HoliDaze Archive

transportation

Travel Fucktastrophes: The Stories I’ve Never Told

Nicaragua Resort

When traveling, there are those stories that are never told. No, not the ones about what happened in Bangkok or Berlin or Las Vegas — those always get told, often with “my friend” or “this guy I know” substituted in place of the slightly more embarrassing “me” 😉 I’m talking about those crazy embarrassing stories. … Read More

An Extreme 3-Wheeled 3,000km Rickshaw Race Across India

The Rickshaw Run 2015

What is the only thing more insane than the roads of India? A 3,000 kilometre (1,900 mile) two week long race across the country on three wheels! Of course rather than competing against locals, this race is aimed at foreigners. That’s right, foreigners who may have an international drivers license but have absolutely no idea … Read More

10 Things You Don’t Know About Sri Lanka

10 things you don't know about Sri Lanka

One of the best things about visiting a new country is learning new things. No matter how much research you do or how many people you ask, there are always things about the country that surprise or even bewilder you.   Here’s a quick gift for all you Pinners 😉 Last November I had the … Read More

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

Photo Gallery: An Island Boat Trip to Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

Tonsai Pier at Ko Phi Phi in southern Thailand

A picturesque paradise. This is The Beach. (Yes, that movie was filmed here.) Welcome to Ko Phi Phi in southern Thailand! Located in the Andaman Sea between Phuket and Krabi, the Phi Phi Islands have quickly become a very popular tourist destination in Thailand. More than 1,000 people visit Koh Phi Phi ever single day. … Read More

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