Category Archives: Planning & Gear

The Unsung Heroes: What I Don’t Want to Live Without In My Backpack!

It’s probably obvious that a Kindle or quick dry clothing come in handy on an around-the-world trip, but there are little add-ons that make my life so much easier and deserve to be recognized. Laundry Soap Bar This little gem … Continue reading

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Finding Fault In The No-Plan Plan

At the end of last year I bought a one-way ticket bound for New Zealand, a bus pass to get around the country and stopped planning.  The new me.  No lists, no carefully plotted out course. Only before NZ ever … Continue reading

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Gear Review: What Works & What Quit 13+ Countries Later

For more than half a year now I’ve been wandering the globe with only two bags strapped to my front and back.  I’ve come to rely heavily on all the contents in my bags. There are now a few adjustments … Continue reading

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Round II RTW: What’s next?

The other side of the world!  That is what’s happening.   (Windsor Castle – Heathrow layover; Singapore view on my morning run) This blog does not often venture into too much personal territory, but here we go.  A majority of … Continue reading

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RTW Packing

For nearly a year I’ve scrolled through pages upon pages of blog recommendations, visited five separate outdoorsy stores (multiple times), tried on countless backpacks and scrutinized my pack list.  Now with just one day left (full panic mode), I’ve reached … Continue reading

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The Final Countdown to Traveling the World!

This is the transition phase.  I’m in between chapters in my life, excited for what is to come and yet constantly reminiscing over the past.   I’ve been surprised at how quickly all the joy of built up excitement faded … Continue reading

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Developing A Love For Travel

While whittling down my possession this past week I went through albums of photos, taking out the pictures to condense space and eventually digitally scan.  There were frightful pictures from my dark-ages (10-19?), nostalgic family pictures and then several stacks … Continue reading

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