March 2010

Post image for Diving into Local Culture the Couchsurfing Way

…here was an established community of person-to-person foreign exchange driven not by money but by the desire to learn about one another…the power of the internet is so apparent in its ability to facilitate communities like Couchsurfing… Read more...

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Post image for Travel Bug: An Origin Story

…I was away, in a far off place, calling out “cheers” and “sláinte” time and again. And warm. Warmed by the peat fire, the countless pints, and the companionship of shared experience… Read more...

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…the past month has been busy and plans are starting to come together. Thankfully, winter’s knifing winds and crusty layer of knee-deep snow have started their migration toward southerly climes. A season has come and gone, and I continue to march toward my goal… Read more...

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Post image for They Don’t Make Guidebooks for Trailblazers

…I want to know what’s happening when nothing’s happening. I guess, in a sense, I’m seeking the “mundane.” The Seinfeld of travel experiences. Because I think it’s in day-to-day routine that you capture swift insights into the culture… Read more...

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Post image for Trackpacking: Explosions in the Sky

…I need to slow down in moments like these and process the journey and my emotions. Because it’s so bittersweet to only comprehend these intangibles after the trip is over, I am constantly seeking understanding in situ. There is music in the world to make this easier… Read more...

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