Backpacker Stereotypes VII: The Blogger

The Blogger. Most often heard saying something along these lines: “Wow. That was the coolest waterfall I have ever seen! I have to get back to the hostel to blog about it”. And yes, I am completely aware of the irony as I type this.

Backpacker Stereotypes VI : The Couple

We get it. You are in love. But try to stop being so damn cute, because it’s making the rest of us nauseous.

Backpacker Stereotypes Part V: That Creepy Old Guy

Mixed dorm rooms are always a wild card, and although usually a safe bet, there is always the rare occasion that you will find yourself on the short end of the stick. Consequently, some of you have been unlucky enough to find yourself sharing a dorm with “That Creepy Old Guy”. You have all met […]

Backpacker Stereotypes Part IV:The Walking REI Ad

Friends, meet The Walking REI Ad The polar opposite of the Christopher McCandless Wannabe, and consequently, usually a member of the The Itinerary Junkie species, this type of traveler is always prepared. He or she likes to think of themselves as the MacGyver of Travels, an Inspector Gadget if you will. You can easily spot one […]

Backpacker Stereotypes Part III: The Itinerary Junkie

Backpacker Stereotypes. As transient visitors, and consequently checking in and out of hostels constantly, any backpacker can tell you the chances to observe people are endless. Hostels truly are one of the best environments for people watching, and with a trenchant eye, it makes for an amusing sociology experiment. I have encountered many types of […]

Backpacker Stereotypes Part II- Let Me Guess, Your Boyfriend/Girlfriend Cheated On You?!

You see this lad or lassie, at first, sitting alone. They are easily approachable, as well as eager to approach. I love these cats. They are some of the most entertaining, and consequently some of the biggest lushes. However, they are capricious creatures with more mood swings than Van Gogh, due to the recent tragedy […]

Travelers’ Limbo

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars […]

Everytime Someone Quits Their Corporate Job to Travel the World, a Fairy Gets Its Wings.

Refuse to be one of those cliches who look back at life with regret. In the end, you only have yourself to blame. The oppurtunities exist, you just have to prioritize. There is ample time to root yourself when older. Join us in the magical world of Travelers’ Limbo.

Remember That Time I was Detained at the Border?

So we rode the magical party bus once more for another trip to El Salvador. But this time, we had a few problemas at the border. Evidently, my employer uses fake stamps in our passports in order to renew our allowed 90 days in Honduras. Funny thing, the officials at the El Salvador border weren’t too […]