I Found New Zealand In Ahipara

November 23, 2015

I still remember the first time I went surfing.

I’d signed up for a lesson on one of those daily deal sites, and showed up Monday morning with no idea what to expect.

After lathering my face up with super thick sunscreen, I walked down to the beach feeling like Aquaman in my spongy suit with a rocket ship tied to my Read more

Four Things I’m Doing Each Day To Become More Awesome

November 16, 2015

“We get a little better or a we get a little worse every day. Let’s get a little better today.” – Jason Street

Many of you know I push self-improvement a lot on this site, and travel is often a vehicle to reach those goals, rather than the goal Read more

The Life Of A Backpacker In Gifs

November 9, 2015

They say a picture paints a thousand words but a gif can paint a million. Here’s 43 of them showing the best (and worst) of backpacker life. Continue reading

My New Book Is Out!

November 3, 2015

So I’ve got some cool news.

Can you guess what it is?

Well yeah, duh. Of course you can, it’s in the title. Up there. ^^^

But instead of doing one of those press release style announcement posts, I thought I’d release this by giving you a little look behind the scenes. Because obviously Read more

Have You Been To Tanzania?

October 26, 2015

I have a question.

Have you been to Tanzania?

Oh, it’s an incredible place. By the sea, the east African coast. Let me tell you about it, my friend.

It’s a place by the equator, where the sun will hit you like an open flame. You will effortlessly tan to a golden bronze, or a lobster red, whichever one Read more

Ten Easy Tips For Making Flying Less Crappy

October 12, 2015

Yo, I love flying!

Said no person ever.

Flying sucks. You know it and I know it. Two hours trudging through the airport, waiting in lines, having security nosy through all your bags and then sitting in a cabin with stale air for 12 hours – there’s no fun in there.

Unfortunately, I don’t really Read more

Everything I Learned About Life And Happiness I Learned From Accounting

August 30, 2015

Throughout your time on this planet many things will move in and out of your life. Some will be good and some will be bad, but everything will have a role in shaping who you are and where you end up.

There will be things you welcome into your life, such as nice cars with drink holders big enough to fit your over-sized protein Read more