Tag Archives: Backpacking

Annapurna Circuit Tidbits

Occasionally I’m asked how in the world I packed in enough food for three weeks on the Annapurna Circuit and I have to burst their bubble that I’m not so hard core and that I actually ate three meals a … Continue reading

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The Annapurna Circuit – A Nepal Adventure

Coming off a lazy few months in SE Asia, I moaned and griped about the beast on my back that would accompany me for weeks up and down mountains, along trails and roads, through forests and near deserts.  The Annapurna … Continue reading

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Exploring Angkor Wat in 3 Days

Just 3 miles outside the city center of Siem Reap, Cambodia the ancient temple of Angkor Wat sits amongst 400 sq km of land comprising a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Angkor Archaeological Park offers 1, 3 or 7 day … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday: Grazing in Nepal

Technically these are not wild horses, but whatever. This was taken on a detour from the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. After hiking for hours up to over 15,000ft I was rewarded with this amazing view of the Annapurna mountain range, … Continue reading

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When A Tourist Attraction Feels All Wrong

Outside the city of Battambang, Cambodia one of the highlights is to visit the killing caves. During the 1970s, during Pol Pot’s rule of the Khmer Rouge government, these caves outside town were used for murder.  For whatever reason, what … Continue reading

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Hiking, Diving & Wildlife in Sabah – Borneo!

There’s something to be said for being flexible and listening to travel advice from fellow nomads.  Travel plans were nearly locked in surrounding my sister visits, but my buddies over at SmashAdventures spoke with such passion about their Borneo excursions that … Continue reading

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Backpacker or Flashpacker?

Something strange happened to me when I hit Indonesia.  From sleeping on a shelf on a boat off the coast of Australia, suddenly it was all air condition and modern bathrooms for me.  I was dangerously close to becoming a … Continue reading

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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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Intentional Layovers in Australia

Prior to this travel year, I would look up potential airfare based on my final destination.  There was no time to spare dilly-dallying getting there or back with so few vacation days.  Go, go, go! Now searching for flights is … Continue reading

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A Terrifying Walk Through the Woods

Australia tends to be known for its dangerous creatures.  What I had not realized before arriving in Cairns is that most of them are concentrated in that tropical corner of the country: saltwater crocs, sharks, spiders, snakes, box jellyfish, the … Continue reading

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