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Mexico City for $400

This past week I had time off of work and wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do. I was browsing flights online (which is my activity I do when I’m bored), and I saw a deal for roundtrip flights to Mexico City for $180 (via VivaAerobus, from Las Vegas). I pondered over whether I should...

My Trail Co Hyperlight Hooded Down Jacket Review

My Trail reached out to me a couple months ago about reviewing their Women’s 850 Fill Hyperlight Hooded Down Jacket. This was the first time I had ever heard of My Trail, but after doing some research I found out that they are the reincarnation of the GoLite brand. GoLite was an old...

Staying fit while long-term travelingStaying fit while long-term traveling

Tips for Staying Fit While Long-Term Traveling

This past year, I traveled for over seven months through Asia and Eastern Europe. I started my travels by hiking 800 miles across Nepal’s Himalaya mountains. I lost about 20 pounds because of my lifestyle of walking every day and living on a diet of mostly rice, vegetables, and meat. Not...

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Mountain House Meals Review

*There are affiliate links in this post, meaning if you click a link and buy something I might get compensation at no expense to you. Mountain House recently sent me their 2-Day Food Supply box to try out. While the box is marketed for emergency food situations, Mountain House is also a...

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Vegetarian Backpacking Recipes

I’ve blogged before about how much I like using dehydrated vegetables to enhance my trail meals. My dehydrated vegetable provider of choice is Harmony House, and they were nice enough to send a Backpacking Kit along to Nepal with Buckey and I while we thru-hiked the Great Himalaya Trail...

Mountains of Montenegro: Kotor and Durmitor National ParkMountains of Montenegro: Kotor and Durmitor National Park

Montenegro’s Mountains: Kotor and Durmitor

My week in Montenegro consisted of exploring Kotor, going on a day tour, hiking in Durmitor National Park, and renting a car which I also slept in. I kept meeting travelers who told me that they got around by hitch-hiking. It’s something I used to enjoy doing back on the Appalachian Trail...

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Hiking in Albania’s Accursed Mountains

After departing from Romania, the next destination I planned to visit was Albania’s Accursed Mountains. Of course, Romania and Albania are far apart. I decided to break the trip up by staying in Sofia, Bulgaria for a few days. Well, actually I only wanted to stay one day, but it...