After 5 weeks in Mexico, we finally got to see some violence – and it was AWESOME!
Since I published the first bear spray story last year, I have had dozens of friends and strangers tell me their own stories of bear spray mishaps or send me links to bear spray accidents in the news. It seems that bear spray is used […]
Before visiting Hong Kong, I got a message from fellow blogger James Louie – A native of HK and one of five followers of my blog. James saw that we planned to visit his hometown and offered to show us around. On our first morning […]
I was naive. When I first accepted a job in the tourism industry 10 years ago, I thought that everyone was happy when they traveled. I imagined being behind the customer service counter having meaningful conversations with travelers about their experiences and connecting with people […]
When the park rangers arrived, they found a man in the river screaming and crying with the intensity usually associated with a man who just watched his entire family slaughtered by a drug cartel. The rangers knew something unspeakable was happening as they rushed to […]
The travel day is a neglected day for travel bloggers and writers.
On Monday I wrote 900 words about two hikes I went on to Portage Glacier. In summary, I took off on a spontaneous hike on my own and I was defeated by my fears of the wild.
Before I got married, I used to stay in the cheapest dorms possible. Cleanliness, safety, and character took a backseat to price.
When I travel to “scary” third-world countries, my parents worry. They envision me kidnapped by Jihadists, murdered by drug lords or held captive by a rogue government and forced to pay a ransom for my release.
The 12 Times (That I know of) That I’ve been Severely Ripped-Off, Robbed, Nearly Murdered or Kidnapped while Traveling
1. The time I was pick-pocketed in the Roman metro I was packed into a crowded carriage on the Roman metro during rush hour, and as the train pulled into a stop, a young gypsy girl – maybe 16-years-old – pulled up her shirt, flashed […]