Tattered Atlas Tales

“Traveling, it leaves you speechless,
then turns you into a storyteller.”
– Ibn Battuta


Saudi Arabia Travel Guide 2022

On September 27th, 2019, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia introduced an eVisa program. One of the most secretive countries on Earth had been gradually adopting tourism, but this program blew the doors open. Unfortunately, the program was put on hold due to COIVD, but has since been reestablished.

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Middle East

Stories from Saudi Arabia 2022

Saudi Arabia has been one of the least friendly countries when it comes to tourism, but a new evisa program, introduced a few years ago and then put on pause due to COVID, allows multiple entry for a year and can be obtained online in less than 15 minutes. The caveat is you need to fill out a lot of COVID-related forms.

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Middle East

Working from former Soviet Capitals 2021

Arriving in Moscow was a shit show. Passport control was a madhouse. People shoving, no real lines, just everyone for themselves. The woman at the counter got angry with me when I presented my documents. She kept yelling the same question at me, but I couldn’t understand her through the mask and glass window.

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Asia, Europe


Hi. I’m Kevin, a part time traveler, full time storyteller. I grew up in Northern California and now reside in Colorado with my wife and two daughters.

Ever since a disastrous “jungle tour” in Mexico when I was a kid, I’ve had a desire to see the world. Although, it wasn’t until I was in my early 20’s I was able to take my first trip overseas. Since then, I’ve traveled to 88 countries, on 6 continents, as well as all 50 states in the U.S.

I don’t make a living off travel, but I’ve chosen a career that allows me to travel more than the average person.

I don’t use YouTube and I don’t travel for the likes.
I travel first, share second.

Tattered Atlas Tales is my way of sharing the stories I’ve accumulated over the years. I will keep it honest. The focus will be on the “good”, but the bad and the ugly aspects of traveling will not be hidden. My hope is it will inspire others to expand their horizons and venture out of their comfort zone. If nothing else, I hope to open your eyes to a world you don’t see on the news.

This site is a work in progress for now, so it’s just stories I’ve already posted elsewhere, but I will be adding more stories, travel tips, and other content as time permits.