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Brock’s Mini Travel Guide to Mandalay, Myanmar

Sitting almost smack dab in the middle of Myanmar, Mandalay is the second largest city in the country and arguably the friendliest. Less then an hour after arriving, we set off on foot to find something to eat. It took just a few minutes a local was waving us over to join him and his friends for food…


Epic Things To Do in Bangkok, Thailand

It is one of the most popular places to visit in Asia, let alone the world, and having been five times myself, I can see why! It has both the busy and relaxing, loud and quiet, expensive and cheap. No matter your travel style or interest there really are so many amazing things to do in…


Airbnb coupons

The Best Airbnb Coupons

THE BEST AIRBNB COUPONS If you follow my blog and social media channels, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of Airbnb. As a full time nomad without my own place, I find myself using them – alot! Different to hotels, these places tend to feel more like a home as I can do things…


Unique and Cheap Spring Break Destinations

If you’ve done any research on where to go for spring break 2017, you’ve undoubtedly come across the standard spots. Cancun, Punta Cana, Cayo Coco, Las Vegas, Cabo San Lucas – the list goes on. The problem is, these places are where everybody goes for spring break. There are so many other amazing, unique and…


Six Super Helpful Tips for your Trip to San Francisco

Anyone who has travelled to San Francisco will tell you that the list of things to see and do is long. Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Warf, The Castro, Haight-Ashbury and so much more. But there are lots of little secrets too! Having visited a number of times, I’ve compiled a list of some of…


10 of the Best Places to Visit in Italy

Having circumnavigated the world quite a number of times at this point, and visited over 84 different countries, it’s safe to say I’ve seen A LOT! Of all those many places, the country I have seen the most of is Italy. If it wasn’t difficult enough to determine the best places to visit in Italy,…


How To Become an Airbnb Host

Below, you will find the following (so read it all or skip to the part you need the most): Hosting is Awesome & Easy How Much Dough You Can Earn Are You Nervous To Host? You Shouldn’t Be! FAQ’s Tips and Tricks for Being a Superhost Brock Will Look at Your Listing & Give Feedback (Winning!)…


A Haircut in Mexico with the Hipster Barber

When you spend long periods of time on the road, you still have to take care of the regular ‘life stuff’ that would do at home before you head out on a trip. Laundry, doctor visits, visiting the dentist and yes, getting a haircut. This can be a fun experience but also challenging as language barriers…


Best View of Prague

What To Do in Prague, Czech Republic.

Prague. It’s sort of like that beautiful friend you have that everyone knows is beautiful but never quite gets the attention they deserves. Let’s give them some attention. I first visited Prague, Czech Republic in 2010 with my mom and aunt as they were travelling around Europe with me. Our travel video of Prague tells…


Brock, What The Heck are you Doing in Mexico?

I have been travelling around Mexico for nearly two months now and it came to my attention the other day that I have not formally update you all on why the heck I am here. Two of my best friends, Ted and Corey, were set to be married at the beginning of January in Playa…


Luxembourg, I Finally Got You – Country #70

I was trying for a few years to get to Luxembourg. Every time I headed to Europe I thought: ‘This time, I’m going to Luxembourg!’ Then I’d look at a map, and my calendar and would eventually be pulling my hair out because I once again wasn’t going to be able to work it into…


Best desert safari in Dubai

10 Awesome Things To Do in Dubai

Before I travelled to Dubai for the first time, I had heard a lot about it. Mainly that it had the biggest, tallest, greatest of pretty much everything. It is a city made wealthy by the discovery of oil but made famous by it’s pursuit to be number one and break countless records. Putting together a…