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Huckleberry Finn

Hey Kids,

I make no bones about it, I enjoy Mark Twain.

I haven’t read every piece he ever wrote, but I have a lifetime to get them all done, but suffice to say that those I have read, I enjoy. 297 more words


Chaos in Paradise

People like the edges of things. 

Newfoundland is all about the edges, the seacoasts that positively shout, “How’s she goin’, baey, I’m rugged.” There’s not much in the middle except people rushing to get to the sides and the corners and the pointy parts jutting into the sea that, for the record, is cold. 664 more words


"Roughing" it at Number 1

I previously told you about some of Johannesburg’s winning ways in the post: It would be a crime NOT to tell you. Now, I’ve stumbled across some MORE positive news about this thrumming city that we currently call home. 148 more words

South Africa

Urban(ish) Car Camping

You’ve decided (or are forced) to start a life as an urban camper. An adventure is awaiting you! No more noisy neighbors, annoying landlords, and house or rental payments that drain your bank account fast than you can say ‘Damn!’. 1,405 more words


Camp Huustupidideawassisaneewae

As I write this, I am camping by myself for the very first time. Flying solo, as it were, like Meriwether Lewis, Neil Armstrong, Butch Cassidy, and other classic American frontiersmen who ventured forth to become men without fathers to pitch the tent or girlfriends to chop the firewood. 748 more words


Vintage Camper Redo

Those of you who have followed me for awhile may remember that quite awhile back we purchased a vintage 50s era camper.  It was definitely a fixer upper, the first order of business the gaping hole in the door where a window should have been! 235 more words

6 Essentials Missing From Hostels That Anger All Travelers

Hostel life is great, there is no doubt about that. It is an entertaining, social, and economical way to go about traveling which many people enjoy. 849 more words