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The Complete Iceland Packing List

By Marek Michalski // Jan 6, 2018

Iceland’s weather can be unpredictable, and to figuring out the best time to go and what to pack for Iceland can be difficult. One thing you can be sure of for most trips to Iceland is that it’s going to be chilly and wet. During our last trip to Iceland, it lightly rained the whole time. Our list below covers all the basics from required items like a waterproof jacket to the nice to have […]

Best Gifts for Adventure Travelers

By Marek Michalski // Dec 10, 2017

It’s time to buy that awesome gift for your globetrotting friend – or yourself :). We have tested and tried tons of products over the last year, and this list is a culmination of that. When you are looking for the best gifts for adventure travelers, it’s important to keep a few key things in mind: durability, size, portability, and utility. The best gift is rugged enough to brave the outdoors but also useful and convenient. […]

Review: Bella Vista Cloud Forest Reserve

By Marek Michalski // Aug 5, 2017

Somewhere up in the mountains not too far from the small town of Mindo, Ecuador is an amazing cloud forest. We stumbled upon it during our motorcycle tour just a few weeks ago. It was a worthy stop, and the proprietor was excellent. The video below is narrated by the owner himself – he is the David Attenborough of Ecuador. What is a Cloud Forest? A cloud forest is a moist subtropical climate that has […]


Review: Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental – Self Guided Chocolate & Cloud Forest Tour

By Marek Michalski // Jul 1, 2017

Memorial day 2017 for most people meant burgers and brews in a close friends backyard. Memorial day for us was 8,000 miles away on the back of a motorcycle surrounded by clouds on top of a mountain. We heard that purring through the mountains of Ecuador on a bike was a bucket list item people take months or years to commit to – we signed up just a month before we left. Minimize the Risk. Maximize […]

Top Inflatable Paddle boards 2017

Best Inflatable Paddle Boards 2017

By Marek Michalski // Jun 8, 2017

Paddle boarding is more than just something you rent on vacation. It is one of the most thrilling water sports of all time! Which is why we reviewed the top inflatable paddle boards of 2017. When you merge surfing with kayaking, it gives birth to paddle boarding! Let’s first learn a bit about its history. In the 1940s, Hawaiian surfers used paddles to tweak their wave catching. However, it took the form of a leisure […]

How to Solo Female Travel Like A Boss

By Camille Ramirez // May 29, 2017

Traveling alone is an amazing experience, especially as a solo female. So pack your bags ladies – your dreams await. While traveling alone may make you nervous, it’s totally worth it! The first step may be the hardest, but it is also the one that will spur you to make deep connections, experience the true ‘you’, and (I believe) become a better woman. Why You Should Try Traveling Alone Want to raise some eyebrows? Tell someone […]

How to Teach English Overseas

By Harrison Kelley // Apr 23, 2017

How I started Teaching English I was 23, fresh out of university sporting a degree that seemed more than ever like a glorified letter of recommendation to assure possible employers that I was of average intelligence.  The realization that I had finally entered the “adult world” hit me like I had plunged into the icy pool of water. I had been in freefall over for the past four-and-a-half years. I was spending over half of […]

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The Best Carry-on Luggage for International Travel

By Marek Michalski // Jan 27, 2017

I showed up in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with nothing because all of my stuff was in a checked bag sitting in Taiwan. That’s when I learned to only bring a carry-on bag and get very creative with how I pack it. After starting my consulting job I knew I needed to get better carry-on luggage. With destinations in several different countries on the horizon – I started looking for the best carry-on luggage […]

How to Pack a Carry on and Fit More in Your Bag

By Marek Michalski // Jan 23, 2017

Two hours after landing in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam I realized my checked bag wasn’t showing up with me. Oh crap! My bag was in Taiwan sitting in the belly of the airplane. In my case, I was fortunate enough to eventually receive my bag. But for many, the odds of your bag getting back to you once lost aren’t al the best. This is why we always recommend you to try your best […]