INDIE TRAVEL & Location-Independence

At Tinkertown Indie Media, we love indie travel and expat life. Currently based in Vietnam, both Kim and Robert have traveled to dozens of countries and are widely published in travel media (including National Geographic, Lonely Planet, New York Times, Marie Claire, etc). This page holds some of our favorite experiences, locations, tips and videos. The Tinkertown Travel Hall of Fame is updated frequently, as we go through our library of photos and footage over the past several years of working as freelancers around the world. So be sure to subscribe to our monthly email zine and catch the latest fun story or helpful how-to.
 
Northern Vietnam’s UNESCO World Heritage protected Phong Nha Ke-Bang National Park.

Northern Vietnam’s UNESCO World Heritage protected Phong Nha Ke-Bang National Park.

Vietnam

Tinkertown is headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam while we do a deep dive into the beautiful country’s regions, foods and traditions for a year or so of digital nomad life.

A colorful orthodox church in Russia on the banks of the Volgograd River.

A colorful orthodox church in Russia on the banks of the Volgograd River.

russia

The largest country in the world and the West’s favorite nemesis, Russia is full of warm-hearted people, riveting history, great food and culture. And nostalgic kitsch.

Belogradchik fortress in the Balkan Mountains of Bulgaria.

Belogradchik fortress in the Balkan Mountains of Bulgaria.

Bulgaria

Located between Romania (to the north) and Greece And Turkey (to the south), Bulgaria is also a great road trip destination, with winding routes that criss-cross the Balkans.

Rural village women harvest a mountainside wheat crop.

Rural village women harvest a mountainside wheat crop.

LESOTHO

The tiny mountain kingdom provides grand views, great adventures and a look at real village life of southern Africa.

Beisbol  (baseball) was first played in Cuba in 1874.

Beisbol (baseball) was first played in Cuba in 1874.

CUBA

Baseball in Cuba is more than a pastime. It’s a national calling. During the Spanish colonial period, picking up a bat and sliding into home because something of a rallying cry of Cuban nationalism.

Dalol Mineral pools in northern Ethiopia, within the Danakil Depression.

Dalol Mineral pools in northern Ethiopia, within the Danakil Depression.

ETHIOPIA

One of the least corrupted countries from outside influences, visiting Ethiopia turns all your expectations on their head. From the presumed time of day to vastly deep culture.

A junk boat in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour.

A junk boat in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong, which attracts 30 millions visitors a year, is probably the easiest city to visit in Asia. And the most worthwhile.