62 Days, 27 Cities, 10 Countries
Aug27

62 Days, 27 Cities, 10 Countries

After 9 weeks spent living out of one small backpack, wearing the same outfits over and over, sleeping in bunks with 12 other people, and spending no more than 3 nights in one place, I thought I would be ready to go back home.  Yes, I was completely and utterly exhausted from spending the past 9 weeks waking early, walking sometimes 15 miles in one day while exploring every inch of a city, and spending nights on trains or out at pubs...

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Walking the Plank
Jun25

Walking the Plank

We spent the last four nights of our trip in a small beach town named Pefkohori, just relaxing and recuperating from climbing so many mountains.  Yesterday, we decided to spend the day at sea on a ship that left from the docks around 9:30 am.  My roommate and I woke in the usual way, with someone banging on our door.  This time it was Stephen, telling us we only had 10 minutes to be at the ship or get left behind, but thankfully we...

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Me, Myself, and My Backpack
Jun15

Me, Myself, and My Backpack

I’m the type of person who takes two bags, a purse, and my backpack when I travel home for one weekend.  I’m usually also balancing a stack of loose items in one arm as I dig in my pocket for my car keys on my way out of town.  Tomorrow, this all changes.  When I arrive at the airport in the morning, I will be carrying only one item with me: a 45 liter hiking backpack.  In this one small bag, I have crammed everything that...

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