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A Day In Chefchaouen : Getting Lost in the Blue City
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A Day In Chefchaouen : Getting Lost in the Blue City

Part 1. RIP Camera. It's been real. July 1, 2018. This week I've learned that I don't actually have athletes' foot on my hands. I have pompholyx! Which basically means that I've stressed myself to the point that I've given myself warts. Why was I so distressed that my body decided to foster new forms of eczema? We'd just arrived to one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and my brand spankin' new ...
Caminito Del Rey : No Longer The World’s Most Dangerous Hike?
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Caminito Del Rey : No Longer The World’s Most Dangerous Hike?

June 22, 2018. Another day in beautiful southern Spain, and today we splurged. Today we have independence. It's our 4th of July.  Fireworks, red white & blue astropops, fucking Yankee Doodle Dandy! Why? Because we got our very own rental car.  All those people that preach, "I love not having a car! I'm not tied down! I don't waste my money on gas! I can afford two packs of Newports per day because I ...
Real Alcázar of Seville : Spain’s Piece of Westeros
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Real Alcázar of Seville : Spain’s Piece of Westeros

June 20, 2018. We've been in Seville, Spain for just over two days now. I've developed a gnarly infection on my big toe, rendering it the shade of a plum. I've also got athlete's foot and have been fiddling with it, and now I'm pretty sure I have athletes foot on my hand. Also, no one told me Seville is hot. Like really hot. The heat index is somewhere between "Oh my god" and "What the fuck." It's like ...
Quinta da Regaleira : A Fairytale in Sintra, Portugal
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Quinta da Regaleira : A Fairytale in Sintra, Portugal

June 13, 2018.  Today we leave Lisbon, for a day trip to to the magical fairytale town of Sintra, Portugal. Though it's only an hour away by train, you are somehow transported from a bustling European city to one of the seven kingdoms of Westeros. Sintra is tucked away into the woodlands, filled with Hogwarts-sesque castles nestled into the nooks and crannies of the surrounding mountains. In the 18th ...
Fiesa: The World’s Largest Sand Sculpture Festival
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Fiesa: The World’s Largest Sand Sculpture Festival

June 17, 2018. Today we left beachy, sandy Lagos for....some more sand. Nature's glitter. The plan was to take a bus along the southern coast of Portugal until we reached the city of Faro, where we'd stay for the evening before heading to Spain. However, we'd gotten ourselves sidetracked when we'd seen a promotional flyer for Fiesa Sand City. Just a few weeks prior, we'd seen one of those Facebook ...
Lagos, Portugal : Beautiful Beaches, All You Can Eat Sushi, & Cultural Heritage
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Lagos, Portugal : Beautiful Beaches, All You Can Eat Sushi, & Cultural Heritage

June 15, 2018. Days 7 & 8.  It was over 4 hours by bus from Lisbon to Lagos. While very touristy, Lagos proved to be a delightful little beachy town. Raspy buskers singing Janis Joplin echo'd through the streets, while a mix of nomadic crust-wooks and old-money vacationers lined the sidewalks to listen. We arrived in the evening, and hadn't eaten anything since breakfast - half a tin of sardines on ...
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 ...
How I saved over 50% on my flight to Lisbon
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How I saved over 50% on my flight to Lisbon

After nearly a year of hoping and planning, it's finally here. Today is the day to finally book my airfare for my summer backpacking trip. Lots of friends ask how I'm able to find my flights so cheap, so let's go over this purchase step by step. Be flexible with your travel dates Obviously, the more flexible you can be with your travel dates the better. A flight that leaves on Wednesday may be twice ...
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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