Why You Should Visit Terlingua, Texas Terlingua is probably the most underrated town in West Texas. The self-proclaimed “ghost town” is nestled between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend State Park, well removed from society. The closest town of any decent size is Presidio (pop. 4,426), nearly a two-hour drive away, meaning residents, Read More

31 Essential Oktoberfest Tips This list of Oktoberfest tips is based on my Munich Oktoberfest experiences in 2006, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Despite subjecting my liver to a gluttony of beer guzzling greatness, I am thankfully still alive to offer you this advice. These are things TO DO and NOT DO to make the absolute, Read More

3 Weeks in West Germany Aachen, Germany, is not typically a tourist destination, but in February 2012 I spent 3 weeks in west Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia to be exact, visiting my friend Clarissa, whom I had met in Paris the previous fall. Clarissa was attending medical school at Aachen University and I was busy finishing, Read More

The Best Belgian Beers One of my main reasons for going to Belgium was to sample as many of their delicious beers as I could. As I was only there for 3 days, I think I did a pretty damn good job in my sampling, though I must admit it was a lot more, Read More

Kandy to Nuwara Eliya  Click HERE to Read About Sri Lanka from the Beginning To get from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, we had to board the train in Kandy, transfer in Peradeniya, and then head for Nanu Oya. The trains are amazing and appear to be remnants from when the British controlled Sri Lanka. The trains cars were, Read More

My first impression of Yap was a great one; upon clearing immigration a topless woman (slightly covered by a grass and flower necklace) put a beautiful hand woven lei around my neck. Getting lei’d within ten minutes of arrival is definitely a first for me! Yap is in the Western Carolines, half-way between Guam and, Read More

Sydney is a Australia’s largest city, with a population of nearly 5 million people. Although it would be easy to spend weeks in Sydney as a tourist or backpacker, I have had the pleasure of exploring Sydney over two separate stopovers and I hope to have many more stopovers in Sydney in the future.

Islands Near Stockholm

Ever since some Swedish backpackers explained the concept behind the Scandinavian booze cruises to me in Thailand in 2006, I wanted to try one. First, it’s interesting to understand how alcohol sales work in Sweden to understand the need for booze cruises. As I know from Northern communities in Canada, alcohol abuse can be, Read More