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Traveling is my #1 favorite hobby for so many reasons. The Eiffel Tower in Paris, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey in London, Sydney Opera House, The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and The Great Wall of China – just to name a few. Great sights and famous landmarks is a given when traveling. But aside from the legendary attractions, what I love most about traveling and experiencing new places, is living like a local: finding hole-in-the-wall restaurants and bars that aren’t in a travel book. Whether it’s a great cheeseburger with everything on it but the kitchen sink, fantastic ice cream that tastes as if you’re eating a silky-sweet-cloud, or a bar that adds a new exotic beer to their menu every year, the hole-in-the-wall places are what make cities extraordinary.

This is dedicated to the life I live as a quasi-local in whatever city I happen to come across, living frugally, and the local gold mines and other various neighboring activities that I find in specific cities.

Americans Handicapped to Travel

The U.S. does pretty much everything differently than the rest of the world.  Why?  Who knows… but as an American, this makes things a bit more difficult in order to travel outside of the U.S. Below...

Who’s the Best Mosquito Snack?

Throughout my life of traveling, camping, hiking, and living on an island, people have pointed out how they always get bitten by mosquitoes and I am always bite-free.  And this happens even after...

The Best Nachos Are Meatless!

I’m not a vegetarian by any means, but I have to say that the meatless nachos I had in Banff, Canada were to die for! Best-kept secret restaurant in Banff, for sure! It's easy to miss, but you'll...

Random Camping

So we hitchhiked to Kailua-Kona, relaxed for a little bit, walked around all day, and enjoyed the town a lot.  Inevitably, there comes the time of the day where travelers need to think about where...

Praying Mantis Birth

  Do you know how a baby Praying Mantis is born? Neither did I until just recently… While camping on Maui, I noticed a cocoon on my rental car antenna.  I didn’t think much of it until one night...

How to Live Out of Your Car

Whether for financial reasons or just for fun to try something different when traveling, sometimes living out of your car is the planned course of action.  If this is your plan, then my experience of...