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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.

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.

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.

Salty Meets Fresh: Playa Langosta and Estuary, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Thursday, February 9, 2012
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Soccer on the Beach
A family plays soccer on Playa Langosta

Playa Langosta is a strip of beaches and rocky coast just south of the resort town of Tamarindo in Costa Rica. The shore is lined with resorts and bed and breakfasts, but most are removed enough from the beach, behind dense foliage, that the beach retains an unmolested feel. Playa Langosta can get pretty crowded during the peak season, so arriving just before that, early December, will give you perfect weather and a little less crowded experience.

Cool Video of the World’s Fastest Human Base Jumping in Norway

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
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Man Flying in a Squirrel Suit
Espen Fadnes flying down a mountain wearing a squirrel suit in Norway

A cool video of a guy base jumping in Norway. They have all sorts of cameras strapped to him and setup around the area of the jump, as well as microphones so you get the full experience. He's also wearing a squirrel suit which allows him to control how fast and where he goes. The video runs through the jump from planning to execution and review, very cool if you're into skydiving, base jumping, or extreme sports in general.

Ecoglide Ziplining – Arenal, Costa Rica

Sunday, September 11, 2011
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About to go - Arenal Zipline, Costa Rica
About to take off down the Arenal Zip Line

For any adrenaline fueled, adventure seeking individual planning on visiting Costa Rica, ziplining is a must! A perfect resort to encounter this experience was near the remote location of La Fortuna, a quaint town boasting a reputation for its spectaular setting overlooking the Arenal Volcano.

Mui Ne Sand Dunes – Offroading, ATVs, Sledding

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
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ATV Mui Ne White Dunes
My friend riding his ATV in front of a huge white dune with no footprints

Mui Ne has some of the craziest sand/soil I’ve ever seen, the reds were darker than I’ve seen even in Australia. The big draw for tourists in Mui Ne, other than the world class kite surfing, is the sand dune tour. We mentioned these tours in the Mui Ne Fairy Stream article, and we also mentioned how the Fairy Stream was more unique and we liked it better, however the sand dunes were a good visit as well. There are 2 sets of dunes the jeeps will take you to, one is white, and one is orange. The better ones in my opinion were the white sand dunes, and that’s what we’re talking about here.

Swimming With Jellyfish – Bucas Grande, Philippines

Monday, September 5, 2011
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Snorkeling with the jellyfish in Bucas Grande, Philippines
A jellyfish up close with a snorkeler in the background

Last month I was travelling through the Philippines. We spent 5 days visiting a friend on the Island of Siargao, famous for its surfing break Cloud 9, and relatively unknown otherwise (for now). He took us around to all the cool things he’s discovered on the island, including a set of water caves a few hours away by boat. Apparently we lucked out with our timing, because the caves were nothing compared to what was going on in a nearby cove. I guess it’s seasonal, but every year a nearby protected lagoon becomes a breeding ground for jellyfish.

Diving Julian Rocks Marine Reserve, Byron Bay

Thursday, July 21, 2011
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Julian Rocks Marine Reserve & Dive Site
Julian Rocks Marine Reserve & Dive Site

Before visiting Byron Bay, my perception of the place was that my trip would be mainly party oriented with some beach time during the day. I arrived in the morning on a shuttle from Surfers Paradise and walked straight into a shop to ask about diving a place I had read was one of the top 10 dive sites in Australia, Julian Rocks. They quickly ushered me over to the Byron Bay Dive Centre and said a boat was leaving in a few minutes.

Sailing The Capricorn Coast: Great Keppel Island

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
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Corner Beach Girl Great Keppel Island
A girl enjoying the corner beach on Great Keppel Island

The east coast of Australia has a well worn travel path carved into it, running from Cairns to Melbourne in either direction.  Along the way there are a set of stops which virtually everyone picks, and all the tour agencies promote.  These include from south to north: The Great Ocean Road, Melbourne, Sydney, Byron Bay, Gold Coast / Surfers Paradise, Brisbane, Fraser Island, Agnes Water / 1770, Airlie Beach & The Whitsundays, Townsville / Magnetic Island, and finally Cairns.  Most people don't stray very far off this path, but some of these places were not even that developed until fairly recently, so why do people not explore new places more often?  Recently I took a road trip from the Gold Coast up to a place called Yeppoon on the Capricorn Coast, where we set off for a sail around the Great Barrier Reef and Keppel Islands.

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