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GoBackpacking Needs Your Vote

September 13, 2007

Before I hit the road, let me know what you’d like to see on this blog. I’ll do my best to oblige!

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National Air Force Memorial

September 12, 2007

Every day I drive to work or the supermarket, I pass by the new National Air Force Memorial which was constructed last October in Arlington, on a hill just above the Pentagon. The memorial is 270 feet tall, evoking the “bomb burst” maneuver performed by the Air Force Thunderbird Demonstration Team. The three spires also […]

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Petzl Zipka Plus LED Headlamp

September 11, 2007

Flashlights have gone the way of the Dodo bird when it comes to backpackers’ lighting gear of choice. In May 2006, I came to this realization when I tried to use my trusted Mini Maglite on a pre-dawn hike to the top of Temple IV in Tikal, Guatemala to watch the sun rise over the […]

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Sushi and Sashimi Adventures in DC

September 10, 2007

If I’m going to work my way up to eating tarantula’s and snake hearts in Asia, then high-end sushi is a good place to start my training in the bizarre foods arena. Yes, sushi and sashimi are still new territory for me and my palette. Inspired to expand my horizons, I was excited to meet […]

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Backpacking Humor

September 9, 2007

Special thanks to my Dad for sharing this Zits comic strip with me. Enjoy! Son: Taa-Daah! My life plan in four steps. 1. Play guitar in high school. 2. Play guitar in college. 3. Backpack around the world for ten years. 4. Retire comfortably. Father: Um, I don’t see anything in here about a career. […]

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