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Derek Drives That! Strange Vehicles, Exotic Locations And Unparalleled Mischief

Derek Drives That! is part of the new HoliDaze travel video series

I love trying out new and strange forms of transportation while traveling but one thing is even more fun: actually driving them! From jeepneys in the Philippines to chicken buses in Guatemala and ojeks in Indonesia, there is no method of transportation I won’t try and no vehicle I cannot drive. And now I’m turning … Read More

How To Get Free Shuttle Rides Between Abu Dhabi And Dubai

Etihad Shuttle

Abu Dhabi and Dubai are only about an hour apart from each other but in my experience traveling the United Arab Emirates I have found that Abu Dhabi is always the cheaper airport to fly through. I saved $350 just on this flight alone by landing in Abu Dhabi instead of Dubai. Of course my … Read More

Why Most Tourists Never Return To Vietnam

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Many people love Vietnam. Many others, particularly long-term travelers, don’t care for it and feel that one trip was more than enough. After all no matter how much or how little you travel, there is always that one place you like the least. Some countries just rub you the wrong way, for whatever arcane reason. … Read More

Deported Because Of A Tweet: My Immigration Horror Story

I'm A Bad Tweeter

As I type this I am locked in a cell in an Indonesian detention center. Why you may ask? Surely someone who has been traveling the world for five years is smart enough not to get himself deported. Well, apparently I am not. However rather than being deported for some heinous act, like smuggling or … Read More

One Night In Bangkok And The World’s Your Oyster…

Bangkok Nightlife @ Patpong

Having spent two weeks in Bangkok I can now say that I understand and appreciate the words to the One Night In Bangkok song that much better. But before I get into the sordid nightlife of Thailand‘s capital city, let me just first say a few things: I came to Bangkok for culture and I … Read More

*NEW* Version Of My Siak Tourism Film + Amazing Race Video

My Siak Tourism Film

I grew up acting then gave it all up for a career in a cubicle. Fun stuff, right? NOT! After five years of the Office Space-lifestyle I had a midlife crisis at 24. That is why I started traveling and what has led me to where I am today. Those of you that follow my … Read More

4 Weeks to Prepare for a 4-Year RTW Adventure. Oh crap.

RTW2KXV

That’s right, in just one month I will bid adieu to my house in Austin and embark on my longest and greatest adventure yet. No more ‘six weeks in this country’ or ‘six months on the road,’ this time it’s the infamous “sell all my possessions and buy a one-way ticket” scenario. The wild part … Read More

Angeles City: The City Of Friendship… Adult Friendship

Topless Filipina girl at the beach in the Philippines

  FYI this article covers adult topics and includes a couple photographs not appropriate for kids Angeles City, otherwise known as the ‘City Of Friendship’ or simply AC, has a bit of a mixed reputation. On one hand the city is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination, particularly for visitors from South Korea. It’s … Read More