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How to Cook in a Hotel Without a Kitchen

While traveling, sometimes you just want to cook a quick and healthy meal and get on with your day. This guide outlines how to cook in a hotel without a kitchen. I’ll explain exactly what tools and utensils you need to pack to prepare simple, affordable, and most importantly healthy meals while traveling. I also …

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Cold Weather Cycling: 30 Tips for Riding a Bike in the Winter

Most cyclists store their bike for the season when temperatures begin to drop. If you prepare properly, cold weather cycling doesn’t have to be miserable. In fact, the winter season can offer some incredible riding. The air is crisp. Trails are less crowded. The snow also creates a unique and beautiful atmosphere. With the right …

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Tijuana Police Corruption: How to Avoid Paying Bribes

Tijuana police corruption has been a serious problem for decades. It is not uncommon for a Tijuana police officer to stop tourists and demand that they pay a bribe or ‘mordida’ in Spanish. This can happen while you’re driving around town or simply walking down the street. In this guide, I outline Tijuana police corruption …

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Winter Bicycle Touring and Bikepacking Tips

Most bicycle tourists and bikepackers make it their goal to cycle south to a warm destination before winter arrives. If you properly prepare for cold weather, bicycle touring or bikepacking during the winter doesn’t have to be miserable. In fact, winter can offer some excellent cycling. The season is less crowded and the air is …

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Travel With a Laptop: Pros and Cons and How to Pack

While preparing for your next big trip, one of the more difficult decisions you’ll need to make is whether or not you want to travel with a laptop. If you do decide to pack your laptop, how will you protect it from damage and theft? How will you protect your privacy and keep your data …

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Single Speed Vs Geared Bike: Pros and Cons

When choosing a bike, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is whether you want a bike with a single speed or multiple gears. The best bike for your style of riding depends on a number of factors including the type of terrain you ride, the distances you ride, and personal preference. …

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Is Tijuana Safe? Avoiding Common Scams and Crime

With all of the shocking news reports of violent crime in Tijuana over the past decade, many travelers have gotten the idea that the city is too dangerous to visit. This guide answers the question ‘Is Tijuana Safe?’ It outlines all of the crimes and scams that exist in Tijuana and explains some precautions you …

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