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Thursday, July 10, 2014
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.
Friday, January 31, 2014
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!!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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.
Friday, September 7, 2012
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.
Friday, June 22, 2012
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?
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
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.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
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...
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
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.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
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.
Monday, March 12, 2012
One of the restaurants and camp sites at Tayrona National Park
It's 10pm on a Monday night, my friends just left and I'm now sitting here alone at the Cranky Croc hostel in Bogotá, Colombia, reflecting on my last 2 weeks here in Colombia. The trip was great, it was full of adventure, close calls, beaches, and beer. Colombia is a beautiful country I'll surely visit again, and could have easily spent 1 to 2 months in. This post is going to be a quick recap of what we did, enjoyed, wish we could have done, and didn't really care for.