Posts Tagged ‘Philosophy’
 
 
 
Inspiration
 
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Deadly Illness-1
Deadly Illness-1

Getting a Deadly Illness & Other Buttfuckery

Tweet “Our father, who art in heaven, Stay there. And we shall stay here on earth, Which is sometimes so pretty.” -Jacques Prévert *********************************** Until recently I was scheduled to die in 2074, sometime in e...
 
Backpackology 101
 
halong cover
halong cover
halong cover

“Are You a Tourist or a Traveler?”

Tweet “I’m just glad to be off that fookin’ island!” shouted Jon in his Irish brogue, slamming down his beer. “But you were only there for a day,” I smirked. “I don’t get it. Everyone else loves Cat Ba.” “That’s because they’re...
 
Backpackology 101
 
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Emm2
Emm2

Guest Blogger Emily Chappell: Woman On The Road

Tweet Today I’m going to introduce you to one of the most fearless adventurers I have ever met, but first I need to give you an exciting post-Kickstarter update! NOW THAT I’VE TAKEN EVERYONE’S MONEY, I HAVE FLOWN HOME TO ...

 
Adventures in Backpackistan!
 
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Jiankou Wall-1 copy
Jiankou Wall-1 copy

Guilty as Charged

Tweet If Purgatory exists, I imagine it looks something like the Concord District Courthouse’s waiting room: a torturous realm of eternal, soul-sucking silence; overly air-conditioned, reeking of floor cleaner, lined with woode...
 
Backpackology 101
 
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go the other way feat image
go the other way feat image

To Go the Other Way

Tweet “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life…” – Jack Kerouac In a wild outpost town of eastern Baltistan, two days’ journey by road into the ja...
 
Adventures in Backpackistan!
 
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Namaste Hindustan WM-51
Namaste Hindustan WM-51

Guest Blogger Brittanie Sterner: The Surrounded Lady Traveler

Tweet This week, I have the pleasure of sharing with you a special guest blogger, a fantastically talented writer and good friend of mine, Ms. Brittanie Sterner. In 2010, I traveled with Brittanie in India for a while, before s...

 
Backpackology 101
 
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Lonely Road-3
Lonely Road-3

Life on the Lonely Road

Tweet I like to pretend that I’m inhumanly self-assured and independent. But the truth is, I’ve never really been either of those things. If you know me personally, you know I’m not the solitary, pensive type. I’m a loud and ab...
 
Backpackology 101
 
Bagan Buledi
Bagan Buledi
Bagan Buledi

The Backpacker’s Manifesto

Tweet There were a dozen sagging rear-ends in my face as I plodded up the long, narrow staircase of Shwezendaw Pagoda, trapped behind a Swiss tour group who were ascending at glacial speed. I turned around to a sweeping panoram...
 
Backpackology 101
 
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Mt Everest WM-46
Mt Everest WM-46

How To Step Out The Door

Tweet “It’s not a question of money, it’s a question of desire,” said Collette, in her lyrical French accent. “It’s a question of time,” I corrected, and waved to the grill master for another round of spicy pork. We were seated...

 
Adventure
 
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SteppingRaw-1
SteppingRaw-1

Stepping Off The Edge

Tweet In the darkness, I could feel my heart pounding. I had been lying in bed for over an hour, staring up at the ceiling of my hotel room, fighting to breathe against the stifling heat of the Burmese monsoon, which hung over ...