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FriFotos: The Technology That Let Me Travel The Ho Chi Minh Trail

"Rusty" the Honda Win I used to travel the Ho Chi Minh trail

This magnificent piece of machinery is what has allowed me to travel the Ho Chi Minh Trail. It is also the main reason why I haven’t written much recently — kind of hard to open up a laptop when bouncing around on two wheels. However after realizing that this week’s FriFotos theme is technology I … 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

Farewell 2013: My Travel Year In Photos

Grand Mosque In Abu Dhabi, UAE

All last month my fellow travel bloggers were sharing their top photos and recommended gift ideas for travelers. Never one to hop on an overcrowded bandwagon I decided to abstain from it all. Well that and most of my photographs are not that worthy of repeated sharing, although to be fair my photography skills have … 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

38 Experiences To Add To Your Travel Bucket List

Colorful buildings in a frozen white Amsterdam winter -- welcome to the Netherlands

I recently reflected on some of the amazing travel adventures I’ve experienced thus far it my lifetime in my 46 countries, 46 travel ideas article, so the time feels right to start planning some more. As the clock ticks over to an age that I have long been dreading, I’m celebrating it by adding 38 … 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