Like many travelers I now follow, I first came across Kiona on Instagram, though I didn’t know what her name was at the time. In fact, I knew nothing about her then, except that her Instagram handle was unique: @hownottotravellikeabasicbitch. Hmmm. How not to travel like a basic bitch?
It’s one of the longer IG handles, but serves its purpose well. It’s memorable and gets people to stop and think, “hold up — here’s something different!”
In the months that I’ve been following Kiona, her following has been steadily growing. She’s controversial. She thrives on getting a reaction out of people and stirs up strong feelings in her readers. I love lots of what she writes and posts — but some of it, not so much. Continue reading “How Not To Travel Like A Basic Bitch — The Interview”
“I won’t tell you how to get from point A to point B but I will tell you about what happened to me between point A and point B,” Andrew explains in the “About Me” section of his website: beatthegrind.com. He travels the world, with the self-appointed mission of avoiding his comfort zone en route.
In other words: he’s left his fish tank to swim in the ocean. That’s how he words it in the biography section of his Instagram account, @beatthegrind, anyway. And a quick glance at his gallery of photos — with images from Mostar to Melbourne, from Myanmar to Mexico City — seems to confirm the claim.
Could it be true, then? Has Andrew really figured out how to “beat the grind?”
Wit, Depth & Daring
I personally first came across @beatthegrind, aka Andrew Schultz, on Instagram. What made me a follower? He’s an adventurer and a good photographer, for sure. But there are plenty of adventurous folks who take nice pictures on IG. Therefore I’d say it was something extra.
If pressed in a hostage situation to give a more concrete answer, I’d say it was his Continue reading “Left His Fish Tank to Swim in the Ocean, Naked”