Articles written by: Bryan Schatz

Hitchhiking Is the Only Reasonable Form of Transportation. Period.

Hitchhiking Is the Only Reasonable Form of Transportation. Period.

It’s true. You might get picked up by a dude in a van with a knife. Can’t argue the possibility. Odds, however, are another thing. Unfortunately there are no statistics available regarding the number of hitchhikers who’ve had weapons pulled on them, though I’m here to guess that it’s a [...]

The Decadence of Dubai: Now plans to build $1 billion Taj Mahal replica

The Decadence of Dubai: Now plans to build $1 billion Taj Mahal replica

Dubai is already perhaps the most decadently rich-place on earth. With its hand crafted islands shaped like palm trees (and an entire archipelago that creates a map of the world (now sinking), a 7

Hunting With Mongolian Eagles

Hunting With Mongolian Eagles

You know what some badasses around the world do to stay alive? They hunt for animals using other animals. When you travel halfway around the

The Joys of Living Out of Your Backpack

The Joys of Living Out of Your Backpack

As much as I wish it were the case, I’m not currently traveling. I’m sitting in my apartment that has two bedrooms and a whole

Rehab Through Travel: The Long-Distance Hiking Way

Rehab Through Travel: The Long-Distance Hiking Way

So you’re hooked on that sweet Bolivian Marching Powder. Or perhaps it’s Black Tar that calls your name in the night? Maybe it’s something quasi innocent but still consuming, like alcohol, “the drink,” as it were.

The Disappearance of Cyclist Frank G. Lenz

The Disappearance of Cyclist Frank G. Lenz

  In May of 1892, 27-year old Frank G. Lenz quit his day job as abookkeeper and announced his plan to cycle around the world. With the sport in its infancy and an American public thirsty for vicarious adventure, Lenz became an instant national hero. He packed his things, landed [...]

Guide to Train Hopping Like a Hobo

Guide to Train Hopping Like a Hobo

Though the train hopping days have long been considered over with, there are still those who exist on the fringes of society, living out of their bundles and riding the rails. Some are vagabonds and some are travelers who let their minds and bodies wander, they feel the terrible winds [...]

Pacsafe Road Trip Part III: Zion National Park, Utah

Pacsafe Road Trip Part III: Zion National Park, Utah

(One of Pacsafe’s writers, Bryan Schatz, took a roadtrip to the Western United States.  This is part 3 of 4 of his trip) Picking an outdoor destination in Utah is challenging. There’s Grand Staircase-Escalante, Canyonlands, Bryce, Moab, Arches, Monument Valley, Capital Reef… you could get lost forever in any one [...]

Pacsafe Roadtrip Part II: Durango, CO

Pacsafe Roadtrip Part II: Durango, CO

(Pacsafe writer, Bryan Schatz, took a roadtrip out West in Colorado, USA.  This is part 2 of 3 of his trip) Durango itself is a slice of beer-brewing and café-toting bliss, and while many outdoor activities lay within city limits, it’s what surrounds Durango that’s the main attraction. Heading south [...]

Pacsafe Road Trip Part I: Ouray, Colorado

Pacsafe Road Trip Part I: Ouray, Colorado

(One of Pacsafe’s writers, Bryan Schatz, took a roadtrip out West in Colorado.  This is part 1 of a 3 part mini-series of his trip) We’re on a journey across the West in search of pure road trip bliss. We packed up the Suby with a bunch of necessities: hiking [...]