Travel Planning

How to Master Packing for a Thailand Trip

Thailand's reputation as a backpacker haven is derived from its incredible hospitality, navigable public transportation, cheap food and accommodation, relaxed take on life, and exotic adventures. Luckily, Thailand is just as easy to pack for as it is to explore. With some foresight and restraint, you can prepare efficiently the first time around! Here are… Continue reading How to Master Packing for a Thailand Trip

Travel Planning

Backpack Devil’s Den State Park, AR

West Fork, AR Devil’s Den State Park is within reasonable driving distance from St. Louis, about 6 hours southwest near the Arkansas border. The 15-mile Butterfield Trail loop would be a wonderful trip for a beginning backpacker. The trail is well marked and save for a few dips into or ascents above the wooded valley,… Continue reading Backpack Devil’s Den State Park, AR

Travel Planning

Earn your Kaibab Shuffle

When I used to think of the Grand Canyon, quirky family vacation movies came to mind. The father convinces the family to pile in the RV for a trip across the country, slathered in sunscreen, over-sized hats, and misadventure. The disgruntled teenager is forced to pose for a family photo in front of the Canyon… Continue reading Earn your Kaibab Shuffle