Monthly Archives: November 2014

The future is bright

“The best things in life aren’t things.” -Art Buchwald Millennials are rejecting the Boomer philosophy of “He who dies with the most toys wins” and replacing it with “He who dies with the most experiences wins.” Isn’t that a much more … Continue reading

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Why you should never take the trip of a lifetime

The phrase “trip of a lifetime” needs to be retired. By adding those three simple worlds to an upcoming or recently completed trip, you are giving up. If I say that my round-the-world trip was the journey of a lifetime, I’m … Continue reading

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Europe or Southeast Asia? Which is better for American backpackers?

I talk to countless people that want to travel long-term, the majority of them being (American) college students who are just months away from graduation. They usually ask about my RTW trip and then tell me how they’ve always thought about … Continue reading

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The Vietnam Vet

“Does this bus go to the Tri-Rail station?” With one foot on the bus and one on the street, I waited for confirmation from the bus driver. I was hunched over from the weight of my 60 Liter backpack and clearly … Continue reading

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