Today I present the first of what will hopefully become many video travel adventures. I started out with one of my favorite travel hacks, The Magic Subway Game. The premise is simple. Get on a subway system in a city you are not familiar with and get off at a random spot. It’s an adventure for less than the cost of a sandwich :-)

I have found this game super useful for getting to know a new city and for getting over the uneasiness of traveling solo. If you can handle this, it makes it much easier to handle everything else.

A note on the format

As I have mentioned in previous posts, I am trying to get more into visual storytelling. This was the first video that I have shot, edited and narrated all while being on the road. I had a super good time doing it and only used gear that I could fit into my one carry-on travel bag (which is the same bag that holds all of my other stuff). Minimalism and filmmaking do not go hand-in-hand but I am happy that I was able to find a compromise.

Do you want to see more of these? Are the included “pro tips” helpful?