1 year ago
My epic 5 week South East Asia trip that should have happened last December and January had to be canceled for various reasons, and so I sit here, realizing it has been a year and a half since I’ve gone abroad.
I am incredibly privileged to have done as much travel as I have, in terms of time, money, and simply access afforded to me by being an American. I know many people aren’t in a position to do everything I’ve done.
That being said, I desperately miss traveling. I’ve taken some other trips, such as Burning Man, Alaska, and New Orleans, and they’ve been great, but it’s still not quite the same.
Here’s hoping I get the chance to blow the dust off my passport soon.

My epic 5 week South East Asia trip that should have happened last December and January had to be canceled for various reasons, and so I sit here, realizing it has been a year and a half since I’ve gone abroad.

I am incredibly privileged to have done as much travel as I have, in terms of time, money, and simply access afforded to me by being an American. I know many people aren’t in a position to do everything I’ve done.

That being said, I desperately miss traveling. I’ve taken some other trips, such as Burning Man, Alaska, and New Orleans, and they’ve been great, but it’s still not quite the same.

Here’s hoping I get the chance to blow the dust off my passport soon.

1 year ago

climateadaptation:

Do this if you are young. Travel. Take calculated risks. And document it for your future family. I think I’m too old now to ride a motorcycle from the US to Argentina, though I dreamed about it for many years. It is a minor regret…

From the rider:

Alaska to Argentina in 500 Days, the sights and roads of a motorcycle journey, a one man video documentary of the craziest, most beautiful and intense roads the Western World has to offer.

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1 year ago
Fried green tomato and shrimp poboy in New Orleans.

Fried green tomato and shrimp poboy in New Orleans.

Shrimp and grits from Surrey’s in New Orleans.

Shrimp and grits from Surrey’s in New Orleans.

1 year ago
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Hi, i am about to hit the road... but something missing on my gear list.... GOOD shoes... I want to look like a pirate not like a gringo. i have seen yours and they look cool. what is the brandledernierpirate-deactivated2013

I think you might be referring to the shoes I took to Morocco, which would be TOMs Botas. They have several different designs now, but I linked to the specific pair that I own. They were surprisingly warm and comfy, and I even went hiking in Morocco with them and they held up incredibly well. They’re a definite upgrade from the usual TOMs shoes, with a sturdier sole. They also slip on and lace-up so it can make airport security easier (just slip-on) or ensure your shoes don’t come off (lace them up too).

On every trip, I always have a debate about what shoes to bring. Standard practice for me seems to be a pair of Converse (since that’s what I wear most of the time anyway) and a pair of hiking boots (Merrel, since I had two pairs, they last forever, and they’re very comfy). I did really love the Botas in Morocco, though, and if I needed to dress up while on the trip, I’d probably need a nice pair of boots (more practical than heels while traveling - such as a pair of Frye’s or Dr. Martin’s boots) or maybe some nice flats, since they pack much smaller. If I’m not going to be in areas where hiking is lightly, I leave the Merrel’s at home, and likewise adjust my shoes according to weather (screw the dress boots if I’m going somewhere hot and tropical!).

I’m unfortunately not in SE Asia right now as I had hoped, but rather in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and even with only carry-on, I managed to pack two pairs of boots, a pair of heels, and my sneakers, which is crazy to me, because I usually only travel with one, maybe two pairs of shoes. And depending on the trip, really, you shouldn’t need more than two pairs. Two pairs are a really, really good idea though, because if you get soaked in your travels, you’ll want that other pair of shoes - even if they’re just a pair of flip flops.

1 year ago

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1 year ago
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A great day trip from Phnom Penh - rent a mountain bike, ride out on National Road 6 across the Japanese Bridge and then about 10 km north, and hop on a ferry to Koh Dach, aka Silk Island, aka Mekong Island. Riding through friendly villages with the clicking of silk looms under most houses, in between beautifully serene landscapes, is well worth it. Take a swimsuit even. The beach at the north end is well protected from currents and quite clean. (Also very popular with Cambodians in the dry season on the weekends, so be prepared for crowds in the water then.)

evitravels:

A great day trip from Phnom Penh - rent a mountain bike, ride out on National Road 6 across the Japanese Bridge and then about 10 km north, and hop on a ferry to Koh Dach, aka Silk Island, aka Mekong Island. Riding through friendly villages with the clicking of silk looms under most houses, in between beautifully serene landscapes, is well worth it. Take a swimsuit even. The beach at the north end is well protected from currents and quite clean. (Also very popular with Cambodians in the dry season on the weekends, so be prepared for crowds in the water then.)

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Sahale Glacier Camp, North Cascades
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