 8 years. Here are the best GoPro accessories & mounts to help you share unique travel adventures from around the world.
For more travel photography tips, click here.
How To Travel The WorldReady to start planning your own travels? Check out some of my top travel tips to help you save money, pack the right gear, find amazing places, and avoid common mistakes.
Want to travel the world for a while? Or just take an epic vacation? You don’t need to be rich, but you’ll need to get creative about saving money for travel. Here’s how I did it.
Shady people love to take advantage of unsuspecting tourists. It’s easy to become a victim. These are the most common travel scams around the world.
Travel doesn’t have to be expensive, but airline tickets often are. Here are my favorite tricks for how to find cheap flights & get the best airline deals.
It’s now been 9 years since I sold everything and left the United States to travel the world. These are the best travel tips I’ve discovered along the way.
For more useful travel tips, click here.
Getting Paid To TravelOnce you get hooked on traveling, it’s tough to stop! Well, if you want to keep going, it helps to learn how to make money from anywhere in the world as a digital nomad, something I’ve been doing for a while now.
Looking to make some extra money this year? Check out my detailed guide to unconventional side hustles for earning extra income from home. Even if you’re already working a full-time job…
The best travel jobs allow you to earn income while exploring the world. Here are real-life examples of people living the dream – making money traveling abroad around the world.
Travel blogging has given me the freedom to travel the world for the past 9 years. Want to start your own? This detailed guide will show you exactly how to start a travel blog.
After 9 years of traveling the world, the most common question I get is: “how do you make money traveling?” or “how do you fund your travels?” Well here’s how…
For more tips on nomadic living, click here.
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