6 Titanium Flasks for Camping, Travel & Hiking [Indestructible]

Hiker wearing a camo shirt and red hat perched on a rock with a titanium flask in his hand

Hiding your booze from Johnny Law like a 1920s Prohibition-era rascal just got much easier with one of these best titanium flasks for camping, travel, and hiking. And while Prohibition is over, the devices’ usefulness continues. Unlike those old-timey flasks made from questionable metals, these ultralight, leakproof, durable, and discreet vessels won’t leach chemicals into … Read more

49 Van Life Essentials [Top Gear, Accessories & Must Haves]

Various van life essentials gear including a stove, Hydroflask, wet wipes, fire extinguisher, power bank, espresso maker, first-aid kit, and more

My beloved 2005 Chevy Astro camper van has taken me through desolate deserts, breathtaking mountain ranges, chaotic city streets, and everywhere in between. I know a thing or two about what’s essential for van life. That’s why I’ve compiled an extensive list of safety and security items, tech gadgets, kitchen essentials, and other must-haves that … Read more

Living in China: What Life is Like as an Expat (Pros & Cons)

Living in China, whether residing in an uber-modern city of ten million in the far east or a bustling mega-city of 16 million, sounded absurd. With everything I previously knew about China coming from stereotypes and media stories, I was curious. Is China a good place to live? Could China provide a foreigner with a … Read more

Osaka’s Unreal Street Food: 12 Street Eats in Japan’s Kitchen

Takoyaki chefs in Osaka, Japan

I heard it repeatedly — for a taste of Japan’s very best food, I had to sample Osaka’s street food. And in Osaka, street food in the Dotonbori neighborhood was the best-of-the-best. As a foodie, I clearly had no choice, so I booked a hotel in Dotonbori and set out on a four-day exploration of … Read more