I have now done two road trips through New Zealand’s South Island, each for approximately 3 weeks. The South Island of New Zealand is incredible and although I would not consider myself an expert, I have learned a lot over my trips and have summarized the main things you need to know to plan your, Read More

For the first time backpacker looking for a destination that is cheap, warm, and easy to travel, there are few better options than Thailand. Thailand offers beautiful beaches, delicious food, cheap transport, cheap accommodation, and a fun backpacker atmosphere filled with both first time and experienced travelers.

#8. B is for Buckets and Beer Towers Buckets are a Thai classic that can provide excellent value for your money while saving you the hassles of waiting in line and constantly digging money out of your wet board shorts for drinks. Plus, with enough straws for everyone, they are a great way to share your drink and, Read More

In the south of Thailand you will find the popular destinations of Krabi, Ko Phi Phi, Ko Lanta, and Phuket. These areas are well known among foreign tourists and are convenient destinations to travel given the number of both domestic and international flights to Krabi and Phuket. If you are looking for a relatively, Read More

Most people will arrive in Thailand through Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city, which hosts over 11 million people. The first few times I arrived in Bangkok I found the city loud, polluted, and hectic, but after I was forced to spend over a month in Bangkok while awaiting a new passport, I realized that Bangkok, Read More

For me, Chiang Mai and Pai are the best places in Thailand to head for jungle trekking, nature, or to just chill out. As tourism grows in Northern Thailand, more and more activities are available, but I still believe Northern Thailand remains the best place to simply relax and learn about Thailand and Thai culture.

The Gulf of Thailand is probably my favourite part of Thailand for partying, diving, meeting other backpackers,and relaxing on the beach. This guide quickly runs through my experience with the three main islands, Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan, and Ko Tao.

193 UN Countries (+3 Countries that Should Be) A question often debated amongst travelers is “how many countries are there in the world?” Many people have different answers to this question and I personally believe in two different lists of countries: 1. The UN+3 list; and 2. The Travelers’ Century Club or TCC list (http://travelerscenturyclub.org). The UN+3, Read More

How Many Countries are in the World? A question often debated amongst travelers is “how many countries are there in the world?” Many people have different answers to this question and I personally follow two different lists of countries: 1. The UN+3 list; and 2. The Travelers’ Century Club or TCC list (http://travelerscenturyclub.org). The TCC uses, Read More