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Scuba Diving Sipadan Island: Behind The Scenes + Video

Sipadan Island in Sabah, Malaysia

Sipadan Island in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, is one of those legendary places that every diver has heard of but few have visited. Scuba diving Sipadan Island is a breathtaking bucket-list destination. Why? Sipadan is one of the top scuba diving destinations in the world. Unfortunately, the island also has an infamous history that even now, … Read More

22 Amazing Things You Don’t Know About Estonia

Look at that beautiful Tallinn skyline

Ahhhh Estonia. Totally ended up here by accident. One night we’re having drinks in Helsinki at the NBE Finland farewell party, the next morning I’m with a group of friends on the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Best decision ever! There are so many things you don’t know about Estonia. Plus … Read More

Whoa @Finnair Didn’t Rob My Luggage — They Repacked It!

Delsey suitcase in Bangkok

I have been crisscrossing the globe from 39,000 feet up in the air for nearly a decade across with countless different airlines and this might just be the greatest airline story ever. It all started yesterday when I flew from Helsinki to Bangkok via Finnair. I had to pause my winter fun to come to … Read More

Thai Bus Porn: 35 Revealing Photos

Thai bus porn

Thai buses are sexy, absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. Smooth curves. Flawless style and grace. A beautiful exterior that conceals the workhorse within. The envy of every foreigner. And the ability to fit 38 people comfortably inside. Yes, the magnificent buses of Thailand are some of the fanciest in the world.   But first a gift for … Read More

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

Strange Customs Regulations Around The World

Strange customs regulations at airports around the world

As anyone who has traveled internationally will tell you, it is a learning experience like no other. Our planet is the world’s greatest classroom, home to an endless variety of cultures, each with their own unique food, languages, customs and beliefs. However occasionally it is not the local sights that make you stop and wonder, … Read More

Life In An Immigration Detention Center

Derek Freal is locked up abroad

Recently I happened to find myself locked up abroad in Indonesia for 16 days all because of a tweet. (Yes, a tweet…a deleted one at that!) Now let me show you around my cell at the immigration detention center, my new (and hopefully temporary) home.   This post was written while I was locked up … Read More