Articles written by: Patrick Hutchison

6 Tips for Writing for In-Flight Magazines

6 Tips for Writing for In-Flight Magazines

In-flight magazines are one of the most underrated publication sectors in the industry. While most people cast them as inane, repetitive drivel, some in-flights do great work and surprise passengers who give them a chance. If you’re looking for a new place to focus your budding writing career, in-flights might [...]

Trail Ready Cocktails

Trail Ready Cocktails

Some people don’t understand that hammockers are not just lazy , work avoiding low lifes, swaying in the breeze with a cocktail, a sunset and a beach. The truth is that we’re a hardworking, active group of adventurers, climbing mountains, fording rivers, exploring new environments, with just our hammocks and [...]

Traveling Off-Season

Traveling Off-Season

Ah, the off-season. Time to re-cooperate, repair and plan. Or is it? The height of tourist season has its advantages, but also its drawbacks.

Things to Consider When Choosing a Hostel

Things to Consider When Choosing a Hostel

Ah hostels, the hit-or-miss dormitory/prison/horror film setting enjoyed by countless youth every year in Europe and beyond. Hostels are defined as group accommodations, where strangers occupy the same multi-bed rooms and share community bathrooms and kitchens. Every backpacker has a good hostel memory and a bad hostel memory. It’s part [...]

Making Friends with Benefits While Traveling

Making Friends with Benefits While Traveling

Making friends with locals when traveling can create lifelong friendships that you will forever cherish. More importantly, friendships with natives can score you free lodging, food and the best tour guide money can’t buy. If your intentions are good, you can encourage these sorts of friendships everywhere you go, as [...]

Space Tourism Companies You Need to Know About

Space Tourism Companies You Need to Know About

We’re sending you to a place far away, to a place without TripAdvisor ratings, without souvenirs, and without happy hours. In this place, you don’t have to worry about rain, because rain doesn’t exist there, because clouds don’t exist. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean you can tan, because going outside, even [...]

6 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Easter Island

6 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Easter Island

When I was younger, I was under the impression that Easter Island is where the famous bunny lived and that he, or she, I never really thought to ask, would run around coloring eggs and collecting candy. As it turns out, this is slightly less than accurate. Though I know [...]

Best Methods for Cultural Immersion

Best Methods for Cultural Immersion

The amount of places in the world that are truly unexplored is rapidly decreasing. What’s worse is that most places are completely globalized, washed clean of too many unique features, customs and ideas. Nothing is more frustrating than traveling to the other side of the world with your Ultimatesafe to [...]

How to Make People at Home Jealous While Traveling

How to Make People at Home Jealous While Traveling

While you’re off adventuring, it’s important to keep in contact with loved ones back home. You want to assure them that you’re safe and having a good time. But, more importantly, you want to make them as jealous as possible. To accomplish this in the best way, consider how your [...]

What Your Bag Identification Says About You

What Your Bag Identification Says About You

Stand by the baggage claim at any major airport and you can watch a magical parade of black, rolling suitcases, slowly cruising by under the nervous eyes of dozens of weary travelers. Interspersed among the suitcases are identical backpacks, stuffed to absolute capacity by excited young persons looking to explore [...]