Welcome! I’m Noel.
I’m a determined traveler, passionate writer, and aspiring photographer. I quit my job in 2017 to bounce around the globe full-time in search of a more inspiring life. I’m inspired to find jaw-dropping treks, rich cultural adventures, and a way to sustain the mobile lifestyle forever. Explore the site for vivid travel writing, detailed backpacking guides, and helpful tips and resources.MY STORY THE BLOG
By Keri Brady on January 2nd, 2020
Is the Montbell Permafrost Light Down Women’s Parka worth the price tag? Read Keri’s review for her opinion after two very chilly and damp months.
By Noel Krasomil on November 24th, 2019
Thinking of taking a Colorado road trip? I’ve got you covered. Read on for a native’s ultimate ten-day itinerary through Colorado’s very best places.
By Noel Krasomil on November 4th, 2019
Travel sucks sometimes and there’s no way around it. Read on to experience 12 of my most embarassing, disastrous, and horrendous travel stories.
I dove deep into Chengdu’s world-famous street food scene for 10 blog-worthy hours. The result was a strange, delicious, and eye-opening culinary marathon.
Torres del Paine’s ‘O’ Circuit is among the world’s most mind-blowing treks. Use this full ‘O’ Circuit guide to plan your life-changing Patagonia adventure.
I just couldn’t pass up Tepito, Mexico City’s most notorious neighborhood. Read about my experience in the gigantic, lawless, and chaotic free-for-all.
HIKING & TREKKING
Patagonia’s Huemul Circuit trek is a must-hike hidden gem just steps from El Chaltén. Use this top-to-bottom guide to plan your grueling four-day adventure.
My attempted trek of Iceland’s Laugavegur Trail was a chaotic nightmare. Read what happened and what I learned when insane weather derailed my dream trek.
I hiked alone in the arid Atacama desert towards San Bartolo, an abandoned Chilean ghost town. Read about my experience walking the Mars-like landscape.
TIPS & RESOURCES
I’ve spent years compiling my ideal lightweight backpacking gear setup, & I’ve made a list to share with you. Read on & take a peek inside my 10-pound pack.
Take a look at the definitive list of kitchen, tech, safety and must-have essentials for van life. Plus, a packing list, YouTube accounts to follow, & more.
If you pack light, you’re traveling right. Use this complete carry-on only travel packing list (with checkboxes!) to pack lighter for your next adventure.