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Chris

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My girlfriend and I like to do what others don't to see what others miss. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't.

How Many Countries Have You Visited? Maybe Stop Counting

theunconventionalroute.com · over 1 year by Chris

The question, "How many countries have you been to?" is as misguided as "How many people have you slept with?" Stop counting for everyone's benefit.

Airbnb's Pros And Cons Versus Hotels: Time For A Wake-up Call

theunconventionalroute.com · almost 2 years by Chris

Airbnb isn't the obvious choice that it used to be for us when we travel. Now more than ever, we weight the pros and cons of Airbnb versus hotels be..

Marrakech Medina Guide: How To Be More Bedazzled, Less Hassled

theunconventionalroute.com · almost 2 years by Chris

Kim and I were dreading our visit to the Marrakech medina. Friends told us it was one of their least favorite places in the world. They warned us..

How We Stumbled Off The Beaten Path In Spain

theunconventionalroute.com · 2 yrs by Chris

For some stupid reason, when Kim and I moved to Valencia, we didn’t expect to find many off-the-beaten-path highlights in Spain. We somehow got i..

Is Namibia Worth Visiting? Yes But... [spoiler Alert]

theunconventionalroute.com · 2 yrs by Chris

We hate to rain on Namibia’s parade, but Namibia could really use some rain, so let’s do it.

15 Best Countries To Visit For 15 Unique Types Of Trip

theunconventionalroute.com · over 2 years by Chris

Asking someone what the best country in the world to visit is is like asking a parent who their favorite child is. Most can't possibly give you a..

Romantic, Rash, And Ridiculous First Impressions Of Cape Town

theunconventionalroute.com · almost 3 years by Chris

Is The Mother City marriage material or not as hot as people say she is? Our first impressions a few days into our whirlwind blind date with Cape..

Cliché Travel Tips to Ignore, And What to Do Instead

theunconventionalroute.com · 3 yrs by Chris

Beware of the “best travel tips and tricks” you find on Google. Most are stupidly obvious (“Pack light,” “Eat local food,” “Book early to save“)..

Colombia's (Pre-Hipster) Brooklyn: A Guide to Envigado

theunconventionalroute.com · 3 yrs by Chris

Appreciate the old-school neighborhood feel before the hipsters (and tourists) invade.

Vancouver Beaches: A Local Beach Bum's Guide | The Unconventional Route

theunconventionalroute.com · 3 yrs by Chris

Vancouver, Canada is secretly one the best beach cities in the world. It may even be THE best for a couple months every year. If you're visiting..

Vancouver's favorite (but mostly unknown) beach island getaway

theunconventionalroute.com · 3 yrs by Chris

Have you heard of this tropical little Canadian island? It has only 100 full-time residents and is less than 100 miles from Vancouver.

20 Best Restaurants In Medellin For 20 Different Cravings

theunconventionalroute.com · 3 yrs by Chris

Nobody can claim to be able to tell you the definitive "best" restaurants in any city. Not even travel bloggers. There are too many restaurants to t..

The "Kombucha on Steroids" You Gotta Try In Mexico City

theunconventionalroute.com · 3 yrs by Chris

Forget tequila and mezcal. This is the original Mexican alcohol. And it's on the comeback.

Yet Another Guide Of The Best Things To Do In Medellin?

theunconventionalroute.com · 3 yrs by Chris

No, this one is different. After six months of sometimes crazy, mostly unconventional adventures in Medellin, we picked these as our favorites.

Why Travel Guidebooks Are Still Useful (and What's Wrong With Travel Blogs)

theunconventionalroute.com · 3 yrs by Chris

You're missing out and possibly being misled if you rely too heavily on travel blogs, so don't ditch your Lonely Planet just yet.