Hi There!

My name is Neal. Ever since I was young I have had a love for exploration. I spent the first four years of my life in Indonesia where I learned to speak Indonesian before I spoke English- this is where my love of adventure first began. After my family left Indonesia, I was fortunate enough to continue to travel. In total, I have traveled to 30+ countries across North and South America, Europe and Asia.

As I grew older, my love for adventure never died, but academics took the place of travel. Before long, my Indonesian language skills faded and I was seemingly on the fast track to go from high school to college and into the working force. Yet, just as I had accepted my new trajectory an amazing opportunity came my way. The opportunity to break from the routine of academia and travel the world.

In this blog, my goal is to rekindle my love for adventure by showing everyone how simple backpacking really can be. There are so many tips and tricks on the internet about how to travel on a budget, but almost no one shows exactly what they do when they travel, I am here to change that and have fun while I’m doing it!