Category: Travel

The Elephant in the Room – Why I Haven’t Written About Russia

The Elephant in the Room – Why I Haven’t Written About Russia

In September, I went to Russia for two weeks with a friend I didn’t know well.  The trip was originally scheduled for three weeks but I came back early; it’s difficult to travel in a country where you don’t know the language (it’s hard to make random friends) it’s even harder when you’re traveling with …

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Why you need packing cubes

Why you need packing cubes

I had never really heard of packing cubes before I started researching backpacking and minimalist travel and now I don’t think I’d travel without them…. here’s why: The goal for this trip was carry-on only luggage. I’ve got a large backpack (Osprey Porter 46) and a small messenger bag and that’s it. However, on the …

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