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Above the Clouds – Summiting the Helvellyn

The Lake District, a region located in the north of England, is home to some of the highest peaks in Britain.  This beautiful part of England is truly a hiker’s paradise. Towards the end of Autumn, hikes become difficult because of the 3 p.m. sunset and ever-changing temperatures.  These mountains don’t appear treacherous from afar, but when combined with frequent rainstorms …

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The Mekong River: A Journey of a Lifetime

Since the 1950’s, the regions connected by the Mekong River uphold a perception of people hardened by war, an “unstable environment” that most Baby Boomers would shudder at the thought of visiting.  These ideas may have held true throughout the 60’s and 70’s, but these concepts could not be more false in the 21st century.  During the Vietnam War the …

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Transportation Adventures in Southeast Asia

Leaving my cozy and comfortable hostel in Bangkok, I embarked on a journey within the city, to traveling to the hotel I booked.  Setting out with most of the staff waving to me and wishing me safe travels, this revelry and fanfare made me feel like a hero, going off to a battle in a foreign land.  Though I was no …

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The Blonde, The Rockstar, and the Vagabond – Or The Traveling Sadist

What brings men the desire to travel?  What is this primal instinct that pushes people to explore and seek adventure in the far corners of the planet?  That dear reader is wanderlust in a nut shell. After kissing my girlfriend goodbye I set out to embark on an epic journey across Southeast Asia, an adventure for the ages, if you …