Yo! I’m Alex.

A twenty-something girl from the United States, I ditched my apartment to live out of a backpack. Cultures call to me, maps lie to me, and I’ll go anywhere so long as there are friendly faces and wild places.

I travel through truly off the beaten track countries and destinations, sharing my experiences along the way to encourage understanding, and inspire you to do the same no matter where you’re from.

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5 serious dangers of traveling in Pakistan

5 of the most serious dangers of traveling in Pakistan. Beware, the country is not for those weak of heart… or stomach.

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Essential camera advice for beginner travel photographers

Choosing a camera for your travels can be a complicated process… but it doesn’t have to be! Here are two simple pieces of camera advice for beginner travel photographers. Time to figure out which camera and lens is the best fit for you!

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Falling in love with India

People said we’d either love it or hate it, and they were right. After nine months of backpacking all over the country, we’ve fallen in love with India.

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Livin’ it up in Laya at the 2017 Royal Highlander Festival

A photo essay about an adventure to the 2017 Royal Highlander Festival in Bhutan. The trip was sponsored by Gray Langur Tours, but all thoughts, photos, and love for yaks are most definitely my own.

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The Ultimate Guide to Travel in Afghanistan

Written in 2016, and updated regularly, this is the most complete and up-to-date Afghanistan travel guide available online. Regularly updated based on the situation on the ground, and with input from local contacts. Brace yourself!

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Why you need to visit the World Nomad Games

The World Nomad Games are a biennial event showcasing nomadic sports, culture, and lifestyle. We attended the 2016 World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan, and, in short, they were freaking awesome. Here’s why you need to visit the 2018 World Nomad Games

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