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Counting the Cost of Long Term Travel

“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen Six months ago, this quote was a pretty good encapsulation of Justin’s and my understanding of what it meant to pack our lives into backpacks and embark on our long term travel adventure. And while I wouldn’t say the […]

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Adventure and Mindfulness with Bambike Ecotour’s Tour of Intramuros

The red tiles whipped past under my tires. Overhead, the white stone and arched brick roof blurred as I glided through the chambers of the Maestranza Wall. I was flying through history–through foreign occupations, through a World War and through painstaking restoration. I was seeing Manila’s past and present combine and unfold in front of me, chamber by chamber. […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Packing for Southeast Asia

One of the most difficult dilemmas when traveling to Southeast Asia for the first time is sorting through advice about what belongs on your packing list. Some bloggers paint a pretty dire picture of the region with their epic descriptions of “necessary” gear (think the modern-day version of what the settlers would have packed when setting […]

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