The Drop — Vancouver, BC Waterfront

Vancouver, BC, TBEX 2011, & Game Five Of The Stanley Cup

A couple of weekends ago, I traveled to Vancouver, BC for the Travel Bloggers Exchange (TBEX) conference—a place for travel bloggers to meet and talk shop, as well as meet people in the travel industry. I was looking forward to this because I wanted to get some inspiration, and to meet some of the bloggers, and podcasters I regularly follow. While there,…

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‘Tis The Season For A Meltdown

  This is my favorite time of year in the States—the beginning of the outdoor party season. Last weekend I made a road-trip down to California for Goa Gil’s Memorial Meltdown—the party I look forward to most every year. The Gil party is the kickoff to the outdoor psytrance party campout season, for me anyway. This year it took place on…

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Buried In Stuff

When I had planned my trip to Asia, I had assumed that I would be moving back to San Francisco after a year. While preparing to leave, I had to get rid of most of my belongings—pretty much all of which went to the Salvation Army, or on to the street corner in front of my place. However, I figured…

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Embracing Geekiness

As I look out the window right now at the grey skies, and drizzle, It’s clear that it’s still winter here in Eugene. As you’d expect in the Pacific Northwest, there’s been a lot of rain, and it even snowed a couple of times while I’ve been here. That means I’ve been spending a lot of time indoors, and I’ve…

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Back To The High Country

Greetings from sunny Nepal. After my last post from Senggigi, I left Lombok and spent a few days on Bali, in the town of Ubud. Ubud is a small, artsy town in central Bali, filled with temples, great architecture, small expensive (cheesy) boutique shops, and good restaurants. My favorite part of Ubud is the Monkey Forest – a haven for…

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And Just Like That…

…everything works out. Not two hours after my last post, the bank transfer finally went through. So the lesson here is that if you plan to travel in a developing country, keep a close eye on your finances, plan things well ahead of time, always have a backup plan, and definitely carry enough emergency cash to last a while. I…

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