Responsible tourism is quickly gaining momentum in the travel industry - and for good reason. More and more tour operators are placing an emphasis on being environmentally aware, socially conscious, and mindful of building up local communities.
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: How to be a Responsible Traveler 101
The first proper solo trip I took abroad was a trek across Cambodia. 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 Cambodia 2020
When I first started traveling, I was a young 20-something year-old with little to no experience when it came to planning an itinerary, managing the logistics like flights, buses and immunizations, or even the best way to acquire the gear you need. The underlying principle I used for everything was “go cheap.” Now that I … Continue reading The Ultimate List of Eco-Friendly Travel Products
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
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
Once you dig deep into the variety of rock climbing that can be found in Northwest Arkansas, you’ll quickly realize the sandstone crags and boulders are nothing to sleep on. Hell, even Chris Sharma realized this when he established professional-grade lines like Witness the Fitness (V14) and Paying the Rent (5.14a).
Compared to the many countries of Southeast Asia, the Philippines stand out for several reasons. For one, the seven thousand islands are full of a rich culture and a complex history. Secondly, the Philippines are home to some of the kindest and most unique people you’ll come across. Not to mention, this gem that’s spread … Continue reading Best Places to Visit in the Philippines 2020
Given its geographic diversity, varied terrain, and natural beauty, the United States is one of the best countries to rock climb in. Not only does the US offer rock that’s ideal for all types of climbing, but its rock climbing can be found across all parts of the country. Between the sandstone, granite, and basalt … Continue reading Best Places to Rock Climb in the US
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