The Ultimate Guide to Finding Free Camping in the USA

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Free Camping in the USA

This article may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks!Camping is a fun way to escape from the city and reconnect with nature, and it is also one of the most affordable ways to travel. But even so, the cost of camping, surprisingly, can …

July 2019 Monthly Recap

Time for another monthly recap and blogging income report. This is where I share what’s new in the world of Desk to Dirtbag over the past month and offer a bit of transparency behind the life of a travel blogger. On to this month’s report… Highlights Back in Medellin Last month, June, was a super busy month of travel and …

A Tour of Deliciously Exotic Colombian Fruits

A Tour of Deliciously Exotic Colombian Fruits

Colombia is a land of superlatives and extremes, still full of poverty but so very rich in biodiversity and natural resources. One thing that immediately strikes most travelers on their first trip here is just how many incredible, delicious, colorful, and strange exotic Colombian fruits there are, whether they are sold on the streets, in the markets, or served up …

Why the Medellin Free Walking Tour is the First Thing You Should Do

Why the Medellin Free Walking Tour is the First Thing You Should Do

Medellin, Colombia is skyrocketing in popularity among tourists, expats, and digital nomads… And for good reasons! There are a ton of awesome things to do in Medellin, the city is super affordable, and the weather is pretty great. One of the very first things that I recommend all new visitors to the city do, is to immediately get reservations for …

Mexico Belize Border Crossing Info

Overland Tips: Mexico Belize Border Crossing

In an effort to help fellow overlanders with the sometimes complicated border crossing procedures, I wanted to share my notes and experiences regarding the Mexico Belize border crossing since we were driving to Belize (and beyond) on our Central America road trip. This information pertains to the Chetumal border crossing, although the Mexican town where the border actually lies is …

Is Colombia Safe? The Reality of Safety and Danger in Colombia

Is Colombia Safe? The Reality of Safety and Danger in Colombia

Perhaps one of the most frequent questions I get as a travel writer who has been living in Colombia on and off for more than three years in total is: “is Colombia safe?” It’s a valid question, rooted in the decades of insecurity that Colombia suffered first at the hands of warring political factions and then exacerbated by the drug …

June 2019 Monthly Recap and Income Report

June 2019 Monthly Recap and Income Report

Time for another monthly recap and blogging income report. This is where I share what’s new in the world of Desk to Dirtbag over the past month and offer a bit of transparency behind the life of a travel blogger. On to this month’s report… Highlights Back Home with Friends and Family For the entire month of June, I was …

The Reality About if You Need Travel Insurance for Colombia

The Reality About if You Need Travel Insurance for Colombia

When you are planning on traveling to Colombia, you are probably caught up with bigger questions like: is Colombia safe? Where can you find the best beaches in Colombia? What are the best places to visit in Colombia? Or should you take the infamous Medellin Pablo Escobar tour? What you may not have put much thought into is whether you …