Without A Path


Joe Baur is an American travel author, writer, filmmaker and podcaster whose work has appeared in variety of domestic and international outlets, including Matador Network, BBC Travel, Viator, and CraftBeer.com to name a few. He’s also the author of various Falcon Guides titles and 2016’s Talking Tico: (Mis)adventures of a gringo traveling Costa Rica and Central America.

Following a year of living in Costa Rica, where he joined The Tico Times staff and contributed travel content, Joe returned to the United States and launched the Without A Path travel podcast, featuring conversations with fellow travelers on the experiences that have most shaped their lives. In August 2016 he relocated to Düsseldorf where he continues to pursue unique travel stories with a preference for getting off the tourist trek.


Individual press trips are accepted on a case-by-case basis, resulting in authentic, detailed coverage at joebaur.com and associated social media accounts. Disclaimers are given on all posts resulting from press trips, noting the relationship and that all opinions remain my own. In other words, if I don’t like something, I won’t hide it anymore than I do when I love something.

Previous trips have resulted in narrative and photographic essays, video coverage, podcasts, and itineraries for future travelers. Previous partners include numerous tourism agencies, DMOs, CVBs, and travel outfitters from across the globe.


I’ve been known to string words together and form sentences in a public forum, some even say to the benefit of the listening public. So let’s chat about having me speak to your group on a variety of topics, including travel writing, storytelling, sustainable travel, tourism working with travel media, ethical travel or whatever else we can concoct together. Some personal favorites include: Travel writing, storytelling, sustainable travel, how tourism can work with travel media, ethical travel, language learning, the importance of making your destination car-free accessible, and traveling in an age of perceived danger. Previously I’ve spoken on behalf of North Dakota tourism on my personal experiences and digital storytelling, combined with a sponsored trip resulting in video, photographic, and editorial content.

“Joe presented to our North Dakota Writers and Bloggers group and shared some amazing experiences as well as provided insightful tips and tricks on capturing unique stories. His delivery was spot-on and attendees walked away inspired to create engaging content.” — Kim Schmidt, Public & Media Relations Manager at the North Dakota Department of Commerce – Tourism Division


Drive traffic to your website, enhance brand awareness, and reach a diverse audience of travelers and adventurers by advertising at joebaur.com. Previous partners include BMC Switzerland, Chaco, Klean Kanteen, Gorilla Backpack and more.


Sponsored content opportunities are available in editorial and video formats for joebaur.com as well as for the Without A Path travel podcast. Email for more information.


Folks who are interested in domestic and international travel, culture, craft beer, cities, fitness, product and event reviews come to joebaur.com. How do they get there? Top-notch SEO writing and social media promotion on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest and Facebook.


Sometimes I’m asked questions by other journalists. Here’s a sampling of published interviews and podcast appearances.





This is a creative outlet. If you have something in mind you’d like to discuss, don’t be shy. In fact, let’s go outside the box together. After all, there’s nothing wrong with a little crazy.

Contact me using the form below.

  • Hello Joe,

    Thanks for stopping by VISIT Milwaukee at TBEX! Sorry Katy and I didn’t have more time to talk to you. If you’re ever in our area, please let us know so we can help you out with a great itinerary in Milwaukee. I could use your email address to add into our database if you could send that. Hope your TBEX was productive.
    Happy travels!

  • Hi Joe,

    I saw on Byron Kidd’s Facebook that you’re going to be investigating cycling in Tokyo.

    Have you considered visiting Ehime, the Cycling Paradise, and riding the Shimanami Kaido while you’re in Japan?