13 June 2012 ~ 8 Comments

My Practical Hacking Portuguese Plan

So, you perhaps you’ve read I’m headed to Brazil soon. Very soon. In fact, when you read this I will already be there. I need to learn Portuguese fast. I don’t have time for dilly-dally, clicking pictures, or time-consuming, low-yield efforts at learning the language. I need a plan to hack it, and hack it [...]

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28 April 2012 ~ 1 Comment

The Clasico Game: Independiente Medellin vs Atlético Nacional

One of my Colombian buddies told me that I should go to the Clasico game at least once while I was in Medellin. The match pits Deportivo Independiente Medellin versus Atlético Nacional, and intra-city matchup with the two most well-known soccer team. To say it’s a fierce rivalry is an understatement. After each game, it [...]

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12 January 2012 ~ 7 Comments

10 Reasons You Should Go Abroad This Year

In 2011, I made the leap and spent an extended time abroad, mostly in Colombia and a little bit in Ecuador. Here are 10 reasons you should go abroad this year: 1. You will love it. What is better than having the best time of your life? Some people may view going abroad as a [...]

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29 December 2011 ~ 2 Comments

How The Hell Did I End Up Here? And Other Memories From 2011

The 2011 year has raced by faster than any year I can remember. It has been one of the most eye-opening, inspiring, life-altering years of my life in so many ways. This blog hardly begins to scratch the surface it all. But what makes me chuckle often are the moments when I say to myself [...]

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04 December 2011 ~ 6 Comments

How To Jump Off A Bridge And Not Kill Your Offspring In The Process

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you probably know I have been in Ecuador recently. And if you follow me on twitter or facebook, you probably heard that I jumped off a bridge recently… Well, let me tell you a little bit about this adventure. First off, this bridge is not your [...]

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04 August 2011 ~ 8 Comments

I Am Now Exclusively Wearing Perhaps The Finest Underwear Man Has Ever Put On

Listen, if you have poked around the blogging world, or especially the travel / adventure blogging world for awhile, you might have heard about ExOfficio Give-N-Go underwear. I first wanted to try them on last year as I was preparing to go abroad the first time. I looked around and saw they were mentioned everywhere… [...]

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25 April 2011 ~ 6 Comments

Do You Have The Courage To Lose Sight Of The Shore?

I want to ask you a question today… Do you have the courage to lose sight of the shore? Look at your life… Maybe you have lived your life in certainty. In predictability. In routine. In safety. Maybe you have traded the adventure of your life for the four walls of your own knowledge. Why [...]

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19 April 2011 ~ 7 Comments

Lessons Learned After My First 100 Days Abroad

Last week I passed the century mark. I have now been abroad in Colombia for just over 100 days, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. In fact, I actually planned to stay less than 100 days, but here I am! Here are a few lessons I’ve learned in my first 100 days abroad: [...]

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12 April 2011 ~ 10 Comments

What I Wish I Knew When I Started Traveling: The Rest Of The Story

Holy canoli! Did you just see the response from 50 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Traveling? There were literally hundreds of years of traveling behind all of those gems. No wonder, then, as to date it has been re-tweeted more than 150 times! Thank you so much everybody for sharing it! The [...]

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07 April 2011 ~ 62 Comments

50 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Traveling

What do you wish you knew when you started traveling? How Do You Like Them Apples? I don’t know about you, but I am totally stoked to hear back from so many experienced travelers. They have offered some really good advice here. If you enjoyed it too, please share with your friends!

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