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Hello! Thanks for visiting! This site is here to document my travels as I backpack across the world. My journey, as far as I can predict, puts me back in Europe in July 2018 to participate in a unique race, beginning in the UK, across 10,000 miles, in to Mongolia. Known only to a small audience of vagabonds and adventurists across the world, The Mongol Rally appears to be a true adventure. There are few rules, little guidance, and no support as you look to navigate to the end zone in your beater of a car. Stopping frequently along the way, because you broke down again, or to indulge whatever desires and bad decisions your impulses lead you to. Assuming I make it through the rally with no dismemberment or tragedy, I’ll be working my way down from Northern Mongolia in to Asia for the foreseeable future, hoping to catch my breath, and relax a bit. That’s 2018 in a nutshell. Find me on whatever various social media you prefer! I hope you’ll find this site to offer some invaluable travel tips, unique perspectives, and entertainment.

– Nick

You can fail at what you don’t wan’t. So you might as well take a chance on doing something you love.  – Jim Carrey

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What do you do when you're not able to travel for long periods of time? How do you still that yearning for adventure, that voice those of us with the travel bug hear so very often?
What to say about The Maldives...It was not easy to find travel information for this country. Apart from the resorts packed with honeymooners, travel is a fairly new concept. I had a lot of uncertainty going in to this trip, but sometimes all you can do is just go for it. So I did...
I spent only four days in Tokyo, Japan. It was a spur of the moment decision, so I had little time to research anything about this amazing country. What have I got to say about my short stint in the land of the rising sun? Well for starters, I fell in love almost instantaneously after arriving. It's a very easy country to fall in love with. Anyways, here's my first impression...
A small, beautiful deserted island with a (now iconic) crescent beach with brilliant turquoise water nestled in a near 360 degree set of limestone cliffs. No wonder this was the set used in cult classic film "The Beach." Not only is it incredibly beautiful and serene as it's portrayed in the book, and in the movie, but it also actually is home to the glow in the dark plankton. These bioluminescent creatures light up the sea when they are disturbed, making the already picturesque setting feel like a fantasy land.
Widely known as the location where cult classic film "The Beach," starring Leonardo Dicaprio, was filmed. Ko Phi Phi is the land of buckets and babes. Being a small island, the layout is very condensed and homely, an attribute I grew to be quite fond of. The locals are friendly, the girls are beautiful, the nights are exciting, and the scenery is great. Ko Phi Phi has everything you could need within close range. It's not only parties though, so if you aren't a big drinker, there's still reasons to make the trip.
Krabi was a highlight in the pages of my trip to Thailand. The area in the town center has everything you would expect of a smaller city in Thailand. Its got great street food, night bazaars, temples, etc. The one part of it that won me over completely was Railay. A treasure trove full of beauty just 15 minutes away. 
Regular parties just don't feel the same after attending Koh Pha Ngan's world famous Full Moon Party. The party on the beach that will out do any other party, any day, and sometimes every day, of the week. Koh Pha Ngan welcomes thousands of people every month hoping to have the time of their life at a Full Moon Party.
A 13 hour overnight train ride, an ancient city, and Bangkok; all in one day. I didn't know what to expect once I booked our sleeper train to the ancient royal city of Ayutthaya. Destroyed by The Burmese War in the late 1700s, much of it consists of ruins. The temples and history are plentiful and rich. Coming from here to the bustling city of Bangkok was quite a shock at first, but we grew accustomed to it quite fast. After all, you don't have much of a choice! I'll break down our journey, Ayutthaya, and the little part of Bangkok we experienced.
How exciting would it be to ride an elephant!? I was ecstatic when I started planning out this part of my time in Thailand. While looking up the best place to do this I found that there is no best place.