Author: Nate Hake

Nate Hake is a digital nomad from Denver, Colorado who has been traveling the world full time since 2016. He has traveled to 65+ countries across six continents around the world and writes about emerging travel destinations at TravelLemming.com. His travel advice and musings have been featured in high-profile publications like NBC News, Lonely Planet, Mic, and many more.
56 Best Denver Restaurants in 2022 (Where to Eat, By Locals)

56 Best Denver Restaurants in 2022 (Where to Eat, By Locals)

Travel Lemming’s 3 Denver local writers – Nate, Abigail & Laura – collaborated on this absolutely epic guide of the 56 best Denver restaurants.  Whether you’re looking for a fancy place to impress a date, or just where to eat out on a budget, you’ll find something on this list of our favorite places to…

Osprey Porter 46 Review (My Honest Take After 61 Countries)

Osprey Porter 46 Review (My Honest Take After 61 Countries)

If you are looking for an honest Osprey Porter 46 review, I promise you won’t find a more experienced Osprey Porter tester than me. How can I be so sure? Because over the past decade, I’ve taken my Osprey Porter 46 backpack to more than 60 countries across 6 continents. I’ve taken the bag through…

12 Best Travel Backpacks for Europe, 2022 (Tested & Ranked)

12 Best Travel Backpacks for Europe, 2022 (Tested & Ranked)

Finding the best travel backpack for Europe can be a daunting task. A backpack might be the biggest investment you make in your Eurotrip beside plane tickets. Plus, you’ll use your travel backpack literally all the time (they don’t call it “backpacking Europe” for nothing)! I am a travel blogger who has been backpacking the…

Best Time to Visit Europe | When to Go (2022 Honest Guide)

Best Time to Visit Europe | When to Go (2022 Honest Guide)

In general, the best time to visit Europe is during the shoulder season. In most European countries the shoulder runs from mid-April to mid-June and again during the month of September. This is the best time to go for cheaper prices and fewer crowds, while still offering relatively decent weather. Well, that’s the short answer…

Where to Stay in Puerto Vallarta (Best Areas & Places)

Where to Stay in Puerto Vallarta (Best Areas & Places)

I have stayed in every popular Puerto Vallarta neighborhood. Your choice of where to stay in Puerto Vallarta can majorly affect how much you enjoy your trip!  Each of Puerto Vallarta’s different areas has its own vibe, so you need to choose wisely. Travelers looking for a lively area might like the Romantic Zone, while…

Ireland Itinerary | A Foolproof 7 Day Road Trip [2022]

Ireland Itinerary | A Foolproof 7 Day Road Trip [2022]

Trying to craft that perfect Ireland itinerary? I’ve got you covered with a foolproof, “all-done-for-you” 7 days in Ireland itinerary which will satisfy even the most picky traveler! Why a week? Well, it’s just enough time to cover the highlights of Ireland and get a good taste for the Emerald Isle. Plus, it makes it…

Renting a Car in Mexico in 2022 (A Complete “How to” Guide)

Renting a Car in Mexico in 2022 (A Complete “How to” Guide)

Renting a car in Mexico is one of the best ways to explore this beautiful country, and to see places that other tourists miss. But the Mexican car rental system can be tricky to navigate, and unfortunately there are a few common pitfalls and scams that you need to avoid.  I’m a Mexico travel expert,…

50 Places to Travel in 2022 (Best Emerging Destinations)

50 Places to Travel in 2022 (Best Emerging Destinations)

Published December 15, 2021 Gone are the days when choosing where to travel was a care-free exercise of day dreaming and indulging our wanderlust. With ever-changing travel restrictions and the rise of new variants, picking places to travel in 2022 requires more thought, research, and planning. Perhaps there is a silver lining in that. Where…

10 Tulum Beach Hotels for Oceanfront Views (in 2022)

10 Tulum Beach Hotels for Oceanfront Views (in 2022)

Let’s be honest: you’re going to Tulum is for its beautiful beaches, you beautiful bohemian beach bum. And, if you want to splash out on the best possible vacation, there’s really nothing quite like booking a boutique resort or hotel directly on Tulum beach.  Staying in a Tulum beach hotel means you get to fall…

