Tune Up & Travel

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I travel the world with my guitar, a camera and a good sense of humor :) Through this site I share my wins and fails, plus tons of tips for musicians, budget travelers, and adventure-seekers

The Cringe Bible embarrassing stories

Being an awkward kid, and a somewhat still awkward adult, I’ve had plenty of horrible, ‘please kill me now’, cringeworthy moments throughout my life. This one easily lands in the top 5. I’m sharing this with you readers after monthsread more…

Let me start off by saying this: I’m what you’d call a ‘lazy and cheap backpacker.’ In other words, I did not trek the Inca Trail. Why? Because shit, that just seems like a lot of work when I can just takeread more…

  “You’re gonna get killed over there!”  “You’ll be kidnapped!” “You’re crazy, I would never go somewhere like that…” If you’re a world traveler with any friends who aren’t, chances are you’ve had someone say one or some of thoseread more…

The day is finally upon us. As of today my book is available on Amazon.com in both paperback and Kindle form! Woohoo! It’s been a long, interesting road this past year. I started writing this thing a couple of monthsread more…

Hey readers! If you didn’t already know, I’ve been busy. Over the past year, I’ve been writing a book that narrates my misadventures around the world last year, and now the rough draft is finished! This week it’s off toread more…

I’ve used the Little Martin for around a year and a half now. I’ve carried this thing all around the world and put it to the test through rain, heat and just about anything else you can imagine. In thisread more…

Drugs, booze, women, and more women. Or maybe not… I didn’t expect to become a professional at not getting drunk when I became a musician. Nor did I expect to become a professional at not getting a girlfriend. About two yearsread more…

  So you want to see the US… and you’d like to do it on the cheap. Camping is already going to be less expensive than staying in hotels or hostels, but I assume you’re not camping because it’s cheaper. I assumeread more…