Welcome to Without A Path

This is your stop for travel stories and advice on how to get off the tourist trek around the globe. Travel author, filmmaker, podcaster and photographer, Joe Baur, shares his experiences and expert advice on how to travel like a local from Rome to El Salvador complete with recommendations on language learning, books, movies and even podcasts. When he's not writing, he's the host of the Without A Path travel podcast. Have questions? Send an email. Otherwise, happy scrolling.





Thuringia is firmly off the tourist trek as a North American traveler in the heart of Germany. You won’t recognize any of the city names around here, though history buffs might perk up at Weimar. Other than that, traveling in Thuringia is a fresh experience that’ll give you an arsenal of stories unique to those of other travelers who see Berlin or Munich and call it a day for Germany…

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Travel Books, Podcast & Off The Tourist Trek Guides

Travel books by Joe Baur and travel guides that get you off the tourist trek by featuring personal recommendations and experiences from around the world.