The Ultimate Packing List for Thailand 2020

The first proper solo trip I took abroad was a trek across Thailand. I don’t know what it is, but for some reason that region encompassed everything I wanted out of a trip – inexpensive, full of adventure, rich in culture, and packed with awesome people. The longest I had ever traveled out of the … Continue reading The Ultimate Packing List for Thailand 2020

How to be an eco-conscious traveler

Sustainable Tourism 101

I got my first dose of responsible travel during a 2-week trip across the Philippines. I was working with a tour group called One Life Adventures, and the underlying premise of their business model was to create ethical, transformational travel experiences for adventurous individuals. Their goal when founding the company wasn’t just to provide another … Continue reading Sustainable Tourism 101

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Travel Resources: How I Plan a Trip

From airfare to accommodation, insurance to inspiration – these are all the travel resources I use when I’m planning a trip abroad. If you’re planning your own adventure of a lifetime, be sure to check out all the websites and apps that I use for my own trips, and if you have any questions about … Continue reading Travel Resources: How I Plan a Trip

The Ultimate Packing List for Guam 2020

One of the first proper solo trips I took abroad was a 2-week stint Guam. I didn't have a lot of expectations for the small island in the middle of the Pacific, but by the end of the 2 weeks I was completely enamored with the island and its residents. Aside from being a tad … Continue reading The Ultimate Packing List for Guam 2020

Inspiring Books I’ve Read in 2020

While 2020 was a tough year for my physically (many of my domestic and international trips got cancelled in light of COVID, I dislocated my shoulder twice which meant no rock climbing, all my bike races got cancelled, etc.) there is one silver lining that I’ve really come to appreciate. More time in my home, … Continue reading Inspiring Books I’ve Read in 2020

50 Amazing Books for Travelers 2020

Words to Inspire and Encourage You onto Adventure Many people - myself included - will swear that traveling is the best time to crush some books. Whether we're trapped on a 12-hour plane ride, are spending the entire day on a train, or find ourselves in a hostel with less than useful WiFi, reading is … Continue reading 50 Amazing Books for Travelers 2020

25 Things To Do in Siem Reap 2020

Siem Reap is best known for being the home of the world-famous Angkor Wat temple, but the city doesn't stop and end at this amazing temple complex. There are countless of fun activities and attractions to keep you busy during your visit. That's why I've put together this extensive list of my favorite things to … Continue reading 25 Things To Do in Siem Reap 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Battambang 2020

Although it's Cambodia's second largest city, Battambang boasts a small-town friendliness and idyllic charm that draws more and more travelers each year. Seated right on the Sangker River, this laid-back city is surrounded by beautiful countryside, charming villages, gorgeous temples and mysterious ruins. And for the adventurous traveler, Battambang has a surprising amount to offer. … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Battambang 2020

The Ultimate Gift List for Travelers 2020

Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re like me, you’re racking your brain for gift ideas. When it comes to buying gifts for my loved ones, I always try to get them something they’ll love AND use often. That’s why I count my lucky stars that so many of my friends and family … Continue reading The Ultimate Gift List for Travelers 2020

16 Things To Do in Chiang Mai 2020

I’m a little more than halfway through my month in Thailand and for the most part, I’ve been hanging out in the southern part of the country. Based on what I’ve seen and done so far, I couldn’t imagine how northern Thailand could stack up against its southern counterpart. Southern Thailand was a dream. The … Continue reading 16 Things To Do in Chiang Mai 2020