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My Detailed Camino de Santiago Packing List

My updated guide to the gear I used while walking the Camino de Santiago Frances, Portuguese, and Finisterre routes.

Dave, Koh Rong

15 Life Lessons from 15 Years of Travel

Early February, 1998. Janet Jackson had just hit number one on the Billboard charts, Bill Gates had just received a...

Looking down

Just a little longer

I want to travel, but…    …my girlfriend doesn’t want to come with me…    …my family don’t understand…   ...

Pills

What is – and isn’t – in my travel first aid kit

“You need more than that!” My sister looked at me despairingly as I showed her the contents of the small...

Burmese border

Five minutes in Burma

Thailand has many things going for it. It has beautiful beaches, good weather and amazing food. It has a proud...

Sunscreen

9 Life Lessons from a Song About Sunscreen

Every few months, for the last two decades, I've listened to this song about sunscreen. Here's why.

World Domination Summit

Dominating the world

You know how sometimes in life you have transcendent moments?  Your first kiss.  Walking through the departure gates on your...

White flag

When did you give up the fight?

You live in incredible times.  So why aren’t you making the most of it? 50 years ago Russia had just...

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