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Top 5 Best (And Worst) Things About Solo Travel

Road Trip Travel Inspiration

When I typed “solo travel” into Google today, it returned 60 million hits – yes, 60 million! As the world grows smaller through technological advances and travel becomes more accessible, solo travel has increased in popularity. The internet is full of information both from and for solo travellers, but what is it really like to … Read More

Top 5 Restaurants in Krakow, Poland

Home of the best Polish food in Krakow

Searching for delicious Krakow restaurants? Presenting the first of my three Krakow “Top 5” lists. After years of visiting Poland, I’ve spent plenty of time eating my way around not just Krakow but the entire country. Truthfully I’m looking forward to patronizing these delicious eateries again very soon myself, when I visit Krakow again in … Read More

Hiking Diamond Head Volcano in Hawaii

View from the top of Diamond Head Vocano in Hawaii

Located on the island of Oahu, Diamond Head is a young but extinct volcano that makes for a fantastic and inexpensive day trip. Entering into the crater through a large tunnel in one side of the volcano wall, immediately the place just opens up and the sky is revealed around you. One small corner of … Read More

Scuba Diving In Salang, Malaysia (one for the bucket list!)

False clown fish, Salang, Tioman Island

Ever been scuba diving in clear water surrounded by fish and coral? I never had until a few weeks ago and let me just say IT WAS FRIGGIN’ AMAZING! Easily the best travel decision I’ve made over the last few years (and definitely better than my infamous Tour de Horror project). Fan coral found scuba … Read More

Gir Forest National Park in Gujarat, India: Home Of The Asiatic Lion

Lion at Gir Forest in Gujarat, India

A wildlife trip is always exciting and adventurous. I have covered various tiger reserves in my previous journeys and an encounter with tiger has always been thrilling but this time I had planned a different jungle safari and intended to see the Asiatic Lions at Gir Forest National Park in Gujarat, the only place in … Read More

Monster Pizza Challenge in Las Vegas!

The Sofia pizza from Pizzeria Sofia in Rayong, Thailand

In the grand pantheon of arousing audio/visual entertainment, food-based television ranks second only to hardcore porn. They are very similar if you really stop to think about it. Both give us a graphic, up close and personal look at the satiation of very deep, primal biological urges. That is why food television is more popular … 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

Nusa Penida: Bali’s Hidden Paradise (Shhhh!)

The HoliDaze Guide to Nusa Penida: Bali's Hidden Paradise

This island has long been overlooked by tourists, much to the pleasure of the locals. In fact originally I was not even going to write about it. However my blog is not near as popular as some of the others out there and I highly doubt that this post will result in a flood of … Read More

How Long-Term Travel Changes People Forever

Yunnan Ethnic Village in China

Last week I celebrated my ten year nomadiversary of quitting my job to travel the world. Ten years of long-term travel have taught me more than I learned in the 24 years prior to that. The knowledge gained, unforgettable experiences, and amazing people I’ve encountered over the years have changed my life forever, in ways … Read More