Details of Life on the Road: Street eats, cheap sleeps, budget travel experiences

28 Common Travel Items I Don’t Travel With

This is a follow-up post to my “Long-Term Travel Packing List” post. If you compiled all of the “what to pack” lists from all of the most popular travel blogs and travel websites you’d end up with a very, very long list, and potentially 40KG of belongings. It’s important to pick and choose your belongings carefully. Ask yourself “Am I really going to use this on my travels?” If the answer is no,...

Doors: North India

        Some doors are just as they should be. Doors and their ways. What do you think before opening a door and crossing through a doorway? Nothing? Watching your head? Wondering what’s on the other side? Something superstitious? Often, I view traveling and its benefits as a doorway. A doorway to a fuller, happier life; to open mindedness; to a brighter future; to obtaining knowledge; to new experiences; to...

Music I Listen To When I Travel

My Favorite Travel Music I listen to a lot…. A LOT of music when I travel. Music makes everything better. It’s a universal language. I could insert one hundred quotes here about the power of music, but I won’t – there are too many that capture perfectly why I listen to music. As I’ve said in a previous post, the simplest of acts are enhanced substantially when music is involved. Music...

The Annapurna Diaries: Day 16

  “Today doesn’t really count, neither does yesterday really. The trek has been completed but the journey carries on. I had hoped Jennifer would come to Pokhara. I’m now writing on a bus, waiting to depart Tatopani to Beni, change buses there and then head to Pokhara. This time is neither happy nor sad, although the music entering my left ear (broken right headphone) would indicate sadness....

The Annapurna Diaries: Day 15

“Done. Well done. Yet here I am staying one extra day in Tatopani. I would have had to pack my things and rush if I wanted to leave. Actually, I was indifferent, apathetic towards my destination and doings. I ate, we stayed. I also had no place to be, and I wanted to visit the hot springs. I bought a gift for my sister, ate two breakfasts, then hit the hot springs with Jennifer. Wow, what a beauty. She looked...

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