A Quick Trip to India starting in New Delhi

I am not usually the type to go on tours since I like to take my time places and experience things on my own. But when a 12 day tour to India comes up for about $1000, you take the trip! I have traveled with Worldspree before when I went to China and had an…

Books travel just like people

When I travel I always have an actual book with me and not just a nook or a tablet. When I finish the book I leave it wherever I finished it and I leave my email address in the book with a little note. I have probably left over 50 books around the world and…

Bali. Bali. Bali!

Asia was not part of my plan when I set out on my backpacking journey, but when you receive an invite from some friends from university that live in Beijing and Hong Kong, you have to go. One friend was already in Bali and my other friend and I flew in on the same day….

Gili Islands

Although Bali is an island, there are plenty of other islands to visit within a few hour boat ride. I took a couple of days to visit the Gili Islands and see what all the talk was about. I visited the main island, Gili Trawangan and spent two days just relaxing. I booked a hostel in order…

White water rafting Bali style

I have not been white water rafting since I was in Costa Rica in 2003. They were super crazy there and liked to flip you out of the boat on purpose. When the option to go rafting in Bali presented itself, it seemed like a great idea. We booked through an agency that provided door…

Ubud for the day

Bali. Bali. Bali. Just a small little island and province of Indonesia but so much to do! I have been spending most my time in Sanur but finally decided to take a little day trip to Ubud. My friend has been a great driver and tour guide for me around the island and the drive to…

Let the journey begin!

After two years of thinking about actually leaving and 18 months of pseudo saving, I am finally leaving on my world tour. My goal is to be gone for a year, but we will see where life takes me and what I end up doing. Needless to say, my home is now on my back…

Travel and get paid for it…sort of

I love discovering organizations that allow for volunteer opportunities that are fun and give back to a community. GoEco is an organization that looks for people who are eager to volunteer and see the world. There are assignments from South Africa to Central America specializing in Medical, Conservation, Humanitarian and many others. There are many others…

I get by with a little help from my friends

My world tour will start in April and in order to keep it going for the year without having to pinch pennies, I’m trying to raise a little money. For all you travel fans out there supporting the nomadic lifestyle, each dollar helps me hit another destination to create another interesting blog. Click on the…

Mission Impossible III has nothing on me!

If you have watched Mission Impossible III then you know that Tom Cruise ends up in Shanghai catapulting off buildings and then escaping and running along some canals to save his fiancée. Those canals are actually about an hour outside of Shanghai in a little place called Tongli. Today started with a visit to Suzhou…