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What have I been reading to prepare for Vietnam and Indonesia? A lot of blogs.

Non-fiction. But mostly blogs. They have quickly become the best way I know to do research for our upcoming backpacking trip to South East Asia! 964 more words


Grand Vacation: Grand Canyon (Day 4)

Welcome to the fourth — and final — installment of our Grand Canyon backpacking posts. (I do plan on writing a post or two about Colorado so you still get some more Grand Vacation stories, whether you like it or not!) 1,445 more words


Celebrating Naivety

He stepped out of the shadows and asked me where I was from. In return I posed the same question. Indonesia? Wow, good answer. Having just traveled through Java virtually on foot, having been fed and sheltered in local homes as an honoured guest and having made many new friends with whom I would remain in contact for years to come, there was no other people I was so in love with as much as them. 1,109 more words


PCT Hike - Day 5

When I looked at my maps at Bobby Lake, I noticed that my next section of hiking would be abundant with wetlands. Lots of lakes. There is something delightful about setting up a tent near a lakeshore. 1,083 more words


The "perfect" set up - is it possible???

After much research, I saved up quite a sum of money and purchased what I thought was the “Perfect” set up.  After receiving and trying my new items, I am surprised at the number of items I have traded/sold/purchased different items. 198 more words