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.

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LATEST POSTS

4th of July Trail: Hiking Nederland’s Gem (Arapaho Pass + Lake Dorothy)

By Noel Krasomil on July 21st, 2019

Nederland’s 4th of July Trail hike to Arapaho Pass and Lake Dorothy is a backcountry dream. Use my trip report to plan an unforgettable journey of your own.

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The Lightweight Traveler’s Carry-On Only Packing List

By Noel Krasomil on July 1st, 2019

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.

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Hiking & Backpacking Music: My Essential 68-Song Playlist

By Noel Krasomil on June 20th, 2019

Sure, silence is golden on the trail. But hiking and backpacking with a playlist full of stellar music and top-notch songs at the ready? That’s even better.

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FAVORITE POSTS

A Couple Traveling Solo: How We Pull it Off

Yes, it’s true. We’re a couple that prefers to traveling solo. Learn the tips and tricks that keep our relationship alive and well, no matter the distance.

Torres del Paine ‘O’ Circuit Guide: Patagonia’s Top Trek

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.

Travel Blogging Lessons Learned: My First Six Months

The lessons I learned in my first 6 months of travel blogging were invaluable. Read my best advice to find your way in the early stages of travel blogging.

HIKING & TREKKING

Huemul Circuit Trekking Guide: Patagonia’s Lesser-Known Trail

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.

Iceland’s Laugavegur Trail: 7 Lessons From My Disastrous Trek

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.

Hiking to San Bartolo: A Lonely Ghost Town in the Atacama Desert

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

My Complete Lightweight Backpacking Gear List (12 Pounds)

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 12-pound pack.

The Best Budget Travel and Travel Blogging Resources

I travel the world and blog about it. It’s what I do. Use my complete list of budget travel and travel blogging resources to explore Earth effortlessly.

Best of the Best Travel Blogs for 2019: My Top 10 Favorites

Here are my top 10 best travel blogs that will help inspire your next adventure. Rich writing, slick photography, and valuable tips – these blogs have it all.