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How to Visit Sossusvlei, Namibia Independently and on a Budget

Remotely located in the Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei is known for its spectacular orange sand dunes and ancient clay pans. This is one of those places that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Looking out over the dunes, you feel like you’re on another planet. In this guide, I explain, step-by-step, how to visit Sossusvlei …

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How to Travel Between Belize City and Cancun By Bus

In this guide, I explain, step-by-step, how to travel between Belize City and Cancun overland by bus. This is an easy trip to make. The service is direct. There is no need to changes buses along the way. How to Buy Tickets Tickets can be purchased at the bus station on the day of travel. …

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How to Visit Hierve el Agua from Oaxaca City

A visit to Hierve el Agua makes for an excellent day trip from Oaxaca City. The site features beautiful naturally occurring rock structures, a swimming pool, and stunning views of the surrounding hills. Several kilometers of hiking trails wind their way through the area. In this guide, I explain, step-by-step, how to visit Hierve el …

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How to Visit St. Petersburg, Russia Visa Free for 72 Hours by Ferry

For many nationalities, obtaining a Russian visa is both time-consuming and expensive. I really wanted to visit but just couldn’t justify spending hundreds of dollars on a visa. This guide explains step-by-step, how to visit St. Petersburg visa free for 72 hours by ferry. I will also list the best things to do in the …

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How to Buy and Ride a Motorcycle Through Vietnam

Buying and riding a motorcycle the length of Vietnam has become a bit of a backpacker tradition. I designed the following step-by-step guide to help you plan your own ride through Vietnam. I will talk about the route, buying a bike, safety, costs, and more. I’ll wrap up by talking about my experience making this …

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How to Travel From Kigali, Rwanda to Arusha or Dar es Salaam, Tanzania by Bus

In this guide I will explain, step-by-step, how to travel from Kigali, Rwanda to Arusha or Dar es Salaam, Tanzania by bus. The journey is pretty straightforward though it is long and exhausting. This service just recently started operating. Before, the only way to travel between Rwanda and Tanzania would be a series of buses …

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How to Travel by Train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo or Harare, Zimbabwe

This guide explains, step-by-step, how to travel from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo or Harare by train. This overnight ride is comfortable and easy to make. I highly recommend it if you have the opportunity. If you are traveling between Victoria Falls and Harare, you will have to stop in Bulawayo to change trains. There is …

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How to Travel between Windhoek, Namibia and Cape Town, South Africa by Bus

Traveling between Windhoek, Namibia and Cape Town, South Africa by bus is pretty straightforward. One bus takes you all the way. No transfers are required. This journey is easy and stress-free, but long. This guide outlines the trip step-by-step. I talk about ticket pricing, station locations, the border crossing procedure when entering South Africa, luggage, …

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My Experience Buying a $150 Motorcycle and Riding Through Vietnam

To read my step-by-step guide to making this trip yourself, check out my article: How to Buy and Ride a Motorcycle Through Vietnam When I first arrived in Vietnam, I didn’t even know buying a motorcycle and riding through the country was an option. At the very least, I thought it would be too expensive. …

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