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 Perfect Philippines Itinerary (2 Weeks)

The Philippines: An unreal paradise of over 7,000 known islands, white sand beaches, and warm turquoise water.  But as perfect as the Philippines are, the distance between these epic locations and a lack of airports or costly tickets make it seem not worthwhile to use your 2 weeks of vacation for this far off water … Read more

Things to Do in Santa Cruz, Galapagos – An Ultimate Guide: Snorkeling, Day Trips, and More

Why Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos? Why Go: Numerous things to do in Santa Cruz, Galapagos make it the perfect for one stop, budget tour of the Galapagos Islands. Decent accommodations, ample food and grocery options, robust tours, and easy access from the mainland make most quintessential Galapagos experiences possible without leaving the island (aside from the … Read more

The Best of Bali Itinerary: 7 Days of Solo Travel, Fun, and Adventure on the “Island of the Gods”

Tannah Lot near Canggu, Bali Itinerary 7 days Bali Solo Travel

This isn’t the Bali of your “Eat, Pray, Love” stereotypes.  Though you’ll have ample opportunity to do any of the three if you choose.  Today’s Bali is a complex paradise filled with adventure, food, and an island vibe that’ll make you reconsider leaving.  With this Bali itinerary, 7 days will be just enough to soak … Read more

A Guide to the Coron Tours and Coron Diving Options

Coron Island. The northernmost island in the Palawan islands. Unheard of until recently and surrounded by crystal clear waters, secret lagoons, countless shipwrecks for snorkeling and diving, and white sand beaches. If you enjoy the sun and the sea while getting off the beaten track, Coron should be on your list. The perfectly curated list … Read more

10 Day Turkey Itinerary: How to Visit Turkey on a Short Vacation

Hagia Sofia in Istanbul - Backpacking Turkey

A country sitting between two worlds, the Middle East and Europe, with its capital bridging the two perfectly.  Once home to empires (the Romans as well as the Ottomans), Turkey has fallen from power but still boasts plenty to lure in every kind of traveler.  Rich, hearty, and unique cuisine that has influenced countless countries … Read more

Inside Petra: How to Travel to Petra Independently (Travel Guide)

The Monastery of Petra

Petra, one of the new wonders of the world and ancient architectural marvel set in the deserts of Wadi Musa, Jordan.  Over the course of hiking a few miles,through a ravine (wadi) carved into the ground of the red desert and up a few hills, you’ll marvel at the legendary “treasury” and the “monastery”, two … Read more

How to Tour Wadi Rum and the Bedouin Camps of Jordan in 24 Hours

Tour Wadi Rum Bedouin Camp Experience

What do you see here?  Is that cloud of dust in the distance a NASA rover, wandering the barren grounds of Mars? Not quite…its an adventure awaiting travelers bold enough to break from the well trodden path.  A unique wonder of nature hidden in the expanses of the Arabian desert, nestled between war zones, ancient … Read more

A Short & Sweet Barcelona Sightseeing and Travel Quick Guide

Barcelona Travel Guide (Wordpress) (Compressed)

Amazing food, hundreds of years of architecture, and never ending nightlife sit sandwiched between the mountains and the sea.  Whether you have a day, a week, or a year, Barcelona sightseeing, food, and nightlife is worth it. My Adventurous side says: I could urban hike through the hills and and swim in the until the sun … Read more

The Best Things to do in Isabela Galapagos

Isla Isabella is the least inhabited of the three main inhabited islands in the Galapagos archipelago.  This quiet island of 5,000 is a great place for epic snorkel tours and volcano hikes. The numerous things to do in Isabel, Galapagos will be memorable and leave you in awe. Isla Iabella is the youngest of the … Read more