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Colombian Coffee and the Holy Ale Oasis

After several hours of beautiful, winding roads we were hopping out of the little shuttle bus in Pereira. We were bound for Salento. Maril…

First Trip to South America Begins

South America had eluded me for years, I felt drawn to it, but never quite made the plunge. Three times before I'd come close, or at l…

Pack Prototype and Last Blast of the USA

A bus rolled me on down from DC to South Carolina, 2am to 6am I spent in a diner clinging to awakedness, then finally a connecting bus rol…

NYC Ramblings and a Last Hurrah with my Eponym

I hopped off a bus in a sun rising Chinatown less than a week into 2015 after having spent the eve in Indiana with Marilyn, this was my fi…

Hitchhiking from Wyoming to Indiana For NYE 2015

After spending Christmas with my family in Wyoming, Marilyn and I were getting back on the road, eastbound for New Years. I was considerin…

I Might Win a $3K Adventure Trip

UPDATE: I won! Thanks for the voting help everyone, this is gonna be awesome!

Sierra Nevada is one of the best breweries on the planet on a…

Hitchhiking Dressed as Santa and an Elf

We had a thousand mile journey ahead of us for the upcoming Christmas holiday, myself dressed like Santa, Marilyn as an elf; Jackson Hole,…

Post-Vegas Hitchhiking To Arizona and New Mexico

Marilyn and I sat at the bar in Vegas, our new friend finally peeling himself away from the madness and making his way to the airport and …

Sometimes Vegas Won't Let You Leave

Hell, I don't even know if I'm technically allowed in Nevada anymore, but it's hard to say no to a good time.

Anyone who's…

SoCal Wander Hitching Leads to Lake Havasu Magic

Another harvest season was in the books, my pockets were full and more adventures were ahead as always. My next move was to rendezvous wit…

Harvesting Weed, Hops and Emotions

Over the years traveling I've picked up various odd jobs, like helping in breweries or pretending to be a ski instructor, but the most…

Myrtle Beach Parents before Hitching and Flying Away

The last time I'd met her parents was over a year ago preceding our first summer trip together. It hadn't gone well.

Not knowing a…

Hitchhiking to South Carolina from Michigan

We waited out the rain for a little bit, sipping coffee with a couple we'd only met the night before in a brewery that decided to put …

Summer Hitchhiking Across North America with Michele (video)

In the summer of 2013 Michele (or "Marilyn") got three months off work to come and hitch around with me. This is a pretty conden…

Thumbs Up to Generosity Hitchhiking in the Midwest

Travel magic is all too common on the road, not to be taken for granted, but an ever present possibility arising in forms of unexpected pl…

Hitchhiking from California to the Midwest

Marilyn and I packed up from a few days on the river at the Hitch Gathering, now hiking up to the road to get moving again. Our idea now w…

Hitchhiking to the 2014 North American Hitch Gathering

I went to the first annual North American Hitch Gathering in 2010, there was a grand total of four of who went camping in the woods just o…

Back with Marilyn for California Hitching, Hiking and Camping

My friend dropped off towards the south side of Bend, Oregon where I was now poised to start hitchhiking on down to Chico. Marilyn would b…

Solo Hitchhiking to Wyoming then West to Oregon

My next destination was one of my favorites, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. To make things more interesting, my mom would be moving there soon fro…

Hitchhiking to Idaho After Beer Camp Adventures

We hitched our first ride nearly instantly, it wasn't going far, but it was going south. Marilyn and I had woken up in Bellingham that…

Hack for REI Universal Adapter Plug Kit

This is a simple hack to make a universal adapter about as small as possible. I used the REI Universal Adapter Plug Kit and using just a sc…

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