Hints 2 Travelers (Part 5: By Sea)


Hints 2 Travelers is a series of seven, minute-long travel videos shot in Thailand, Burma and Colombia between 2014 and 2016.

The series is inspired by the Royal Geographic Society’s book of the same name, “Hints to Travellers, Scientific and General” by Douglas W. Freshfield and W.J.L Wharton. Seventh edition published in 1893.

This antique explorer-bible was once carried from the Arctic to the Amazon by all true adventurers, forwarding science and undoubtedly saving many lives from the myriad dangers of 19th century travel.

We’ve come a long way. Travel is quick and comfortable. Survival is likely.

But, I’d argue, the wisdom in “Hints” is timeless. Its purpose remains: to feed useful tips to the would-be adventurer and provide a more fulfilling travel experience.

I hope these few hints help, wherever you may go.

Written, shot and edited by Michael Parisien

Quotes from:

“Hints to Travelers, Scientific and General” by Douglas W. Freshfield, W.J.L. Wharton

“The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon” by David Grann

“Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly” by Anthony Bourdain

Original music by Surf.

Music courtesy of Marmoset in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.