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Can a Life of Travel Truly Be a Reality?

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Sometimes I stand on a sea-worn lonely pier that stretches into a smoldering horizon, or in a groaning green forest as the leaves whisper to the wind, or in some ancient ruin of a once-upon-a-time civilization with my hands tracing the veins of centuries in the cracks, and I wonder to myself — …

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Are Hostels Safe? My First Time in a Hostel and I Found a Naked Lifeless Body in My Bed

In All Topics, First Time Traveler, Mis-Adventures, New Zealand, Travel Firsts by Ryan8 Comments

When you first start to travel, so many fears can pop into your head from getting robbed to missing flights to running out of money. And thanks to Hollywood horror films, hostels have been added to a list of things encouraged to fear, and for some, evoke images of kidnapping and torture. In …

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A Guide on Wheelchair Travel at Airports

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If you’re traveling with a wheelchair by air for the first time, the wheelchair services at airports are pretty standard. Most of the time, you will be able to use your wheelchair all the way through to boarding until you’re seated in the first couple of rows with your chair …

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I Lost 20lbs in India and almost Hospitalized: Why You Should Watch What You Eat When Traveling.

In All Topics, Health & Fitness, India, Lifestyle, Personal by Ryan14 Comments

Traveling isn’t always frolicking through fields in the Italian countryside, or living out childhood fantasies exploring ancient ruins like Indian Jones or Lara Croft. And though it would be nice if life always involved fried cheese and beer in Prague — life on the road isn’t always fine and dandy. Actually, …

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I Lost 20lbs in India and almost Hospitalized: Why You Should Watch What You Eat When Traveling.

In All Topics, Health & Fitness, India, Lifestyle, Personal by Ryan14 Comments

Traveling isn’t always frolicking through fields in the Italian countryside, or living out childhood fantasies exploring ancient ruins like Indian Jones or Lara Croft. And though it would be nice if life always involved fried cheese and beer in Prague — life on the road isn’t always fine and dandy. Actually, …

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Video: Surviving the Bumbling Death Bus from Jaipur to Jaisalmer, India

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Traveling from city to city in countries around the world by some sketchy mode of transport is nothing new. Driving three people on a motorbike was pretty easy. Hanging from the back of a songthaew wasn’t so bad. Hitchhiking in New Zealand? No sweat. But sometimes you take a ride in something and immediately think to yourself, “Will I survive this? Probably not…”

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Featured Country: India

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India is always a country I always hear described with one phrase: It’s a love and hate kind of country. And that is about as consistent as India gets. India, as I joked many times with different groups of backpackers, is consistently inconsistent. It is a paradox where the ugliness and beauty are hand in hand, where incredibly frustrating moments are followed by incredibly rewarding moments, where it is uplifting of the spirit yet depressing in the soul. Come read see the experiences I had!

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Featured Country: Italy

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Ever since I was a wee little boy, Italy was the country I dreamed of seeing over everything else. It was probably the badass gladiatorial culture that fascinated me as a youngin’ but as I got older it was the history and impact on the world that drew my curiosity. …

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I Lost 20lbs in India and almost Hospitalized: Why You Should Watch What You Eat When Traveling.

In All Topics, Health & Fitness, India, Lifestyle, Personal by Ryan14 Comments

Traveling isn’t always frolicking through fields in the Italian countryside, or living out childhood fantasies exploring ancient ruins like Indian Jones or Lara Croft. And though it would be nice if life always involved fried cheese and beer in Prague — life on the road isn’t always fine and dandy. Actually, …

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Are Hostels Safe? My First Time in a Hostel and I Found a Naked Lifeless Body in My Bed

In All Topics, First Time Traveler, Mis-Adventures, New Zealand, Travel Firsts by Ryan8 Comments

When you first start to travel, so many fears can pop into your head from getting robbed to missing flights to running out of money. And thanks to Hollywood horror films, hostels have been added to a list of things encouraged to fear, and for some, evoke images of kidnapping and torture. In …

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Are Hostels Safe? My First Time in a Hostel and I Found a Naked Lifeless Body in My Bed

In All Topics, First Time Traveler, Mis-Adventures, New Zealand, Travel Firsts by Ryan8 Comments

When you first start to travel, so many fears can pop into your head from getting robbed to missing flights to running out of money. And thanks to Hollywood horror films, hostels have been added to a list of things encouraged to fear, and for some, evoke images of kidnapping and torture. In …

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Travel Photo Essays

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he world is one damn beautiful place isn’t it? As much as I am a fan of stringing together words to form imagery of the people I meet, places I go, or things I see — sometimes that just doesn’t cut it. Sometimes Mother Nature feels the need to flaunt herself …

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Sights, sounds, and smells from the Chiang Mai Sunday night Walking Street

In All Topics, Photography, Thailand by Ryan12 Comments

Everything sizzles and pops around you. Steam floats into the night sky like aromatic clouds that carry scrumptious smells of marvelous treats like various meats, or grilled vegetables, or spicy soups — all to the song from a lute; cracked leather-like fingers pluck the instrument, that long necked worn cherry-colored lute called the …

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Are Hostels Safe? My First Time in a Hostel and I Found a Naked Lifeless Body in My Bed

In All Topics, First Time Traveler, Mis-Adventures, New Zealand, Travel Firsts by Ryan8 Comments

When you first start to travel, so many fears can pop into your head from getting robbed to missing flights to running out of money. And thanks to Hollywood horror films, hostels have been added to a list of things encouraged to fear, and for some, evoke images of kidnapping and torture. In …

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Travel Photo Essays

In Photography, Uncategorized by RyanLeave a Comment

he world is one damn beautiful place isn’t it? As much as I am a fan of stringing together words to form imagery of the people I meet, places I go, or things I see — sometimes that just doesn’t cut it. Sometimes Mother Nature feels the need to flaunt herself …

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Video: Surviving the Bumbling Death Bus from Jaipur to Jaisalmer, India

In All Topics, Featured, India, Video, Videos by Ryan1 Comment

Traveling from city to city in countries around the world by some sketchy mode of transport is nothing new. Driving three people on a motorbike was pretty easy. Hanging from the back of a songthaew wasn’t so bad. Hitchhiking in New Zealand? No sweat. But sometimes you take a ride in something and immediately think to yourself, “Will I survive this? Probably not…”

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