Man leaning on multi-colored wall outside of Mercado Medellin in Mexico City. Markets provide an easy way to reduce your cost of living by buying local food.

The Cost of Living in Mexico City-My Budget and Recommendations

Mexico City offers more affordable living than its North American neighbors in almost every single aspect of daily life. Rent is much cheaper. Food, for the most part, is less expensive. Services are a lot less expensive (transportation, most types manual labor, medical visits). At the same time, the city provides close to the same Read more about The Cost of Living in Mexico City-My Budget and Recommendations[…]

Store front covered in bright colored advertisements under Chapultepec bridge Mexico City

Birds Schmirds, I’m Going Down South Without a Flock

Yesterday I arrived in Mexico City with no set return date. Well, according to my return ticket it was February fifth, but that has since been canceled and was more of a safeguard should American Airlines have asked questions. They did not ask questions. Criteria This marks my first time south of the boarder. I Read more about Birds Schmirds, I’m Going Down South Without a Flock[…]

How I (Almost) Got Scammed in Bangkok

Google Bangkok and you will likely find touristy things to do, monuments to visit and most definitely Pad Thai recommendations. But, scratch the surface a little further and you may uncover a whole slew of scams that takes many tourists for a ride (literally)! It’s my first day in Bangkok and I’m traveling with the usual Read more about How I (Almost) Got Scammed in Bangkok[…]

Canoes sitting together on a blue-green river in Vietnam.

How I Paid for My Ticket to Vietnam- Finance Made Easy

Finance is all about balance The end of April will come to mark my third trans-Pacific trip for Asian exploration. Instead of discussing the destination of Vietnam as a collection of descriptions about the food, history, culture or even country itself, I’ll focus on the how. How I afforded Vietnam and how you can finance Read more about How I Paid for My Ticket to Vietnam- Finance Made Easy[…]

Original Index of Airbnb’s Most Hospitable Cities, Explained

Superhost to the rescue! That’s the Airbnb designation of an extraordinary host. They know better than anyone that bad reviews can kill you. From my experience in booking an Airbnb (or hotel or any other accommodation) one of the things at the top of my checklist is a highly-rated experience from previous stays. If given Read more about Original Index of Airbnb’s Most Hospitable Cities, Explained[…]

The Force is Strong With This One (Dollar): Top 3 Destinations to Spend Your Buck

Imagine the US dollar has been lifting weights over the past 10 years, wearing an oversize hoodie and sweatpants. Today, the dollar rips off its shirt, heads to the beach and reveals its 6-pack abs and all around muscular physique! Yeah, that’s the dollar I want to travel with, too. Historic gains have been ripping through the Read more about The Force is Strong With This One (Dollar): Top 3 Destinations to Spend Your Buck[…]

Blue and white street sign displaying walking distances to destinations on the corner of a Shanghai street.

How to Visit China Without a Visa and Save $150

How do I visit China without a visa? Luckily for you, I have the answer. Unfortunately for my past self, I suffered a lot of unnecessary stress before figuring it out. Visiting China without a visa is 100% possible to do, but a little misleading. You can indeed visit China without a visa in-hand before Read more about How to Visit China Without a Visa and Save $150[…]