Letters From Vietnam: To a Generous Donor From Abroad

25th October 2018 Dear Shawn, After an underwhelming initial impression, the city of Hanoi has really hit its mark on me. The people seemed uninviting but now I think that’s the wrong interpretation. Coming from Thailand, where locals are so in-your-business and genuine about interaction with tourists, I was expecting more of the same here. […]

There’s Something Wrong With Travel Blogging — That’s Why I’m Running Away. . . Kind Of

I had taken a trip alone out to the west coast of the United States. I loved it. I wrote about it in a notebook — my thoughts and what I saw that inspired me. I slept in my car and began to learn different tricks for doing so. Two months after that, I left […]

Arabian Nights: Into the Algerian Summer

Arabian Nights Day One (July 17, 2017) It was a long-ass night. Samy and I left our flat in Malta at 9 o’clock the night before. We landed in Barcelona around 2 o’clock in the morning. We had a four-hour layover in which we planned to catch some sleep. After getting a quick snack (my […]

Letters From Bangkok: To Kansas From Abroad

13 October 2018 To Ethan & Amber, I’m now into my third week living in Bangkok. It’s no exaggeration to say that every day I feel like The Hangover, Pt. 2 could happen to me at any moment. Things are so unrealistically unexpected and that’s just the norm here. Admittedly, I’ve started to become a bit […]

Letters From Bangkok: To Brazil From Abroad

25 October 2018 To Papi, I awoke this morning at six o’clock. Not because I wanted to, not because I had plans, not even because I forgot that I had my alarm set. I woke up at six o’clock on the dot to loud pounding on my door. Knock. Knock. Knock. Awakened in a sweat, […]

Letters From Bangkok: To a Small Island From Abroad

15 October 2018 Dear Samy, What can I say about Bangkok that I haven’t already told you about? It’s the most-visited city in the world and, still, I feel like it is under-explored. Most people who visit use it as a stopover on their way to the mountains in the north or the islands in […]

Letters From Bangkok: To Kansas City From Abroad

19th October 2018 Dear Grandad, I’ve been in Bangkok for about a month now. It’s hard to describe this place and even more difficult to navigate. The city seems so vast and endless when compared to island life in Malta. I reckon I’ll leave in a month and have no better idea of the place than when […]

Hey! I Published a Fiction Travel Novel — Check it out!

In case you haven’t heard, I just finished writing my first novel! It’s set to be published in less than two weeks (15th November). You can read more about it and help me spread the word. In honor of my first novel being published, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite travel novels written by […]