12 Best Cenotes Near Valladolid, Mexico (Ultimate Guide)

12 Best Cenotes Near Valladolid, Mexico (Ultimate Guide)

Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula is famous for its cenotes, covered or partially open swimming holes fed by underground springs. You can find literally thousands of cenotes in the peninsula, but many of the best are the cenote near Valladolid, Mexico.  Because Valladolid is located in the center of the peninsula, with a slightly higher elevation than…

The Backpacker by Salkan | A Review of My New Bag [2022]

The Backpacker by Salkan | A Review of My New Bag [2022]

After a decade backpacking to 70 countries with the same Osprey bag, 2021 is finally the year I’ve decided to reassess my personal backpack situation. It’s odd it took me so long, considering that reviewing the best travel backpacks is a big part of my job. But, though I’ve tested out many bags, none of…

Spain Travel Insurance | What You Need to Know [in 2022]

Spain Travel Insurance | What You Need to Know [in 2022]

Spain is a relatively safe travel destination, but when I visit I still choose to get travel insurance for Spain. After five years of traveling full time, I’ve just had too many things go wrong in places where I didn’t even expect it. I was burglarized in Belize, contracted dengue in Thailand, and got trapped…

Georgia Travel Insurance | A Complete Guide [2022]

Georgia Travel Insurance | A Complete Guide [2022]

Planning a trip to the country of Georgia and unsure of whether you need travel insurance for Georgia? Well, fear not because I’m here to help! I’m Nate Hake – a travel blogger, recovering attorney, and digital nomad who has visited Georgia multiple times – I even lived in Georgia for and entire summer. And…

Travel Insurance for Thailand | 3 Best Sites to Search [2022]

Travel Insurance for Thailand | 3 Best Sites to Search [2022]

If you are thinking of traveling to Thailand, as the country starts to reopen to tourism, you will need to get travel insurance for Thailand. As of last year, Thailand’s government is now requiring a minimum of $100,000 medical insurance for almost all non-Thai travelers to enter Thailand. That’s just the minimum though. Travel insurance…

Greece Travel Insurance | Everything You Should Know [in 2022]

Greece Travel Insurance | Everything You Should Know [in 2022]

Earlier this summer, Greece made headlines by becoming one of the first countries to open to vaccinated tourists. Understandably, a record number of visitors are opting to get travel insurance for Greece to add peace of mind in times of a global health crisis.  I’ve been what I call a “professional traveler” for five years…

Croatia Travel Insurance | Everything You Need to Know

Croatia Travel Insurance | Everything You Need to Know

Croatia is generally a safe place for tourists to explore, but Croatia travel insurance can provide added security on your trip. Anything can happen abroad, so consider insurance an investment to preserve your peace of mind! A lot has happened on the road since I quit my corporate attorney job to travel full time. I’ve…

Serbia Travel Insurance | Everything You Need to Know

Serbia Travel Insurance | Everything You Need to Know

Serbia is an incredible country to travel but, like everywhere, things can go wrong there. Buying travel insurance for Serbia can provide an extra sense of protection for a worry-free vacation. As a former insurance litigator turned travel blogger, I often get asked if I buy travel insurance. And the answer is, yes, I do….

Canada Travel Insurance | What You Need to Know in 2022

Canada Travel Insurance | What You Need to Know in 2022

Endowed with unique urban cities, miles of picturesque nature-scapes, and super-friendly residents, Canada is undoubtedly a stunning destination.  Although Canada is generally a very safe place to visit, getting travel insurance for Canada offers peace of mind and protection from the unexpected (especially crucial with everything going on these days). I’m a former corporate insurance…

Ireland Travel Insurance | Everything You Need to Know

Ireland Travel Insurance | Everything You Need to Know

Ireland is pretty safe as travel destinations go, but getting travel insurance for Ireland offers peace of mind. You know never know what could happen abroad – even in Ireland! Since I quit my corporate attorney job to travel the world and blog, I’ve been through a lot: dengue in Thailand, robbery in Belize, protests…

Valladolid, Mexico | Ultimate Guide (+ 22 Best Things to Do)

Valladolid, Mexico | Ultimate Guide (+ 22 Best Things to Do)

Valladolid, Mexico is an incredible hidden gem located deep in Mexico’s Yucatan jungle. After nearly a year traveling the Yucatan peninsula, Valladolid remains my absolute favorite place to travel in Mexico. Vibrant. Authentic. Unique. Valladolid is authentic Mexico at its best. Ready to explore? This mega guide is chock-full of insider trip-planning secrets and tips…