Tune Up & Travel

Welcome to 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

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Normally, I don’t get too political on here. I try to keep things positive and focus solely on music or travel for the most part. This side-steps a little from the norm here at Tune Up & Travel, but I’mread more…

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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…

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  “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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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  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…