August 2019 Monthly Recap and Income Report

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! 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 …

Best Way to Learn Turkish for Travelers

Best Way to Learn Turkish Online and On Your Own

One of the many appealing parts of travel, at least for me, is the prospect of learning and using a foreign language. Sometimes it can be a daunting prospect, but I find that even learning the basics of a foreign language can really open up a new travel destination and allow connections with the locals instead of those who work …

Overland Tips: Belize Guatemala Border Crossing

To help fellow overlanders as they pass through Central America, I wanted to publish my notes about the Belize Guatemala Border Crossing (from Benque Viejo Del Carmen, Belize to Melchor de Mencos, Guatemala). This was a pretty quick and easy crossing that we somewhat spontaneously decided to do pretty late in the afternoon, after a few busy weeks trying to …

Street art in Moravia Medellin

The Incredible Transformation of Moravia Medellin (Barrio Transformation Tour)

Medellin is not your typical tourist destination. You don’t come here for the sightseeing or to marvel at centuries-old buildings or plazas that feel like Disneyland. You come to Medellin for the story it tells. A story about resilience, recovery, transformation, and progress: of how it can be home to some of the world’s happiest people in spite of so …

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Free Camping in the USA

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 often be a huge reality check, as paying to stay at a campsite every night on a road trip can eat away at your budget, …

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

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

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 …