Archive | Travel Tips

Middle East Travel in a Post-9/11 World

I’m going to ask a quick question of you. Did the events of September 11, 2001 make you think twice about traveling to the Middle East? It’s okay, you can be honest. If you’re scared, you’re  certainly not alone in your thinking. Heck look at the recent backlash against plans to build a Muslim cultural […]

Continue Reading · 26

Exploring the World Through Geocaching

This is a guest post by Corey Waldner of Where’s Waldner. Imagine yourself walking down the street, doesn’t really matter where in the world you are, and you see someone standing around with a very thick “cellphone.” He notices you watching him and proceeds to talk a bit more into that strange looking cellphone, turning […]

Continue Reading · 12

How to Experience Tibet Without the Red Tape

Ah, Tibet. Full of mystique and intrigue, Tibet holds a special place in the minds of many travelers. The ancient rituals and traditions. Potala Palace. Everest Base Camp. What’s not to like? Sadly, actually seeing Tibet first hand can be an exercise in frustration. Given its rather tumultuous history under Chinese rule, the government doesn’t […]

Continue Reading · 23

“Be Safe…You Might Get Bombed”

Are you scared of the world? Of course you’ll say that you aren’t. But if I were to tell you that I was thinking about going to Israel this summer, would you tell me to be safe because I might get bombed? This simple, yet rather outrageous statement is one that was actually said to […]

Continue Reading · 10

The Secret to Ultralight Backpacking

How do you define ultralight backpacking? Sure it’s minimalist packing, but everyone seems to have their own definition of this idea. After all, on my 2010 Asian Adventure I thought I was packing light… I had enough sets of fresh clothes for 5 days and enough shirts for a week! Here’s the thing… I didn’t know […]

Continue Reading · 52

Yes! YOU Can CouchSurf!

Crashing on the couch of a complete stranger. On the surface, that probably sounds like an incredibly crazy idea! But that simple concept is the entire premise of CouchSurfing, a social networking site that helps connect you with people willing to host travelers. Sure, it sounds unsafe or scary, but with Surfing experiences in 4 […]

Continue Reading · 14