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Next Stop: Nosara, Costa Rica

Witch's Rock Surf Camp

I guess you could say I got lucky. Or you could say we worked really hard doing something that we truly loved and believed in: SURFING.

However you look at it, Witch's Rock Surf Camp's story is a unique one and should be told. So where do I start?

The Sad Song of Everett Ruess

Dave Alvin (Photograph via

Plastiki Rigging to Cross the Pacific

David de Rothschild's Plastiki (Image via

How to Pack One Backpack for Six Months

I knew when I packed to move to China for half a year that I only wanted to bring one backpack, assuming that at some point I’d want to be mobile for backpacking. Plus, you can’t take the cheap buses to and from airports if you have to lug a lot of luggage– and I have a total and complete aversion to the cost of cabs, even when they are cheap in China.

Couch Surfing Around the World

Have you ever used I've been hearing about it for ages, but for some reason today was my first visit to the website. And I'm kicking myself for waiting so long! The clever motto, "Participate in Creating a Better World, One Couch At A Time" is a little too cute, but the of connecting travelers to the locales they visit, to the real people in the communities they travel through is perfect. Here's the basic concept:

Shelburne Farms

Shelburne Farms

In Transit

“Turbulence is normal,” I said, feigning more assurance than I felt as the plane banked and shuddered across the sky between Dhaka and Calcutta.
Jen-Pei and I had met while travelling across Asia and had fallen into a relationship, a result of the joy of discovery, loneliness and the forced intimacy of budget travel.
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