The Five Best New York Coffee Shops

Locals New York Coffee

New Yorkers take their coffee seriously. It is a city with swarms of overworked people, plenty of money, and trade ports that crawl with activity; coffee in New York is abundant. We take it seriously here. Yes, you can find Starbucks all over the city; but ask any serious New … Read More

Rail Pass: To Buy or Not to Buy

Should you get a rail pass?

The million dollar question.  There is no yes or no answer when people ask if they should purchase a rail pass for the countries they are traveling.  Personally, I have traveled with a Japan Rail Pass and also with a Eurail Pass, which I will touch on later. Before I … Read More

Why You Should Visit Stockholm

Home of Vikings, Reindeer, and Meatballs I’m in Stockholm, Sweden’s capital city. I was expecting something different, something frozen; instead, I’ve found a pleasant summer, filled with beautiful vistas, great food, and healthy lifestyle—they have a strange obsession with strawberries. You take a deep breath here and you’re like yeah, … Read More

Don’t be a Tourist in New York City

Don't be a Tourist in NYC

Once upon a time we lived in New York City. We were residents for more than a year, but soon after we quickly realized that we were not New Yorkers.  Although the city was not the environment we wanted to call home, it is still a great place to visit! … Read More

Koh Rong Party: That Time We Awoke to a Rat Fight on NYE

Koh Rong

A true Koh Rong Party. We had been researching where to spend New Year’s Eve for months. Starting our Southeast Asia tour in Bangkok, the plan was to gallivant around Thailand, Cambodia, and Malaysia for 7 weeks.  The million dollar question was where to spend that one night a year where … Read More

Visiting the Titanic Museum in Belfast

Titanic Museum

Anyone that knows me personally knows that I have a strange obsession with Titanic.  Yes, the movie and the actual ship. Cameron has heard about every useless fact there is about James Cameron’s masterpiece, and all the interesting facts that happened on April 14, 1912.  Almost daily, I refer to … Read More

Experiencing Thaipusam at Batu Caves: a Backpackers Tale

Experiencing Thaipusam at Batu Caves

Sometimes, I end up in cities at just the right time, as someone who travels on a whim, I absolutely love when this happens. Most recently, it happened on an impromptu trip to Malaysia. Staying true to fashion, I had absolutely no plans when I landed in Kuala Lumpur. But, … Read More

Don’t Skip Sarajevo on Your Balkan Tour

Sarajevo May Be Europe's Best Capital City

I wasn’t planning on visiting Bosnia & Herzegovina on my way through the Balkans.  Honestly, I didn’t know where to go after Croatia.  My time in the Schengen zone was expired, so I could not legally enter any of those bordered countries again for 90 days. I was staying at a … Read More