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The 32 Liter Packing Challenge!

Packing is like Zen to me. It’s an activity that brings me great calm, as I work to perfect what I would consider to be an art form. But this time was different. This was the time I truly put my new “ultralight backpacking” mentality to test! You see, in December I drastically downsized from a […]

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The Secret to Ultralight Backpacking

How do you define ultralight backpacking? Sure it’s minimalist packing, but everyone seems to have their own definition of this idea. After all, on my 2010 Asian Adventure I thought I was packing light… I had enough sets of fresh clothes for 5 days and enough shirts for a week! Here’s the thing… I didn’t know […]

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is a rather unlikely tourist destination. Aside from being the capital of the U.S. state of Utah, its claims to fame are being the host of the 2002 Winter Olympics and its role as the seat of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, more commonly known as the Mormon Church. […]

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Say What?? Travel Photo: Title

Bangkok is a city of many food courts. But it’s not quite the type of food court you like to think of. You see, the Thai version of a food court involves booths that only make one or two unique items. Often times, these will have a central cashier somewhere. That’s not to say that […]

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Why I Don’t Like Visiting Cities

When I told people I was going to China for 2 months, their faces lit up as they gushed about all those places they had always dreamed about seeing: Beijing, The Great Wall, and Xian’s Army of Terracotta Warriors. So imagine the looks on their faces when I told them that my travels did not […]

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Weekend in DC

Imagine, if you will, a city filled with gleaming white, regal-looking buildings. A gleaming capital city…the palatial crown of this democracy. That is, of course, if you don’t turn your head a little to the left! Washington DC is a city of contrasts. On one hand, it’s a picture perfect city that looks exactly like […]

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