Fearless Travel – Part II in a Series

Fearless Travel – Part II in a Series

Read 8 more real life scariest travel moments + advice for your own fearless travel. This is Part II of a 2-part series.  Scary Travel Part I – Accommodation; flying; wilderness Scary Travel Part II – Passports; scary people; nature; anxiety disorder...
Myanmar Visit: Solo 5-Weeks

Myanmar Visit: Solo 5-Weeks

Introduction I traveled Myanmar solo and off the beaten path for 5 weeks, visiting many places where there were few or no other foreigners, even in and around major cities. I felt totally safe at all times as a tourist. Myanmar became my favorite place to visit, based...
Travel in Myanmar with Kids – Activities, Part II

Travel in Myanmar with Kids – Activities, Part II

As a non-parent, I encourage all my readers to consider traveling to Myanmar with your children now or when they’re a little older. There are plenty of activities for kids in Myanmar, and due to the friendly culture it would be easy for your kids to meet local...
Visiting Mindat, Myanmar Off The Beaten Path

Visiting Mindat, Myanmar Off The Beaten Path

Mindat, Myanmar is located in the Chin State in western Myanmar. The region was opened to independent tourists in approximately January 2016 and I visited in May. Generally, tourists arrive on a tour, stay a day or two, and move on. Arriving is a little tricky by bus,...
Horse Meat for Gobi Desert – Mongolia

Horse Meat for Gobi Desert – Mongolia

Off we go to the market for horse meat, vegetables, and supplies for our trip to Gobi! The three of us, my driver Dasha, his 16-year-old daughter, Binderya, and I walk from the apartment complex where I’m staying with Dasha’s dad. We cross the busy 4-lane...

Some Favorite Blogs

There are a number of blogs and websites I simply love for the adventure, writing style, humor, photography, and information exchange. Here are some of them, which I hope you enjoy as much as I have. If you would like to scour my massive listing of travel blogs by...

Submit Here – Travel Blogs

Submit here to have your travel blog listed! It’s free! To have your Travel Blog added, please submit using the form at the bottom of this page. I suggest using pencil and paper to list your categories, so you don’t need to scroll up and down too...
Start Here

Start Here

Join me for travel photography and culture from around the world. At some point in my travels, there’s always a long bus ride (or car ride or flight or train ride), which is where this websites name originates from. Using the Search Tool To find everything on a...

Anyone Can Travel Affordably Around the World

I’m often asked how I travel affordably for extended periods on a small budget in high school, university, and as a working professional. I bring down the cost of my travel primarily in accommodation, which can add up quickly since I prefer a private room, air...

Youth Travel During High School

Travel abroad for people in the 15-19 year old range and who have not entered college or university is often referred to as ‘youth travel’. It offers an amazing experience for a person in high school or recent graduate.   Independent Versus Group Travel...

Travel Tip Galore

Safety, Packing, Getting Off the Beaten Path… and Lots More in this Travel Tip Galore Travel Tip #1 – Safety First! Trust & Safety Among friends and family, travelers are at times considered adventurous, brave, or crazy. After much analysis of these...
Mongolia – A Fantastic Solo Month

Mongolia – A Fantastic Solo Month

I’ve visited enough countries to know my preferences, and a month Mongolia is at the top of my list of best trips. The people are incredibly friendly, the culture is fascinating, and the vast and sparsely populated green and golden landscapes of central Mongolia...

About Jess

Hello! In this blog you’ll find real life travel, culture, and photography– the good, the bad, the frustrating, and the amazing. I’ll show you what I find fascinating, from million dollar views in countries where people struggle to ensure sufficient...