Should You Use a Drone in Your Travels?

Should You Use a Drone in Your Travels? - The Atlas Heart

There is always new technology popping up in the blogging world and travel communities in general, or should I say, it is usually technology that has been around for awhile but has recently been developed for the average user. One hot ticket item these days is the use of personal drones to take professional looking videos […]

A Saigon Food Tour by Motorbike with XO Tours

A Saigon Food Tour by Motorbike with XO Tours

Discover the food scene and nightlife of Saigon on a Saigon food tour guided by XO Tours, Vietnam. Note: this post contains affiliate links, which help run this site at no extra cost to you so I can keep providing free travel advice and tips. You can feel the vibrancy as soon as you touch […]

The 25 Books I Read in 2016

Reading in Koh Chang, Thailand | Asia Travel

2016 was a lot of things. I became serious about my business and brand partnerships, and it was the year that I got back into reading. Okay, to be fair, I’ve never not been into reading since I first learned how to read. As you may have noticed by the amount of 2000+ word posts […]

Facing Fear Head-On: Whitewater Rafting in Golden, BC

Whitewater Rafting in Golden BC with Wet N' Wild - Canada Adventure Travel

I’ve had a habit of facing my fears and getting (mostly) over them in the past decade. I’ve had a habit of getting out of my comfort zone and not allowing myself to think the worst until after I do something. The one fear that I can’t seem to kick, however, is the sheer terror I […]

A Gondola Ride in the Middle of the Pacific Northwest

A Gondola Ride in the Middle of the Pacific Northwest - Gig Harbor Gondola

If you told me a few months ago that I would soon ride a gondola in the middle of the Pacific Northwest, I would’ve thought you were crazy. A gondola in the Pacific Northwest? It seems like such an absurd notion, but it’s an experience that was all kinds of awesome once I experienced it […]

A Scenic Accommodation in Tacoma: Hotel Murano

A View of Mt. Rainier from Hotel Murano - Tacoma, Washington - USA

I heard about Hotel Murano before I arrived in Tacoma. When I was researching a trip to the area on my own months previously, Hotel Murano came up time and time again in my search. I kept thinking how nice of a hotel it seemed, at least online, and how I would love to stay […]

A History of Class: The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Grand Amway Plaza Hotel Review

Looking for one of the best hotels in Grand Rapids, MI The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel may be just what you’re looking for. I had spent the last 12 hours in transit. First a red-eye flight from Portland, Oregon, then a Greyhound to Grand Rapids from Chicago. I traveled by light rail, plane, bus, and […]

My Favorite Travel Gear

My Favorite Travel Gear - The Atlas Heart

I’ve had a few of you ask me to write a little more about my favorite travel products and gear this year, so I figured now is as good a time as any to start. Throughout my 8 years of on-and-off travel I’ve picked up a few recommendations and pieces of gear that have particularly stood […]

A Historic Retreat in Montana: 320 Guest Ranch

A Historic Retreat in Montana - 320 Guest Ranch

Think back to the late 19th Century, a time when the West was for the brave and wild-hearted, a place for adventurers. Sam Wilson was one of these classic westerners. He laid the foundation for what is now the 320 Guest Ranch in southern Montana in 1898 with his 160 acre homestead along the Gallatin River.

A Review of Mt Hood Snowboarding Lessons

A Review of Mt Hood Snowboarding Lessons

A review of Mt. Hood Snowboarding Lessons. Discover what it is like to learn how to snowboard for the first time at Mt. Hood Meadows, near Portland, Oregon. The last time I was standing before a mountain with a board strapped to my foot was when I was 18. I was still unsure of myself […]