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Backpacker Video of the Week

September 21, 2007

This week’s backpacker video is Hostel, an amateur backpacking show. I came across an episode on YouTube, and thought it was well done. It wasn’t glossy and overproduced. It felt real. It was shot in Montreal, and it seems like the creators are trying to market it out on YouTube. About This Video   Youth […]

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Eurail Passes Are a Must for European Travel

September 19, 2007

I’ve been following the always entertaining Jeremy David (of Choose My Adventure) as he gallivants across Europe on his first backpacking adventure. Like me, he hit the road soon after graduating college. The premise behind his trip and blog is that the readers direct him where to go. I’ve been struck by how much ground […]

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GoBackpacking’s Comment Policy

September 18, 2007

In the interest of full disclosure, I wanted to share my current Comment Policy for the GoBackpacking Blog. 1. All comments with URL’s in them require moderation. 2. Moderation of comments may take several days (and possibly weeks) once I am traveling abroad. 3. The top 5 commentators will receive a link in my sidebar […]

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Ben’s Chili Bowl – A Washington, DC Landmark

September 17, 2007

Ben’s Chili Bowl was born in 1958 and Washingtonians have been thankful ever since. Over the past few years, I’d heard it’s name associated with stars such as Bill Cosby, and finally decided to see what the buzz was about. Located in northwest DC, along the U Street corridor, Ben’s Chili Bowl has watched the […]

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Absinthe and My Last Day of Work

September 16, 2007

And the survey says…..I will be taking a shot of the green fairy on my last day of work! I recently moved the big day up to Thursday, November 8. Thank you to everyone who voted on this serious topic! Back in 1998, I visited Prague where Absinthe is readily available, though I didn’t get […]

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