From Fitness Trainer to Making Over $100,000 a Year – My 6 Tips To Succeed At Anything

I graduated from college in 2010 with a degree in Exercise Physiology. If you don’t know what that is, think glorified personal trainer if you don’t carry on to medical school or physical therapy school (I didn’t do either). The economy sucked, and the last thing people wanted to do was spend money when they were losing it, especially on luxury services like personal trainers. That being the case, I decided I didn’t want to be a personal trainer for the rest of my life either nor be a slave at some new job outside my area of study to prove to someone…

High as a Kite and Glowing Sands: My 48 Hour “Stayover” in Dubai!

In recent years, almost every itinerary between Europe and Asia will stop somewhere in the Middle East,  either in Doha (Qatar), Muscat (Oman), Abu Dhabi, or Dubai (both in the UAE). This stable, well-to-do enclave of cities/countries on the eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula has capitalized on its geographic location more than once. First for the previously thought to be endless oil reserves, and now for being right smack between Europe and Asia and the perfect place for planes to refuel and break up long-haul trips. I can’t count how many times I’ve stopped in this part of the Middle East on my way to Asia.…

15 of The Best Cities in The World from Full-Time Vagabonds!

Have you ever been to a new city and instantly felt some sort of indescribable connection? Walked down a quaint street as you saw apartments with signs for rent and began to imagine yourself chilling on the stoop having a cold one with your awesome neighbors? Caught a smile from the opposite sex (or same) and thought, wow, I could actually live here! While the thought of putting down permanent roots somewhere is still a horrifying notion for many of us below, it’s nice to “pretend” once in a while, so without further ado,  here is a selection of 15 of the best…

Mexico’s Almost Best Kept Secret – Isla Holbox!

sunset bar in Holbox, Mexico

There aren’t many places in the world these days that can be dubbed veritable paradises, but, I’ve just been to one, Isla Holbox (pronounced Hole-Bosh). Ever since the creation of Cancun in the 1970s by the Mexican Government and some hoteliers, the Mayan Riviera has exploded with tourism, now stretching more than 80 miles (130 km) south to the picturesque Mayan Ruins of Tulum (which has become a small city itself after a major boon in foreign/local investment). While places like Playa Del Carmen (fastest growing city in North America) allure vacation goers looking for more of an “adventurous” vacation…

The Kingdom Tower: The soon-to-be tallest building in the world!

At present, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world, soaring over 2,700 feet into the sky in Dubai. However, there are developers in Saudi Arabia that are attempting to dethrone the Emiratis by building an even higher tower. Known as the Kingdom Tower, it is a project that has attracted a lot of attention and notoriety from experts around the world. Until now, you may have not heard of this structure; below, we will fill you in on all the details surrounding this ambitious project. The essential info With the ground being broken on this massive skyscraper…

Taking A Couple Pieces from Tani Mens Wear For A Spin

This past month I had the chance to try out some premium men’s lounge wear from Tani USA. Tani produces very hiqh-quality Men’s underwear and lounge wear and are based in Brooklyn, NYC. Tani describes their design process as the following, “Our prevailing aesthetic is pure. There are no hidden pouches, panels or gimmicks. Design is streamlined, classic with a nod to modernity. We want the first thing you put on in the morning to be comfortable, uncomplicated and complementary.” I’d have to agree. I tried a pair of the Grey French Terry Lounge Pants and a Black Silkcut Vneck Undershirt.…

My List of The Most Underrated and Overrated Travel Destinations in The World

In the seemingly endless sea of online content promoting certain destinations, sponsored or not, it gets to be quite cumbersome to sort through it all and decide what places are actually going to be better than your expectations, and some that will most certainly, not live up to them. As a travel blogger, I find it my duty to not only share which places I think are amazing to visit, but also the ones that you should probably drop to the bottom of your bucket list. Here is my list of the most underrated travel destinations in the world and the most…

Ridin’ Dirty in The Yucatan with Matt Karsten from The Expert Vagabond!

Last week I got to do one of my favorite things in the world, climb onto a motorcycle and cruise around for an entire day. I linked up with Matt Karsten from Expert Vagabond.com and Evelina from Earth Wanderess.com and we rented some pretty bad ass Harleys just south of Playa Del Carmen, Mexico with plans to ride down to the beautiful Mayan Ruins of Coba. We started our journey at Harley Adventures where the owner Eikka suited us up with our bikes and helped fill us in on our planned route. I was on a Sporster Iron 883, one of my favorite bikes…

Where was this contest when I graduated college?! The AXA Great Global Adventure

When I graduated college in 2010, job prospects were bleak. My dreams of round-the-world travel seemed even farther away than landing a decent job that interested me. I had to get creative in the way that I made a living and still have the time to build my business up to where it was viable enough for me to actually put food in my mouth. Fast-forward 5 years and I’m finally on my own and a true, “Digital Nomad.” But AXA, one of the largest international insurance and asset management companies in the world has created one of the coolest…

Getting Over My Fear of Heights – Skydiving in Playa Del Carmen! (video)

me going skydiving in playa del carmen

If you read my last post about my Via Farrata experience in Hidalgo, Mexico, you’ll know I’m a big time pu*** when it comes to heights. I don’t know why, I’m not really scared of anything else. Riding motorcycles at 100 mph, mountain biking down rugged trails with 3 foot drop offs, etc., nothing else really fazes me, but heights? Lights out. After thinking of alternative ways that I could get over my fear of heights without shelling out for a psychiatrist, I decided, I should probably just stare the devil in the face, and what better way to get over my fear…

