Tag Archives: 30 Before 30

Turning 30 While Traveling

These past ten months have been one big birthday celebration.   As the last year of my 20s approached, a desire cropped up to dust off the cobwebs of life and travel.  Ultimately this manifested into what other western societies … Continue reading

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An Underwater Feat

Recently I wrote about the lack of progress I’ve made towards one of my 30 Before 30 feats: completing a pull-up.  I may have even lamented that it would take a miracle to achieve one at this stage in the game, one … Continue reading

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30b30 Update: 3 Month Countdown

This past Sunday marked the 3 month countdown to 30.  I thought I’d do a quick catch-up on what I’ve achieved, what I’m aiming to still accomplish and what will sadly fall into the 35b35 bucket! Working On It: #14 … Continue reading

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How Not To Camp in El Salvador

While chicken buses are definitively the cheapest way to travel around El Salvador, renting a car was a convenient option for 24-hours of camping, hiking and sightseeing.  The road-trip loop encompassed approx 130 miles starting and ending in San Salvador with … Continue reading

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First RTW Stop: El Salvador

The morning of my big RTW departure I woke in a panic.  There was some legitimate stress.  The place I’d lined up to stay – my first Couchsurfing experience – fell through hours before I was to leave.  But I … 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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