Articles written by: Chad Dionigi

The Secret Alleyways of San Francisco’s China Town

The Secret Alleyways of San Francisco’s China Town

I’ve been to China and I’ve been to many a Chinatown while in the U.S, but none of them were as impressive as the one in San Francisco. This rather large area of the beautiful bay city is centered on Grant Avenue and Stockton Street. It’s the largest population of [...]

Halong Bay, Vietnam: Where mystical dragons should live

Halong Bay, Vietnam: Where mystical dragons should live

Have you ever been sitting on your couch watching a film like The Last Dragon and wondering if dragons really ever existed? Well then, have you ever heard of Halong Bay? This place looks like it could be home to dragons to this day. This magnificent bay has all the [...]

Thanukkah: When Two Holidays Collide

Thanukkah: When Two Holidays Collide

Why is this happening? Who is pissed off about it? Who is happy? What kinds of foods will we eat? Can I buy a Turkey-shaped Menorah online? These two holidays combined create a lot of questions, but the fact is, it’s the first time since the year 1888 that Thanukkah has occurred. [...]

6 Amazing Trips That Give Back

6 Amazing Trips That Give Back

Anyone can take a vacation, but not everybody can say they took a trip that changed the lives of others and their own. Giving back while on vacation is a more popular, frugal and amazing experience than you would think. There are hundreds of organizations and volunteer groups around the [...]

Countries Taking Back their Culture: A look at Vang Vieng, Laos

Countries Taking Back their Culture: A look at Vang Vieng, Laos

Whiskey buckets, mushroom shakes, and free shot: all enjoyed while on tubes going down a river! Vang Vieng was a tourism saturated village in Laos, located in the Vientiane Province, about a sickening four hour mini-bus ride north of the capital. The town lies near the Nam Song River with [...]

The Worlds Most Unique Coffee Shops

The Worlds Most Unique Coffee Shops

Sometimes you awake seemingly tired in the morning thinking nothing but “coffee, coffee, coffee,” and all you care about is ingesting some of the dark beverage. But what about those leisurely times spent sitting in a coffee shop reading a book, getting some computer work done, or chatting with an [...]

The Famous Zion National Park: Top 6 Hiking Trails

The Famous Zion National Park: Top 6 Hiking Trails

Zion National Park is a beautiful network of forest covered mesas, ocean-like deserts, sky-scraping canyons, and over 90 miles of hiking trails. An incredible 84% of the park is preserved as wilderness. It’s located in Southwestern Utah and has some of the best day hikes in the region.  Here is [...]

The 7 Best Mountain Biking Trails in Colorado and Utah

The 7 Best Mountain Biking Trails in Colorado and Utah

From the big mountain trails in Colorado to the flowing slickrock trails in Utah, this area of the US is known for its top-notch bike trails. While there are hundreds to try, here is a list of the Top 7 Best Mountain Biking Trails. Doctor’s Park (Crested Butte, CO) This [...]

10 Tricks to Budgeting Your Trip to Thailand

10 Tricks to Budgeting Your Trip to Thailand

Bangkok is the bustling hub for basically the whole continent of Asia. Here, every flavor of traveler can be seen rushing to business meetings, sitting on a tour boats in putrid, city water, or watching it all wiz by on the side of the road with a huge pack. This [...]

A Festival in the Clouds: Alma, Colorado

A Festival in the Clouds: Alma, Colorado

There is something in the water around little mountain towns; it just seems to make everyone super friendly. Last weekend I was in such a town called Alma, Colorado. I don’t think I was in the town and out of the car for more than 30 seconds before I felt [...]