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Photos: Old Town Korcula - A City in Wait

CROATIA | Thursday, 28 May 2015 | Photo Gallery

I didn't believe humans had auras until I visited Croatia.
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Old Town Korcula - A City In Wait

CROATIA | Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | Views [1042] | Scholarship Entry

In the true spirit of travel, I disembarked the Kapetan Luka ferry one stop before my intended destination of Dubrovnik, Croatia’s “crown jewel.” And found myself, for no particular reason, on the island of – “Wait, what island is this, again?” “Korcula!” ... Read more >

Tags: 2015 Writing Scholarship

Photos: Warren Lake - Two Casts, Two Keepers

USA | Saturday, 7 Mar 2015 | Photo Gallery

We hiked ten miles for some of the best fishing in the Sierras.
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Photos: Torres del Paine

CHILE | Saturday, 7 Mar 2015 | Photo Gallery

Shoulder season. 90 km/hour winds. Speechlessness.
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Trekking Poles Will Make Your Life Better... And Your Triceps Sexier.

CHILE | Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | Views [628]

Five boyfriends ago, I used to think that walking sticks -- err, trekking poles -- were dorky, overpriced and pointless. I'm not old, so why do I need sticks to help me hike? But then he invited me on a backpacking trip, and he convinced me not to ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, gear, torres del paine, trekking

Travel Hack: Do What You Do At Home While You Travel

POLAND | Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | Views [404]

Basketball is probably the best sport known to man, and I've spent  way  too much (or possibly not enough) of my adult life playing it. There were times when I would be at the courts three hours a night, every weeknight. It's just that great.... Read more >

Tags: basketball, hacks, meeting new people, sports

Photos: Yosemite in the Winter

USA | Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | Photo Gallery

Make it happen.
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Tags: backpacking, double bagging, hiking, yosemite

Passport & Plate - Aboriginal Bush Dinner

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Ingredients Damper: 3 cups flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp sugar 3/4 cup water 1/4 cup powdered milk Camel (note: in lieu of camel, which isn't available in the States, I've recreated the recipe using sirloin steak) 2 sirlion steaks, cut 2.5-3 inches thick ... Read more >
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Tags: 2015 Passport & Plate: SRI LANKA

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