Welcome to Without A Path

This is your stop for travel stories and advice on how to get off the tourist trek around the globe. Travel author (Talking Tico), filmmaker, podcaster and photographer, Joe Baur, shares his experiences and expert advice on how to travel like a local from Rome to El Salvador complete with recommendations on language learning, books, movies and even podcasts. When he's not writing, he's the host of the Without A Path travel podcast and co-host of the trivago Podcast. Have questions? Send an email. Otherwise, happy scrolling.



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There's a type of traveler drawn to destinations with a history of tragedy. I'm one of them. For me, it's about learning from the worst moments in human history, drawing lessons, and seeing how people have since attempted to move on. Few places in the world have had the comeback story Warsaw is still writing and now is a particularly exciting time to see the Polish capital in action.

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Travel Books, Podcast & Off The Tourist Trek Guides

Travel books by Joe Baur and travel guides that get you off the tourist trek by featuring personal recommendations and experiences from around the world.