Hiking The Jordan Trail: Dana To Petra Trek

Jordan Trail

Hiking the Jordan Trail is an incredible experience, even more so if you walk the Dana to Petra trek. If you love hiking, enjoy physical fatigue, puffing, sweating, and even cursing until you reach the final point of a hike, you will enjoy hiking the Jordan Trail. The Dana to Petra trek is no walk … Read more

3 Hostel Nightmares To Remember

Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv

We’ve all spent at least one nightmare night in a hostel during our backpacking years, haven’t we? Well, I can count at least 3 hostel nightmares in my traveling experience. That’s at least 3 hostels that have been less than memorable in terms of getting proper rest, but which somehow managed to stick to my … Read more

Everything You Must Know About Chicken Buses

chicken buses

Chicken buses are a fun and inexpensive way to travel across most of Central America, if only a bit slow and for the most part rather uncomfortable.  If you are backpacking across Central America, you will hardly be able to avoid riding on a chicken bus. In fact, it will be an essential part of … Read more

The Worst Scams In Cuba

scams in Cuba

Scams in Cuba are common, annoying and pretty much inevitable.  You see, people in Cuba have had to smarten up. When they get an average salary of around $30, no matter their studies and titles and no matter how hard they work, some of them have found ingenious ways to make ends meet, and more … Read more

How To Fight While Traveling

Don't mess with me

Learning how to fight while traveling is an art, and I am about to teach you the secrets to do it properly. “Stop wasting my time! Open the bus and let me check,” I yelled to the bus driver. I was so exasperated that I eventually raised my voice. People around us stopped and held … Read more

San Blas sailing

San Blas, Panama

Having a hell of a time in Panama On the morning of February 8, eager for adventure, Max (my travel partner) and I meet at the bus station in Panama City with Ian, a Canadian who has a sailboat and that will take us to Colombia via the San Blas archipelago. Anyone who knows me, knows … Read more