Climbing Mount Rokko

Convincing my reluctant partner to climb Mount Rokko was my trade-off for taking the expensive bullet train all the way to Kobe to meet him. I struggle to follow his quick step up the hill as I weakly hop up the mountain behind him.

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What to Pack for Hitchhiking

It is very important to remember that whatever you pack for hitchhiking will be carried upon your back at all times. And when you are hitchhiking, it is not uncommon to have to walk for large distances if you have been left in a bad place.

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A Weekend in Prague

I’d long been dreaming of traveling to Prague, and while hitchhiking through Central Europe, I was presented with the perfect opportunity.  After catching a not-so-quick ride out of Vienna, I headed north to the Czech Republic.  I’ll never forget the final leg into the outskirts of the city: a genuinely...

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48 Hours in Lviv, Ukraine

With only two weeks left in my year of European travel, I had to make a decision: revisit the places I’d grown to love or venture off to an unexplored destination: I chose the latter.  I hitched out of Eastern Poland and into Western Ukraine, after a tumultuous border...

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Hitchhiking from Istanbul to the UK: A Photo Story

After spending a few months teaching English in Istanbul, I was tired of the kids and tired of a monotonous routine. I wanted to get away and I wanted to do it in a way that I would remember and that would make me happy, rather than simply taking...

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How to get Anywhere with Anything for Nothing

If you roll a million-sided dice a million times you should expect to hit the jackpot. Traveling can be like that too.   I'd like you to try a simple mental exercise before we begin.

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Discovering Andean Bliss in Baňos Ecuador

Until today, all I knew of baňos is that it’s the Spanish word for bathroom. But a nice hotel clerk in Latacunga, Ecuador had told me that it’s the phrase for hot springs as well. She said that it’s also the name of an idyllic village in the central Andes...

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70 Days of Free Accommodation

When on the road, accommodation is a constant and large drain of funds. No matter where we go or what we do, we humans cannot survive without sleep. At least once a day, we need to lay our heads down somewhere safe and rest our bodies.

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Tobago: A Top Caribbean Destination By Ashley Curtin

It’s not the first island that comes to mind when planning a Caribbean getaway. Even though its white-sand beaches give way to crystal clear turquoise waters, Tobago is a hidden gem surrounded by the Caribbean Sea to one side and the Atlantic Ocean to the other.

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Free Campsites in British Columbia

Why pay upwards of $30 a night to camp with hundreds of other people when you can camp for free away from the crowds? Why indeed, when you can camp for free in quiet and peaceful surrounding however finding and securing your free campsite requires patience, skills, stealth and a...

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