Summer Reading

It’s the first of June, and that marks the start of the major vacation season in the United States.  In the months of June and July, Americans are more likely ...


Toss & Travel – A Review

Recently I was asked to try out a new product from a dermatologist that is specifically geared toward travelers. It’s called “Toss & Travel.” I’ll cut to the chase – ...


The Basics: Road Tripping On Your Own

I’ve traveled so often with groups of people that once or twice a year, I have to- I MUST- do something on my own. This usually takes the form of ...

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52 Places to Go in 2015

The New York Times has an amazing list of places to put ...

Episode 3 of the Podcast

Episode 3 of the Toland Travels Podcast is up and running!  Listen ...

Episode 2

Episode 2 of Toland Travels is now available for you to enjoy. ...

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Toland Travels-Live! Winter Edition

Last month the winter edition of Toland Travels-Live! took place at Urban Standard in Birmingham, Alabama and it was the most eclectic group of writers we’ve had so far.  A couple of local celebrities a professor, a financial guru, and me all presented stories for the night. Each one was completely different and all reflected […]

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Me Love You Long Time

There’s a scene in the film Full Metal Jacket where a group of American soldiers are propositioned by a group of Vietnamese prostitutes. Several times, the women say, “Me love you long time.” The scene is iconic, but not because it is a great moment in cinema. It’s funny, but it’s also a bit racist, […]

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Once Upon A Time

Once upon a time, I fell in love. But it ended. Badly. I was told that it was over and that the failure was my fault, and mine alone, and for months I was a destroyed person. Then, slowly, I learned that the relationship had been built on lies. I had been lied to about […]

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Toland Travels-Live!

Toland Travels is hosting another showcase for  writers at Urban Standard. The show starts at 7:00p.m. on Saturday, February 21st. If you’d like to be a part of the show, contact me via the any of the links at the bottom of this page! For this show, Toland Travels is teaming with Urban Standard and […]

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Nap Nap In a Tuk-Tuk

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love a good nap. My day usually isn’t complete unless I get one in. They aren’t particularly long, but they are invaluable for recharging. A little snooze for 15 or 20 minutes has proven to be a great way to recharge my batteries, and keep my […]

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A Tale of Two Guides

Last week I had a meeting to start laying out my next big adventure, and it brought back memories of years past. The biggest issue I’m going to be facing is transportation. I travel on a tight schedule, and buses just don’t get the job done. In these situations, I’ve hired a driver to help […]

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Santa Baby – Awesome Gifts to Give This Holiday Season

Can’t find the perfect gift for the traveler in your life?  Sometimes a chaotic trip to the local big box store just isn’t going to yield that perfect gift.  Fear not!  I’ve pulled together my top ten goodies for you this year!  It’s an odd assortment, but each is incredibly affordable, and they are guaranteed […]

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The Podcast Has Arrived!

Click this link.  I’ve got a surprise for you! Toland Travels, Episode 1. It’s been a while since I’ve updated Toland Travels, but the absence was necessary! I’ve been branching out a bit and after a bit of a time getting it all together, it’s finally here! I’m launching a podcast!  I’m happy with the […]

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Sexual Tourism

There’s a side of the travel and tourism world that hides in the shadows.  It isn’t discussed openly and lurks in the furthest reaches of the internet.  It’s sexual tourism, traveling for the purpose of prurient sexual activity.  This goes far beyond simply employing the services of prostitute.  In much of the world this involves […]

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East Nasty

If you’re like me, you probably aren’t all that familiar with the city of Nashville, and if you know anything about it at all it’s probably pretty much an idea of stereotypes. I haven’t really spent too much time in the city, and my basic understanding was that it was pretty much all about two […]

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