Become the Explorer You Were Born to Be

Welcome to Tales from the Banana Trail the adventure blog built for modern explorers.  Whether you’re exploring your own backyard or planning your next big trip, the Tales were written to help you unleash your inner adventurer. 

Inspiration for your next adventure.

Man stands on frozen canyon

Unmissable Things to Do in Banff in Winter

One of Canada’s premier travel destinations, there is no shortage of incredible things to do in Banff in winter. Strap on your skis, snowshoes or skates – this is one winter adventure you don’t want to miss.

View on Phu QUoc Island

The 17 Best Things To Do On Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc island isn’t the deserted backwater paradise it once was, but it offers a number of entertaining things to do – all within less than a one hour flight from Ho Chi Minh City.

Man sits on waterfall near Kampot, Cambodia

20 Incredible Things To Do In Kampot

Kampot is one of Cambodia’s underrated gems with many incredible things to do. It offers crumbling colonial buildings, mouth-watering food choices, and beautiful river guesthouses worthy of any adventure fairytale.

Incredible stories of modern Explorers stepping way off the beaten path.

Educational insight, packing tips, and gear advice to improve your next adventure.

education in cambodia

Obstacles to Education in Cambodia

The impact of Cambodia’s difficult past is impossible to miss when you visit the country. But how is this difficult past impacting education today? In this post we examine the present and historical context of the issues effecting education in Cambodia.

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Featuring incredible adventure tips including how to take better travel photos and write better travels stories!


Download Your Explorer's Guide.

Featuring incredible adventure tips including how to take better travel photos and write better travels stories!