A PERFECT SOUTHEAST ASIA ITINERARY – 3 MONTHS ON THE BANANA PANCAKE TRAIL

The perfect Southeast Asia itinerary for 3 months of backpacking and travel is a tough trip to plan as the “perfect” route highly dependent on you, your tastes, and what you enjoy most in your travel experiences.  With so many countries, so many options for proceeding through them, and so many sites and experiences that … Read more

The Backpacking Trails: 5 Routes for Traveling Around the World

Since the 1970s, travelers and backpackers have used guidebooks, like Lonely Planet and Frommers, as their maps and mentors for exploring the world – filled with itineraries, cities, histories, and stories that incited backpacking around the globe and dictated the most popular destinations. The Banana Pancake Trail | The Gringo Trail | The Balkan Walk … Read more

The Micro Backpacking Trails

The “micro trails” allow us to squeeze backpacking style adventures, with the sights, the experiences, and the connections, into our precious two weeks a year by picking strategic destinations dense with exposure to the world, packed tightly to shorten transit times, and with the same excellent travel infrastructure. If you have limited time to travel … Read more

Bali COVID-19 Info for Expats and Travelers [Updated March 2020]

Welcome to the ABA resource for Bali and Indonesia COVID-19 information meant to help ex-pats and travelers on Bali and in Indonesia with COVID-19 related visa issues and tracking the quickly changing situation here on Indo. **LATEST UPDATES** (Last Updated: April 7) The Indonesian government is mandating the requirement to wear masks when outdoors (Source) … Read more

Southeast Asia CoronaVirus Info Tracker for Travelers and Nomads (Updated Daily)

With the flurry of the Corona Virus, many travelers and nomads (including myself) are either stuck outside of our home countries or faced with the tough decision of entering a more heated crisis in our home country or enduring through an oncoming crisis in our present country. This guide will be updated daily and aims … Read more

Freediving in Bali: The Beginning of a New Adventure

Freediving on Bali | The Adventure 8

Aaron: Hey man, I heard you’re going to Bali.  That true? Me: I was thinking about it.  What ya got? Aaron: So I was thinking about Canggu, next to a great surf beach, and then find a freediving and spearfishing course. You in?  Me: **consults bucket list, flips coin** Yup.  I’m in.  …and that’s how … Read more

My Experience Traveling Southeast Asia During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As the world quarantines and panics, travelers across Southeast Asia watch closely to filter hype from fact and weigh whether to compromise between their lives and their trip of a lifetime. Today is March 13, 2020 and the coronavirus has officially been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.  A state of emergency has … Read more

My 8 Favorite Sandals for Travel and Adventure

Wander Southeast Asia for more than 5 minutes and you’ll notice something funny – everyone handles business in sandals.  And by “business” I mean everything from hard work in rice fields, hiking up mountains with loads on their back, and every other kind hard labor you can imagine.  All in sandals. So what does this … Read more