Don’t Be “That Guy”: Encountering Cringey Tourists (My Experience)

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com Travel, besides seeing new places, is about understanding a different way of living, of speaking, and interacting with people. After all, these places wouldn't be the way they are today without the locals who made it happen. Therefore, to be a stranger and to step unto their land is … Continue reading Don’t Be “That Guy”: Encountering Cringey Tourists (My Experience)

I Got COVID.

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Hey, folks. This week's post is different from what I usually share on this blog, but I figure I would share it with you regardless, as COVID-19 does *somewhat* relate to travel. With the world opening up-- and remaining open-- to travel, it's important to keep in mind that the … Continue reading I Got COVID.

Crazy Travel Stories #12: That One Time I Got Bed Bugs in Belgium…

Travel is a wonderful means of discovering various places in terms of their culture, food, language, people, and customs. There is a romanticized beauty of getting lost in the beauty of a town you're in, of happening upon strangers who become your friends, of reveling in a night out and waiting until it's dawn to … Continue reading Crazy Travel Stories #12: That One Time I Got Bed Bugs in Belgium…

The Results Are In…

Source: The Associated Press. Hey, folks. I usually don't talk about topics outside of travel on this blog. Let alone politics: I've always found such topics too heated, too much, for my blog, and I usually like keeping things lighthearted and fun that are related to my adventures around the world. However, I felt compelled … Continue reading The Results Are In…

Thoughts on Independence Day (as an American expat)

This year marks the second year that I've been abroad for the 4th of July, with last year being on vacation in Peru. This year's in France, as I'm taking full advantage of my time here before I leave. As I'm writing this, I'm on a train through the south of France, where temperatures have … Continue reading Thoughts on Independence Day (as an American expat)