The Mexican Motorcycle Diaries Part 2 – Beautiful Hidalgo

On the second full day of my motorcycle road trip in Mexico, I was still in beautiful Hidalgo state and lucky enough to have continued amazing weather after almost a month of overcast skies in Mexico City (it’s only about an hour and a half away). After a delicious traditional breakfast in the town center of colonial Huasca of quesadillas de hongos (some sort of fungus), we were off to our first activity with HGO Adventures, just outside the small town of Mineral del Chico. I’ve actually been having trouble getting myself to write about the following, as I’m embarrassed about how major of a…

3 of the most interesting ghost towns in the world

There are countless destinations on this planet that compete for our attention as travelers, but few match the morbid appeal of a ghost town. From outposts in the wilderness, to hedonistic paradises that have been taken from us by nation states that love to play geopolitical games with each other, the stories of their golden days are as equally compelling as their ultimate downfall. We’ve covered the most isolated tribes in the world as well as places in the world probably never knew existed, so now it’s time for the most interesting ghost towns in the world!   1) Pyramiden, Russia Situated in…

Men’s Style Tips for Fall 2015

The chill days of autumn are here across most of America (except in most of Florida and in Hawaii, who you can cast an envious gaze towards … it’s OK, they’re used to it by now), and with it comes the need to don warmer clothes. Your cool weather wardrobe may be getting a bit dated after a few seasons of little change to your rotation, so if you are looking to update your look, the following men’s style tips for fall 2015 will have you outclassing your peers on campus, at the club, and at Thanksgiving dinner. Let’s get…

The Mexican Motorcycle Diaries Part 1 – My Solo Week-long Harley Road Trip!

If you haven’t noticed yet, I love Mexico. It’s one of the only places in the world I truly feel a connection with beyond the visual. From its food, to the amazing people to the almost unfathomable variability of landscapes and unique things to experience, Mexico is an unparalleled country in my opinion (and I get around…in a good way?) So after spending the last couple of months primarily based in Mexico City, I started to get the itch for a road trip, and on my favorite mode of transportation, motorcycle! When I first told people like my mom, friends, etc.,…

A Weekend in One of the Nicest Towns in Mexico: Taxco!

After spending almost an entire month in Mexico City, I decided it was time for a little “weekend getaway” action. So, I did a little research, sent out a few emails, and was lucky enough to work out a collaboration with the very helpful Tourism Board of Taxco to make a visit a reality. Believe it or not, the bus system and overland travel in Mexico is very easy, convenient, safe, and cheap. I opted for an Executive bus because it was at the exact time I wanted to leave, but the first class bus options are almost the same level of comfort and…

Getting High: Tips on Exercising at Altitude!

By Fitness/Wellness Contributor, Josh Cantor Traveling to high altitudes is always something interesting, especially for a South Florida boy like myself. Unfortunately, there are multiple issues to consider that accompany a change in altitude stemming from a decreased concentration of oxygen in the air. This obviously affects a person’s ability to be active, but can bring about serious symptoms such as altitude sickness (nausea, lethargy, feeling uncoordinated) and in severe cases, can even lead to fainting. I wanted to shed some light on how this happens and provide some tips on how to avoid issues when exercising at altitude on your next trip. It is…

Horses, ATVs and Tequila, Oh My! Going All Out in Guanajuato!

Before you think I’m a degenerate, renegade drunk, I only called this post what I did so that you would click. So, now that you’re here, mind as well stick around, right? While I did experience all of the things mentioned in the title, don’t worry, they weren’t all performed simultaneously! This post is a follow up to the one I did about the amazing state of Guanajuato in Mexico. While the first post was more of a feature about the actual city of Guanajuato, this post serves more to showcase all of the awesome adventure activities and experiences we got…

Mexico Beyond The Beaches: Gorgeous Guanajuato!

This past week, I had the pleasure of experiencing Mexico in a unique way – teamed up with the tourism board and a motley crew of travel professionals, tour providers and fellow media with the goal of showing the “adventurous” side of Mexico (yea, I’m not talking about running through Juarez naked with a sign saying “DEA”). The specific trip I chose was to the amazing state of Guanajuato in central Mexico, about 4 hours north of Mexico City. We then headed down to the southern state of Chiapas to take part in the annual ATMEX Adventure Travel conference. Guanajuato offers the…

4 Places in The World You Probably Never Knew Existed!

In a time where you can be anywhere in the world in 24 hours or less, there aren’t many places people haven’t at least heard mentioned. Well yea, sure, there are plenty, but what about places right smack in the middle of Europe or North America? Not so much. Here are 4 places in the world that you’ll probably go, “really?” to at least one or two of them. Enjoy! 1. Saint-Pierre and Miquelon Did you know there’s a little piece of France located just 25 miles off the coast of Labrador, Canada? Well, guess what, there is! And we’re not…

Exploring the Airport Graveyard in Bangkok!

When I was in Bangkok these past couple of months, I was looking for something interesting to check out after the wats (temples) were exhausted and I couldn’t sing anymore Karaoke. My buddy Ian Ord from WhereSidewalksEnd.com told me about something pretty cool I should go see, an airplane graveyard way out in the eastern part of the city. It didn’t take me long to decide it was something I’d definitely be interested in checking out as I’ve done quite a bit of urban exploring and enjoy rummaging through abandoned buildings. He told me where to go, and I was…

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