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How To Pack For a Trip Around The World
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How To Pack For a Trip Around The World

So You're About To Live Out of a Backpack If there's one thing I've learned from backpacking journeys around the globe, it's that it doesn't matter if you're traveling for 2 weeks or indefinitely. A single bag must contain everything you need to live, work, and thrive. Not only must you cram your life into a mere 38-liter pouch, but you've got to be mindful of weight. No one wants to tour the world ...
A Weekend in Death Valley and Tall Tales of the Infamous Black Card
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A Weekend in Death Valley and Tall Tales of the Infamous Black Card

If I can find a super cheap flight deal, I'll go pretty much anywhere, and that's exactly what happened in this instance. I took advantage of a 90% Spirit Airlines flash sale, and the total cost of my roundtrip ticket from Washington DC (IAD) to Las Vegas, NV was $67. This is about the cost of dinner for two at a mediocre chain restaurant so I might as well go to Death Valley, right? As always with ...
Best Day Hike On The East Coast: Franconia Ridge Traverse
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Best Day Hike On The East Coast: Franconia Ridge Traverse

Yeah, I said it. And I'll say it again. Franconia Ridge Traverse is the best day hike on the East Coast. This trail is the magical fairytale shit that dreams are made of. You want enchanted forest? You want whimsical waterfalls? You want to climb up a mountain's spine and feel like you've conquered wild Scotland?  Great, because you can have all that in one day hike. It's goddamn magical. There may as ...
The Appalachian Trail’s Pride Rock: Hiking McAfee Knob
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The Appalachian Trail’s Pride Rock: Hiking McAfee Knob

McAfee Knob is the most photographed spot along the entire Appalachian Trail. I don't know how you can prove that exactly, but the internet says so. And I saw lots of cameras out. The hike is easy; not technical at all. It's a bit rocky on the AT portion, but not steep and nothing crazy. The trek up doesn't have much to look at. It's bland. Like a chicken breast with no seasoning. Yet, it's all worth ...
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir : New Jersey’s Hidden Gem
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir : New Jersey’s Hidden Gem

I'm not that big a fan of New Jersey. You have to pay to go on the beach, you can't turn left, I don't like pork roll...there's really no reason for me to ever go to New Jersey. So when my girlfriend recommends we take a weekend trip to her home state, I'm overwhelmingly under-enthused. A full afternoon deep into my rabbit hole of hangover, I don't really want to do much of anything. Especially not ...
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