Articles written by: Patrick Hutchison

5 Reasons to Go – Mexico City

5 Reasons to Go – Mexico City

  Mexico, known to many Americans as “more exciting than Canada”. Just across our border is a wonderland of travel opportunities and yet when most travelers think of their ideal international destinations, their minds turn to lands in Europe, Asia, Africa and the furthest reaches of South America. There is [...]

Tips for Sleeping in Small Cars

Tips for Sleeping in Small Cars

There are plenty of circumstances which may land you sleeping in the car: a full campground, fear of large, powerful animals or a forgotten tent. Or, perhaps you remembered the tent but your friend, who is inside, is suffering from terrible gas resulting from some well intended but poorly executed [...]

HDR Photography Basics

HDR Photography Basics

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range and refers to a specific type of photography which combines several exposures of a single image, blended together to make one final picture. HDR is primarily used in situations where the camera is unable to capture the full range of light present in the [...]

How to Brag About Your Travels

How to Brag About Your Travels

  Travel is a humbling experience. It shows you how big the world is and how relatively insignificant both you and your problems truly are. When you’re out there, at the mercy of fate, you accept that you aren’t in control. But when you return, you should take those awesome [...]

Traveling by Cargo Ship

Traveling by Cargo Ship

  Cargo ship travel was long ago filed as one of the most romantic forms of seeing the world, joined by hitchhiking and tramping along boxcars. Today, most people have written off cargo ships as a mode of transportation, but they are still very viable for those who want a [...]

When Traveling, Avoid These Monsters

When Traveling, Avoid These Monsters

Hunting down monsters is as good a reason to travel as any other. Luckily, myths and legends place the world’s scariest creatures in some of the most scenic places on earth. In other words, search for a monster and you’ll find beauty all around. Chupacabra Its name translates to “goat [...]

Mac and Cheese for the Travel-Hungry

Mac and Cheese for the Travel-Hungry

  Just because you can’t afford to go to Europe, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of the refined flavors of its variety of cuisines. And just because you also can’t afford to go to European themed restaurants doesn’t mean you can’t have those tastes close to home. For the [...]

How to Do Laundry in a Hotel Sink

How to Do Laundry in a Hotel Sink

    You’ve been traveling for 2 weeks and though you only packed enough outfits for 3 days, you have somehow gotten away with not doing laundry. At some point you thought you smelled bad, but now you don’t notice. It’s not because your clothes are magically clean. It’s because [...]

Training for Long-Term Travel

Training for Long-Term Travel

[Boarding1Now]/[iStock]/Thinkstock Even the most seasoned of traveler can’t get everything right. They’ll come home from long trips abroad and have laundry lists of things they’d do differently. But the difference between a seasoned traveler and a rookie, is that their list is developed over time. Rookies find all their mistakes [...]

Bussing It in Argentina

Bussing It in Argentina

[MBPROJEKT_Maciej_Bledowski]/[iStock]/Thinkstock Argentina is the 8th largest country in the world. Trains are more or less non-existent, car rentals are fairly expensive and domestic airfare is severely taxed for non-residents, which raises the question. How does one get around on the cheap? The answer is buses. Facts First, dispel any immediate [...]