5 Ways I Saved BIG at Home In Order to Travel BIG Later

It’s the leading cause of lack of world exploration… money. I’ve heard it countless times in every shape and size. Young people want to take off to see the world, but with all their expenses, putting money away for a trip abroad never seems like an option much less a priority. How can they afford […]


Couchsurfing in Islamic Borneo and Why it was Awesome

I was back on my own, traveling solo through one of the less traversed areas of Indonesia. This was no Bali. Seriously, I would eventually go almost 10 days without seeing another Western traveler. So at the time, it only made sense to try Couchsurfing again. It’s hands down one of the most authentic ways […]

Big Sur Hike

The Next Step In A Life

I have a confession to make. I’ve been hiding it from my readers for a week now and it’s weighing heavy me. It feels like a dirty little secret. What could this be? Well, let’s just say I’m no longer in Asia. Okay, I’m actually not even traveling anymore. There, I said it. A metaphorical […]

Kinkaku-ji Temple

Zen Buddism at it’s Finest in Kinkaku-ji

The first temple I visited in Japan and one of the best. Kinkaku-ji or the “Temple of the Golden Pavilion” is quite famous and it’s easy to see why. Walking around the highly manicured temples grounds and you’re hit with a huge jolt of Zen right in the face. Peace pokes you in the eye.


9 Reasons Not to Quit Your Job and Travel the World (Debunked)

I recently read an article over at ThoughtCatalog on 9 Reasons to Quit Your Job and Travel the World. Many of the responses in the comments seemed angry and claimed the whole idea (quit and travel) wasn’t realistic. I don’t claim that world travel is right for everyone and while the ThoughtCatalog piece has its […]


Relive in Photos: Thailand’s North & South

Thailand The North & South ” I was in Thailand, playing Ping-Pong in Ding Dang.” – Barry Badrinath (Beerfest, 2006) Scroll horizontally to experience my visit On to Laos…

Malaysian Food

The Food of Malaysia

Malaysian Food cannot be summed up as only Malay. Large Chinese and Indian minority populations give this country more variety than any other Southeast Asian country that I’ve been to.

Sumbawa to Flores Ferry

In Search of Giant Manta Rays

I just did one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. I swam with giant manta rays. Our boat searched and searched the coast of Nusa Penida and my anticipation was starting to turn to disappointment. It started to look more and more as if we’d be unlucky and miss the giant animals. We passed […]