After leaving Venice, my next destination was the tiny nation of Liechtenstein. But to get there by Eurail, first I had an incredibly beautiful train journey though Austria, Northern Italy and a small part of Switzerland. These routes have consistently been named some of the most scenic train journeys in Europe, and I can vouch [...]
After leaving Venice, my next destination was the tiny nation of Liechtenstein. But to get ...
Each month I want to feature, highlight and promote a few great travel blogs. I ...
After arriving in Venice by Eurail from Ljubljana, I stepped out of the station to ...
Before coming to Ljubljana, Slovenia I had done no research and knew nothing about the ...
Continuing on my Eurail journey, I leave Bucharest to head to Ljubljana, Slovenia. First stop ...
Each month I want to feature, highlight and promote a few great travel blogs. I can guarantee that on each of these lists, there is something for everyone. From diving niches to family travel to solo females, every aspect of travel will eventually be covered. If you are like me and are interested in everything [...]
After arriving in Venice by Eurail from Ljubljana, I stepped out of the station to a beautiful view of the Grand Canal. It was amazing, with a big palace on the other side, where the water came up nearly to the door step. I knew it was going to be a maze and hard to [...]
Here is my pick for the best beaches in Costa Rica, a country that will always stick in my mind (and heart) as one of my favorite places in the world. Yes, Costa Rica has amazing low-budget-friendly beaches, beautiful, untouched rain forests and countless exotic animals, but the reason I fell in love with it [...]
Before coming to Ljubljana, Slovenia I had done no research and knew nothing about the place. I had been to Maribor before during my last hitchhiking trip, but never Slovenia’s capital. I had no idea what to expect, I just knew it was somewhere I hadn’t been yet. All I knew is that it was somewhere [...]
Continuing on my Eurail journey, I leave Bucharest to head to Ljubljana, Slovenia. First stop on the way is Budapest, Hungary, a good 10 hours down the track. Before you send your angry message to me wondering why I am not spending more time in Budapest, I assure you I love Budapest and have visited [...]
After ten months in the Middle East, I am very happy to have once again arrived in Europe. I knew I missed Europe, but I didn’t even realize how badly until I arrived in Bucharest and there was relative piece and order. People were actually stopping at stop lights, and no cars were honking, no [...]
I’ve had an epic trip in the Middle East this year. First I got rained out of Israel and so took refuge in Jordan. After a old and snowy couple weeks in Jordan I crossed over into Egypt, planning on spending a couple weeks in Dahab. Dahab was too much fun, and I ended up [...]
What the Israeli government likes to call a “security fence”, but what is commonly refereed to as the Apartheid wall and the Berlin Wall of West Bank, is in fact a 20 ft tall, 700+ kilometer wall snaking through the West Bank of Palestine, effectively cutting them off from Israel and the rest of [...]
Because of the media, and any news source that I have come across recently, my expectations for my visit to Israel were quite low. In my mind the Middle East and Israel was going to be dangerous and not worth a visit. Thankfully I made the trip anyways, to find out for myself. I was [...]
After being in Egypt for nearly 10 months, I am happy to finally move on. I will miss Dahab and all the diving that I became addicted to, but I am glad to be back on the road again. After many hours on the bus, I arrived in Jerusalem, Israel. The quality of life and [...]
Even after four years and 67 countries, I have yet to see the Pyramids of Giza, which are arguably the number one destination on anyone’s list. Until today. Today I dumped the backpack and flip-flops, and went full tourist here in Cairo. I left my tiny budget hostel, rode the dirty metro, took a taxi [...]
This is a post of what I hope isn’t too much of a generalization of what I have learned about religion, and the conclusions I have made in the process. To make it clear, I (think) I believe in god, but I definitely don’t believe in religion. I wholeheartedly believe that religion was made by [...]
Have you ever planned an amazing trip and just knew your photography skills just wouldn’t be up to the challenge of really showing the true beauty of the place? I have, quite often in fact. So when it came time to dive Thislegorm near Sharm El Sheik, Egypt, I was pleasantly surprised and relieved to learn [...]
If anyone ever tells you that Italy isn’t all that, you should know they’re plain and simply wrong. Italy IS all that and then some more. The movies, the magazines, the postcards – they don’t just portray a beautiful myth. The streets really are narrow with laundry drying out on tiny balconies, flowers hanging over [...]
Twitter has been a strong influence when it come to fueling my wanderlust. My Tweet feed has a never ending lineup of interesting stories and amazing travel photos, keeping me online for much longer than I should. Here is a list of the top Twitter travel writers that I know of, starting with the ones [...]