Coming Home - Travel Outlandish


Here’s the story

Remember being a kid? Out of bed, we would peek at R-rated movies and look forward to sneaking bad words and lighting fireworks. Our parents told us to be patient. They promised that the entire world would open up to us someday.

Suddenly, we’re a whole lot older. Our hopes of trekking through Chilean desert and watching the sunrise over Angkor Wat run wild, but we shut them down with the expectation that there will be a time for adventure someday. In the meantime, we spend our workdays eating $15 superfood salads, our weekends hustling for fun, and the time in between dreaming up what we’ll do when we finally get the courage. A life lived courageously sounds alright, doesn’t it?

I say waiting for someday is too risky. Travel Outlandish is about going now.

I created Travel Outlandish to showcase the offbeat and adventurous experiences around the world. From unusual hotels, alternative routes to a popular destination, trekking trails, offbeat attractions, street food tours, and other uncommon experiences, I catalog the details so all you have to do is get there. Whether you’re ready to take off on an adventure around the world or are saving up for a week away, I promise you there is a life of adventure just beyond the grind.

If you like to travel a bit differently and are willing to put in the effort for incredible experiences fewer people are having, this blog is for you. Let’s do something outlandish.



Oh yeah, I’m Taylor.


Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Travel Outlandish! I’m also a photographer, writer, and breakfast ice cream enthusiast. I’m an adventure traveler with an eye for the offbeat and a ridiculous sense of humor. I got into travel after a few malaria scares during a semester abroad in Ghana, and have since worked, lived, and traveled throughout Asia, South America, Europe, and the US. When I’m not traveling, you can find me eating street tacos in San Francisco, exploring abandoned buildings in Berlin, or hiking in the mountains of Colorado.

What’s brought you here, anyway? I’d seriously love to know! Send me a message.


Vaparaiso Street Art - Taylor in front of a wall



Where the hell am I now?

It changes all the time. I’m from the USA, but am currently living in Germany. I grew up in Colorado, but Travel Outlandish started in California. I’ve been to just over 30 countries throughout Asia, South America, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. I’ve lived in Ghana, Thailand, India, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Germany, and Spain. I believe life is a little too short to spend it all in one place, so I’m always seeking out new places worth staying. Does that answer your question?


Want to work together?

Let’s do it! If you’re looking for authentic written or visual content, check out the work with us page for more information on how we can collaborate.


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