Video: Why You Should Travel To Socotra Island

Derek Videos, Yemen 104 Comments

Few people have even heard of this place and even fewer people have any idea where it’s located. But for those who do know and who do travel to Socotra Island, which happens to be one of the most isolated landforms on the planet, there is only one natural reaction – to wonder aloud why on earth more people aren’t …

I'm Going on Vacation

Video: I’m Going On Vacation Tomorrow

Derek Personal Stuff, Videos 25 Comments

Sometimes I just feel like making a video… (If you’re seeing this post via email, please click here to view the video.)When’s the last time you’ve taken a vacation? Was it a good one? Are you going on vacation soon? And before I go, I wanted to mention an interesting website whose founder I’ve recently been in touch with. It’s …

From My Beach Hut…A Quick Guide to Palolem Beach, Goa

Derek India, Videos 140 Comments

It’s high season here in the laid-back, popular tourist destination that is Goa, India. And despite the fact that most locals I’ve met have told me that this is the slowest high season they’ve seen in a while, there is still no shortage of tourists, both foreign and Indian, roaming around the beaches. I have chosen to spend my time …

XShot camera extender

The XShot – Why Every Traveler Should Carry One

Derek Travel Gear, Videos 65 Comments

It’s so simple, yet it’s such a brilliant idea. And it’s something that is useful for every single traveler who takes photos during their adventures around the world. It’s actually useful for any human being who takes photos of anything, anywhere, at any time. It’s the XShot camera extender, something that I’ve now been using religiously for the past two …

A Stroll Along Istiklal Street in Istanbul

Derek Turkey, Videos 47 Comments

During my stay in Istanbul over the past five days, it occurred to me that taking a stroll along the city’s popular Istiklal Street is something that never gets old. This three-kilometer long, pedestrian-only avenue on the European side of the city acts as the heart of the shopping/entertainment/nightlife district of Beyoglu, with an endless variety of both local and …