About Me

The Road goes ever on and on

Down from the door where it began.

Now far ahead the Road has gone,

And I must follow, if I can”

-J.R.R. Tolkein, The Fellowship of the Ring


Hi everyone! My name is Kurt Ruff. When I was a kid, my mom gave me a copy of The Fellowship of the Ring, the first book of the Lord of the Rings series. It was this book that really kick-started my love for travel.

As I travelled I learned a lot of things. Little hacks and tips I wish I had known when I started my travels. Back then, most of the information and “tips” came from outdated books that made you wonder if the people who wrote them actually did any serious travelling themselves! This made travel seem far more daunting and inconvenient than it actually was.

Lately, travel has gotten easier with all these apps and websites that help you plan, book, and pay for those trips. What a lot of those sites don’t do, however, is provide those tips and life hacks that make travelling more enjoyable. I decided to set up my own blog so I can all the things I wished I had known when I was travelling.

In addition to my own tips on travelling, I’d also love to hear from you guys as well! Please check out the Contact Us page for info on how to reach me so you can share your tips and personal experiences with us, or give me some feedback on what you’d like to see more of on the blog!