Travel


All my travel-related tips, guides, stories, resources, and gear recommendations from my time spent wandering the earth.


Van Life: 13 Good, Bad & Strange Realities of Living in a Van

  During my six years of on-again-off-again van life in my 2005 Chevy Astro, I’ve ventured down countless roads in search of riveting and unconventional experiences. I’ve bumped down rutted-out backcountry trails, cruised across barren deserts, navigated congested city streets, flown through miles of endless plains, and hopped aboard ferries to remote islands. I’ve slept […]

JBL Charge 3 Speaker in front of a brick wall

JBL Charge 3 Review: A Capable Travel Speaker?

Price: $150 MSRP – Check Price on Amazon Noel’s Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars Pros: Powerful! Great sound quality, impressive battery life, waterproof, able to charge devices Cons: Size/weight not ideal for lightweight travel, exposed subwoofers Weight: 28.2 oz (800 grams) Lighter/Smaller Option: UE Boom 3: 21 oz | 608 grams Budget Option: Anker Soundcore 3 Overview: JBL Charge […]