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.

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

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

Khmer Explorer 60L Travel Backpack

Building the Best Front Loading Backpack for Travel

My first 10 years of travelling were spent living out of a 35L front loading backpack the size of a couple of milk jugs. I used to laugh when I saw massive hiking bags cumbersomely loaded into tuk-tuks and squished into taxis. I’d think to myself, “what do they possibly have in there?”. Then one day that all changed.

Download Your Explorer's Guide.

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!