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The Feeling After An Extended Trip

Thursday, July 10, 2014
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John Jackson describes the feeling of a long trip and when that trip is over
John Jackson describes the feeling of a long trip and when that trip is over

For those of you who have ever been on an extended trip, you know the feeling when you return back home. It's tough to really put it into words, but you feel different. I'm not going to attempt to do so here, but I was recently watching the Red Bull series "Brothers on the Run" and in the finale snowboarder John Jackson summed up that feeling very well.

India Advice

Friday, January 31, 2014
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Nasty Hotel Room In India
The bathroom in my hotel room

Hey what's up! My name is Justin. I work with Colter and he told me your the guy to talk to if I'm planning a trip to India. He said you had a guide or a book you put together about your trip. Just looking on any insight on time of year to go and what hostels would be good. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanx!!

Patagonia Video – A Story For Tomorrow

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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A Story For Tomorrow Lake
A lake in Patagonia as seen in the video

My friend Travelstache just posted this video on facebook. He posts a lot of cool stuff, but I really liked this one. It's called "A Story For Tomorrow", and it's a video that a couple made about their 5 week trip to Patagonia and Chile.

Really Good Boxing Day Tsunami Film

Friday, September 7, 2012
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Tsunami Wave
The tsunami wave about to crash into the shore on Boxing Day 2004 in Phuket, Thailand

I just came across what I thought was a 10 minute compilation video of the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004. I clicked on it, got hooked, then found out it was only part 1 of 7. By that time I couldn't put it down, and ended up spending the next hour plus watching a handful of people's first hand Tsunami stories.

Country Counting – What Counts As A Visit?

Friday, June 22, 2012
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My Where I've Been Travel Map
A screen shot of my "Where I've Been" map, keeping track of all the countries I've visited

Anybody that's traveled extensively will tell you that eventually your ego gets involved in your travel decision making. At a certain point, a point which surely depends on the person, you start to count the countries you've been to, and you begin to collect the "notches under your belt". When you're making travel plans, you start to consider neighboring countries to your prime destination, not because they're of particular interest to you, but because you feel like you're so close you may as well check it off the list. It's at this point that you have to ask yourself, what constitutes a visit to a country?

Travel Hotspots That Will Nurture Your Inner Nerd

Thursday, June 14, 2012
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The Yoda Fountain
The Yoda Fountain of Lucasfilm’s Headquarters near San Francisco (source: dougSawyer

Didn't "geek" used to be derogatory? When once to be called a "geek" was enough to cause one to have a lifelong inferiority complex, it now is considered a badge of honor. Consider Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg--both self-described lifelong geeks. Who's laughing now?

El Camino Del Rey – The Unknown 2nd Half

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
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Broken Section Of El Camino Del Rey's Second Part
One of a couple missing sections along the lesser known second part of El Camino Del Rey

Recently L. Vincent from New Zealand left a comment on one of the most popular posts on the site, Photos To El Caminito Del Rey. He let me know that I never actually completed the hike, that really I only went about half way. This came as a surprise to me because I've read a lot about El Camino, and spoken to a lot of people about it, but I'd never heard of this second part. I asked him some questions about it and if he had any photos to share, and he was happy to offer. Below are some of the photos I handpicked from his set, as well as his answers to my questions about the trip through the ENTIRE El Camino Del Rey.

World Map Showing Visa Requirements

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
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US Visa Requirements Map
A map showing the visa requirements for US citizens visiting countries around the world

I'm currently planning a trip to the Middle East with a friend of mine, trying to figure out which countries are both safe and easy to get into for US and Finnish citizens. He just sent me over a link to some wikipedia pages showing maps with countries highlighted in colors based on Visa requirements. I thought this was really cool and pretty useful, so here you go...

Caminito Del Rey Von Ryans Express Video

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
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El Camino Del Rey In Von Ryans Express
A screen cap from the 1965 movie Von Ryan's express showing El Caminito Del Rey

One of the most popular posts on this site has been about a dangerous hike in Southern Spain known as El Caminito Del Rey. Although El Caminito Del Rey has become a bit of an internet sensation in recent times, it's not well known that it was featured in the movie "Von Ryan's Express" back in 1965. Here is a clip from the movie showing the upper path in pretty good shape before it was torn down.

A Video From My Recent Colombia Trip

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
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Fishing In Colombia
My friends and I fishing in Tayrona National Park

While in Colombia I made friends with a guy from Buenos Aires. He ended up traveling with us for 9 or 10 days so we visited a lot of the same places. He carried one of the little Go Pro cameras with him and made this video when he got home. The video is pretty cool, and I really like the song he chose, "Good As Gold" by Tiga. You can follow my friend Manuel on twitter at http://twitter.com/manuchis.

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