The Great Big List of Cheap Gear For Outdoors Sports and Travel

(Last updated September March 12, 2018) **This post includes affiliate links, which means I am paid a small commission of any sales resulting from their use. For more information see my disclosure policies page. Outdoors sports gear seems to be getting more and more expensive all the time. For those of us who love our adventure sports, but don’t have a ton of money, the Internet does have a solution. There are a number of cheap gear…

A Siem Reap Weekend Trip And Photography Tour

THIS POST WAS CREATED IN PARTNERSHIP WITHYOUR HOLIDAY EXPERTS FOR UNIQUE TRAVEL EXPERIENCES kkday.com My girlfriend and I were looking for a place to visit on a long weekend in early December. Being in Bangkok, we had lots of cool nearby options. When she told me she hadn’t been to Angkor Wat, I was like, &#…

Why Every Traveler Needs To Visit Borneo Once

When I was young, the word Borneo conjured in me vague ideas of exotic wildlife and remote, unexplored India Jones-worthy jungle. I’m not sure where I got those ideas from, but when I finally did visit Borneo they turned out to be pretty accurate. Borneo isn’t a country. It’s an island divided among …

14 Surprising Facts About Kyrgyzstan

CREATED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH Most people don’t know much about Kyrgyzstan. Hell, most people don’t even know how to spell Kyrgyzstan. When you ask westerners about the country, the most common response is that it’s the country where Borat came from. And that’s wrong too. Borat was from Kazakhstan. Kyrgyzstan is a Central Asian country…

A Guide to the Best Hiking Trails in Los Angeles

Photo credit: Chris Goldberg Waterfalls, caves, mountain peaks, and ancient forests. This probably doesn’t sound much like Los Angeles to those who have sat in traffic on the 5 Freeway, gone sightseeing among skyscrapers in the city center, or hang out in their luxury beachside Los Angeles vacation rental. But to those who are in the know, hiking trails in Los Angeles are some of the Golden State’s most picturesque and this…

Travel Bloggers Reveal Canada’s Best Winter Adventures

Canada is famous for having a long winter and Canadians have shown extreme creativity in devising activities to help them pass the long, dark winter months. We’ve come up with some interesting ideas, some of which are of slightly insane (like ice swimming) and have questionable entertainment value (I’m looking at you curling). Despite this creativity, like all people we Canadians tend get into ruts stick to activities we’re comfortable doing. Sometimes we get so stuck in our ways it’s hard for us to think of …

Get Your Family Through Airport Security Quickly This Holiday Season

This winter get your family through airport security quickly Travelling with the family can be challenging, especially when you get to airport security. Following these tips from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) will not only help bring the stress level down, but also get you through the checkpoint faster and easier. Download CATSA’s app Go to CATSA’s website (catsa.gc…

The Last Ifugao Weaver of Batad

Rita in front of her home, a few moments before we said goodbye. I met Rita in Batad, one of the small villages perched among the 2000-year-old rice terraces of the jagged Cordillera mountain range on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. No roads reach the mountain village. To get to Batad my friends and I hired a jeepney in Banue and rode an hour along a windy dirt road to the trailhead where we disembarked. We hiked an hour down the steep rocky trail into the…

I found some pretty awesome things to do in Bang Rak

Bang Rak is a neighbourhood in Bangkok that’s just south of the city’s main business and tourist areas beside the Chao Phraya River. (You can find some great articles on Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River at Momentum Travel).The neighborhood’s proximity to the city centre and river view has attracted many of Bangkok’s upscale hotels. The area is also well-known as home …

Is This The Most Ideal Island Getaway In America?

It’s the all-American beach that looks like it belongs in the Carribean. This post was brought to you by the Galveston Tourism Board, but the opinions expressed within are all my own. Learn more on my disclosure policies page. You don’t need to buy a pricey plane ticket — or even had a passport — to visit an island paradise. Galveston Island, Texas…

The Big List of Discount Ski and Snowboard Gear Shops Online

Last updated October, 2016 Pretty much everyone could use some discount ski gear or snowboarding gear. Skiing and snowboarding are getting more expensive every year. Every new ski season means new lift tickets and passes, gear upgrades, outrageously priced beers, and expensive resort meals. Some of these things are almost impossible to avoid, so those of us on a budget need to save money wherever we can. I work online, I love to snowboard, and I’m a huge cheapskate. The result is that I spend a ton of time looking for…

5 Cyclists Explain Why They Love Biking In Taiwan

This blog post was brought to you by the Taiwan Tourism Board, but the opinions in this are those of myself and the riders I interviewed. I lived in Taiwan for 8 years. It’s beautiful, small, oval-shaped island that is 394 km from the North to South and 144 km across. The East Coast has a wide flat plain where most of the population lives. Nearly all of the rest of the country is tall, steep, jungle-covered mountains that are filled with winding gorges that …

6 Insane Things You Can Only Do in Iceland

Photo: Iceland Tourism Iceland is a bold country for bold people. It’s for travelers who want to dive directly into nature, party until the sun comes up (even when it never goes down), and dine on some of the sea’s most freaky creatures. The Land of Fire and Ice is a place that continues to wow its visitors whether …

Yellowstone National Park in winter is even more spectacular than in summer

In honor of the United States’s National Park Services 100th anniversary on August 25th, Exodus Travels asked me to write about one of my most unique National Park experiences. I’ve been to my share of national parks. (I also have some great photos from Glacier National Park here). It was easy to choose what to write about. …