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5 Northern Michigan Destinations to not miss this Summer

5 Northern Michigan destinations to check off of your bucket list Michigan aka the Mitten state. Oh what a place. Your time here really depends on the current season and the thickness of your skin. Thankfully during Summer, Michigan & specifically, Northern […]

Colombian Backpacking Destinations to Visit Now. Top 5

Colombian Backpacking Destinations to keep on your radar. My top 5. Welcome to Colombia I think I’ve made it clear to most folks but if I haven’t, COLOMBIA IS AN AMAZING DESTINATION to get lost in (no, not like I need a […]

Welcome to Colombia’s Amazon: Leticia

Are you heading to Leticia? Aka Colombia’s gateway to the amazon. Excellent decision for Colombia and yourself. Keep on reading for your welcoming guide to one of the worlds most fascinating regions. Oh the amazon. The beauty, the heat, and the mosquitos. […]

San Gil Backpacking – Colombias Outdoor Capital

San Gil Backpacking – Rafting, Hiking & much much more San Gil. Nestled in the Santander department of Colombia, San Gil is a haven for the adventurous or anyone who wants to pump the brakes for a few days. A city renowned […]

Hiking to La Chorrera: Colombia’s Tallest Waterfall

Hiking to La Chorrera, Colombia’s tallest waterfall. If you haven’t noticed yet, Colombia is a land full of beautiful destinations and activities. With an armada of buses & cheap flights, getting from A to B is simple as depicting hieroglyphics. No, but […]

Paramo De Oceta – 1 of Colombia’s Amazing Hikes

Paramo De Oceta- 1 of Colombia’s Amazing Hikes [Photos] Nestled in the hillsides of the Boyacan department is the charming colonial Puebla of Monguí. Monguí is rich with lovely scenery and even better, lightly visited. Because of it’s trickled through tourism, this […]

Bogota Backpacking: Street Art, Traffic & More

Bogota Backpacking Welcome to Bogota. Colombia’s capital and home to more than 8 million people. Overwhelming much? Yes, but don’t let the numbers, cold, or traffic scare you off, unless you want to miss another memorable Colombian city. So why am I here […]

Backpacking Guide in Choco, Colombia. The gem of the Pacific

Welcome to Choco, Colombia. One of Colombia’s least explored but most beautiful regions. Situated on the western part of Colombia, Choco has department sections that stretch to Pacific and Atlantic Coast. Luckily for myself & those who have experienced this blissful region, […]

FREE Medellin Activities for every Backpacker.[Photos]

Free Medellin Activities for Every Backpacker Free is always the desirable price, isn’t it? But as we all know, there is no such thing as a free lunch. Whether you have spent all of your money on cheap beers and are just […]

5 Medellin Cafes to Slip Into

Medellin Cafes are as abundant as the lakes of Michigan. Around every corner you’re bound to find one you’ve probably never seen before, especially in Poblado or Laureles. There’s no surprise that Colombia plays host to a range of exotic, enticing & […]

Medellin Backpacking: Stay in Laureles not Poblado

Medellin Backpacking – Why you should stay in Laureles and not Poblado. Medellín is not a small city. With more than 16 communes to choose from, your options of where to stay may feel endless. Don’t worry though, most extranjeros tend to […]

Discovering the real dangers of Medellín, Colombia

Colombia and safety go hand in hand for most folks who have never visited, especially my Mom. Immediate thoughts of Narcos & Pablo Escobar inundate peoples mind, leaving nothing but fear along for the ride. Are you ready to here what they […]

13 things you will CONSTANTLY SEE in Medellín, Colombia

Oh the beauty of the unknown. Is that the beauty of travel? Not knowing what smell, sound or sight is around the next corner. For some that is a complete nightmare whereas myself and many others, ideal. Arriving in Medellín, we had […]

Backpackers Guide in Medellin, Colombia

Backpackers Guide in Medellin, Colombia (4 Day Itinerary) Backpackers Guide in Medellin, Colombia. Do you fall into this category and need some type of guidance to move swiftly and confidently throughout this massive city? If so, read along for some tips of […]

More than a day trip in Guatape, Colombia

Medellin, Colombia has exploded in recent years, and for good reason. The city offers what others can’t and with high value. Now it’s 5 pm and you’re trying to decide what to do next in Medellin, Colombia. Paragliding? Communa 13 tour? Pablo […]

Weekend Getaway: Santa Cruz

The weekend is approaching and you want to escape for a few days but where to go? North to Point Reyes and the beautiful Mendocino coast? Lake Tahoe and Truckee for some fresh alpine air? South to Big Sur? All great choices […]

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day & Oakland Drone

  Yes, here is another one from the gem of the Bay, Lake Merritt. Not sure what brought you here but enjoy the views while they last. All hands, feet, and arms must be kept inside the fully autonomous drone at all […]

Oakland & the Bay Areas best sunrise/sunset spots

With great location comes great opportunities for scenic moments. This is a collection of some of my favorite spots I’ve had the chance to frequent over the years. With these spots listed your eyes will be happy they rose early or extended […]

Katchafire live @ Cornerstone Berkeley

Katchafire. No these guys are not arsonists but they do bring the flame with their electric reggae sound. Hailing from Hamilton, New Zealand, these Kiwis are a testament to timeless reggae spirit. Turning the clocks back, these guys started as a Bob […]

Some of my favorite shots from Backpacking Mexico

If Mexico isn’t on your radar or if it is, you should make it a priority to visit to take in the sights, sounds, and tastes of this diverse country. Here are some of my favorite shots from my 2 months throughout […]

Oakland’s Kaiser Rooftop Garden

Whether or not you are from the Bay, there’s a good shot you haven’t been to Kaisers Rooftop Garden. Situated on the 5th floor of Kaisers parking structure, this hidden gem shines bright like a diamond (Rihanna, yes). Take a nap, snap […]

Oakland Street Art

If your eyes have been open while cruising the streets of Oakland, you’ve definitely had the chance to take in some pretty incredible art. Aside from the art being so moving, the artists themselves really come to life when getting the chance […]

Lake Merritt Warriors Parade Day

Rolling through Oakland its almost guaranteed that you will see or hear something that will make you smile or catch your attention. A city of energy and eclectic characters fill the streets and undoubtedly carries on wherever they may roam. A few days […]

Best of the Best around Lake Merritt

The Jewel of Oakland, Lake Merritt, encompasses 155 acres of land with a circumference of 3.4 miles. It’s clear to most locals that Lake Merritt is so much more than an estuary, but a gorgeous area for events, an excellent spot for photography […]

How to take the perfect selfie at Machu Picchu

How to take the perfect selfie at Machu Picchu Machu Picchu has and probably will be a major talking point of South America for the unforeseeable future. Because of its grandeur, I decided that it was time to see what the whole […]