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travelFREAK is an acclaimed adventure travel blog, sharing impactful stories and beautiful photographs from all around the world.

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the World

travelFREAK is an acclaimed adventure travel blog, sharing impactful stories and beautiful photographs from all around the world.

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It's In Your DNA: Why Americans Were Born To Travel

It’s In Your DNA: Why Americans Were Born To Travel

I open my DNA report—and blink. I’m a what? When 23andMe, the DNA testing people, offered to help me investigate my ancestral roots and find out where in the world […]

Road Tripping California's Pacific Coast Highway

Road Tripping California’s Pacific Coast Highway [PART 1]

The sun was just starting to set when I threw $3,000 into the sea. We reached China Rock Vista early evening, and as that golden California light started to fade […]

Rocking Maui Jim Koko Head's at the Golden Gate Bridge

Why Do People Travel? 7 Ways the World Will Change Your Perspective

The problem with traveling is that, once you stop, you’re a better, wiser person. I know—it sounds counterintuitive, but the fact is that you’ll have seen things that many people […]

The inside of a durian is WEIRD.

10 Crazy, Totally Weird, Exotic and Rare Fruits from Around the World

There are some pretty weird, exotic and rare fruits out there in the world. Sometimes you don’t even know a fruit is edible until someone shows you. Sometimes you can’t […]

Adventure Activities in Asheville, NC: Looking Glass Falls

Asheville, North Carolina: Outdoor Adventure Mecca of the United States

Fourteen years ago, when I was looking at colleges, a small school by the name of Warren Wilson caught my eye. With a student body of just 800 people, it […]

The Single Best Way to Learn a Foreign Language

The Single Best Way to Learn a Foreign Language

China was the hardest place I ever traveled to. I also consider my ten-month tenure in China to be one of the most rewarding of my life. Predictably, these two […]

THE TOOLS AND RESOURCES YOU NEED TO TRAVEL THE WORLD

A curated list of more than 50 tools and resources that I use when booking travel—from booking sites to travel insurance to finding jobs abroad.

“Once in a while it hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.”
–Alan Keightley