Steep Ravine, CA: Tired of comfy hotels with electricity, heat, and indoor plumbing?

Photo of Steep Ravine, Marin County, California

Do you long for the good old days when men were men, times were tough, and building codes were a pipe dream? Then let me tell you about Mount Tamalpais State Park in Marin County, California. More specifically, the Steep Ravine Campground.

A gift for the traveler who has everything, including sinus congestion.

A woman with clogged ears.

Do you have someone on your holiday gift list who suffers from “airplane ear,” a condition where nasal mucus blocks air flow through the eustachian tubes when there’s a pressure imbalance between their middle ear and the air around them?

Who doesn’t, amiright?

The long-awaited answer to: “So how’s your stupid travel advice book coming along?”

Get notified now.

UPDATE 01.27.2020: More delays as the move back to Florida—and the necessary home renovations—took longer than I expected to complete. But I am now back at the MacBook mashing buttons and cleaning up the remaining hacky parts of my book. Fingers crossed it will be done…let’s say something really ambiguous like “soon.”

How to use hotel wifi without instantly getting all your bank accounts hacked.

wifi logo

With wifi now becoming a standard feature at even the crappiest of hotel chains (finally), it’s very important to know how to keep you and your passwords safe while surfing the Interwebs on these unsecured public networks.

Travel watches (How long have we been parked on this @#$!%!! tarmac?)

My top travel watches.

Traveling today can kill hours of your life that you’ll never get back. And what better way to spike your blood pressure than by knowing exactly how much of your life is slipping through your fingers right down to the second. And that’s why they invented watches. Here are some of my favorites.

How to navigate foreign cities without annoying the foreigners who live there.

Citymapper App

Let’s face it, foreigners are different and scary — they act weird, they watch unfamiliar TV networks, and they speak those funny, consonant-heavy languages. How are you supposed to deal with all that noise? Well, thanks to a great new travel app, you don’t ever have to.

Seattle: It’s not always rainy, miserable, and bleak (or so they tell me).

Seattle is famous for its horrible, hue-forsaken weather. So it’s no surprise that I don’t live there and never will. Living in Seattle is insane and, if you already do, you should seriously have your head examined because there are far better places to waste the short time you have on this planet.

Like to travel? Here’s why you’re better than other people.

Photo of the Great Pyramids in Egypt

Many Americans believe that — since they live in “the world’s greatest country” — there’s no point in going abroad other than to ignorantly belittle and/or offend foreign cultures. But what if experiencing the world at large served your own craven self-interest? Here’s 15 reasons why it might.

The truth behind turning off electronic devices before takeoff.

For years, you’ve probably been puzzling over the most mysterious question of the ages: “Why do airline passengers have to turn off our electronic devices before take-off?” Will it really crash the plane? Well now, finally, there’s a good answer. Or three.