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(YNP IV) - The Physics of The Quest

While it is commonly believed that all of us where born with the same capability, with time it transpires to become the other way round. Keeping fame, wealth, and material aside, in our day to day life we get to see some of these guys having developed their own attitude towards life and gained exceptional skills in whatever they’re interested in. 1,014 more words


Mount Mayon

Timelapse of Mayon Volcano

The Mayon Volcano at it’s perfect weather. Best to explore during summer time of the Philippines. You can rent an ATVs around the Cagsawa Ruins area. 75 more words


Hiking the AT via Virtual Reality.

This is a rewrite of a blog I wrote in 2013 while preparing to hike the AT.  It appears today on the AT Expert Advice Facebook page. 982 more words


Words of Wisdom Wednesday #1

Welcome to my Words of Wisdom Wednesday series.

You may not need these tips today but you may need them some day…


When in a cafe or restaurant in a foreign country, and you don’t want to be disturbed or hassled, carry a folded newspaper in the language of the country you’re in.

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Boredom on Long Distance Hikes

Entering Virginia Blues territory.

There’s no set distance or time on the trail when the boredom switch flips. The lucky ones don’t experience boredom, but they are few in number. 815 more words


Planning Your On-trail Budget

Where the budget starts for most hikers.

From and article I prepared for the Appalachian Trail Expert Advice Facebook page, January 5, 2018.

Running out of money is one of the primary reasons hikers do not finish their thru hikes. 2,279 more words


Byron Bay vibes

Byron Bay is that hippie town on the east coast that everybody goes to once and will fall in love with instantly. On my previous Aussie trips I did parts of the east coast and whenever I met fellow travelers that heard I made it to Surfers Paradise, the next approach was if you liked Surfers, you will love Byron. 991 more words