Michael Tieso

Advice for Aspiring Long-Term Travelers

By Michael Tieso | December 22, 2011

– Traveling is different for everyone. The purpose of your travels might be different from the person next to you. Whether you’re doing it for the love of food, sights, people, or whatever else – don’t judge someone else for not wanting to experience what you’re experiencing or experienced. – Facebook is one of the […]

Staying On The Road By Working

By Michael Tieso | December 13, 2011

Unless we’re traveling on a lottery ticket, we all run out of money eventually if we’re traveling with our savings. It’s a horrible feeling knowing when our bank account is starting to run low. The first thing that comes to mind is having to go home but if you’re not ready to go home yet, […]

Cotopaxi, Ecuador

Cotopaxi, Ecuador: Climbing One of World’s Largest Active Volcanoes

By Michael Tieso | December 11, 2011

Close to 5,000 meters / 16,400 feet, it was the highest altitude on land I’ve ever been to in my life. From where the van dropped us off, we still needed to climb for about an hour up to reach the glacier, our destination. We were climbing one of the world’s highest active volcano. It […]

Pharaoh’s Revenge (The Egyptian Tummy Bug)

By Michael Tieso | September 8, 2011

Have you heard of the infamous “Pharaoh’s Revenge”? Whom does it strike? How do you deal with it? Travellers to Egypt are, for the most part, familiar with this dreaded phenomena. You will find the remedy here, along with a list of symptoms that let you know you have been stuck down, a list of […]

10 Foods You Must Eat In China

By Michael Tieso | August 14, 2011

Chinese food is surprising delicious. I had no idea what to expect because the only thing I knew about Chinese food was American-Chinese takeaway. To anyone who hasn’t been to China yet and is going soon, here’s an article for you. Or hopefully convince you enough to go to China because of this post. Sweet […]

Peak Season vs. Low Season: Two Very Different Experiences in Thailand

By Michael Tieso | February 26, 2011

I was at Patong, Phucket and the streets were packed. Maneuvering through all the motorbikes, people, and food stalls keeps you busy enough to forget where you were walking to in the first place. The beach reminded me of spring break in Miami. There are more foreigners in this area than Thai locals. While sitting […]

7 things they don’t tell you about the Uyuni, Bolivia tours

By Michael Tieso | February 14, 2010

I have recently went on a three day tour starting in Uyuni, Bolivia and passing through the many attractions in the surrounding area including Salar de Uyuni, Laguna Verde, hot springs, and lots of the beautiful nature Bolivia has to offer in the south. Though we are backpackers, there are sites that require a tour; […]