Support this blog by using Amazon and Scottevests links (it’s free!)

In these uncertain financial times, I’d completely understand if you wanted to show support for my work, but don’t quite have the disposable income to throw money at strangers on the internet. Same here. The good news is there’s a way to tip me with a single click, without actually tipping me. I’m referring of course to affiliate links. If you’re not familiar, affiliate links for places like Amazon and Scottevests install a temporary “cookie” in your browser when you click on them. Depending on the site, these cookies live in your browser for 24 hours, a few days, or even a few weeks, before quietly deleting themselves.

But! If you buy something on the site I’ve linked to, say Scottevests, while the cookie is still active, I get a teensy bit of money – or a lot of money if you buy something like an insanely expensive watch on Amazon. (Please use my affiliate link if you plan to buy an insanely expensive watch.)

Even if you use an Amazon link to one of the books below, but don’t buy it for some unfathomable reason, then buy a blender two days later, I still get tipped!

Again, using the links below won’t cost you anything and it will help me out a little – and sometimes a lot. Thank you!

Books I wrote (which kick ass, obviously)

Books written by my talented friends

Books I love

Travel items I love

Scottevests I think you will love

Books I wrote

Backpacking with Dracula: On the Trail of Vlad The Impaler Dracula and the Vampire He Inspired

Throwing Up: Notes from 35 Years of Juggling

The First (Failed) Travel Food Show

Books written by my talented friends:

Europe on Five Wrong Turns a DayEurope on 5 Wrong Turns a Day: One Man, Eight Countries, One Vintage Travel Guide, by Doug Mack

The Not-Quite States of America: Dispatches from the Territories and Other Far-Flung Outposts of the USA, by Doug Mack

The Same River Twice, by Pam Mandel

The Geography of Madness: Penis Thieves, Voodoo Death, and the Search for the Meaning of the World’s Strangest Syndrome, by Frank Bures

Books I love:

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, by Bill Bryson

In a Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, by Hunter S. Thompson (paperback version)

Travel items I love

Crystal Light Energy is my favorite caffeine solution for travel. It weighs nothing, all you need is some (potable) water and a water bottle and, wow, it packs a punch. I found this stuff way back in my guidebook writing days, when I grew tired of hunting around for overpriced coffee in airports and the middle of nowhere. Admittedly, a few flavors are extremely sweet. I prefer the grape, but it also comes in strawberry, peach/mango and citrus. It changed my life. Maybe it’ll change your life, too.

Scottevests I think you will love


You’ve heard of Scottevests, right? No? Well, if you like pockets, then buckle up, because Scottevests (and pants, and shirts, and skirts, and underwear) are basically pockets sewn into the shape of clothes. After hitting the links below, hover over the product picture to see an overlay of all the pockets! Here’s a sampling:

Scottevests vests

Scottevests for men (42 pockets!)

Scottevests for women (Also 42 pockets!)

Scottevests jackets

Jackets for men (24 pockets)

Jackets for women (same)

Scottevests shirts

Shirts for men (seven pockets)

Shirts for women (five pockets for some reason, sorry!)

scottevests all clothing

Pants for men (eight pockets)

Skirts and “skorts” for women (four pockets and six pockets respectively)

All men’s clothing

All women’s clothing

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