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The Balinese Day of Silence The Balinese Day of Silence

The world should follow Bali’s lead with a Day of Silence. – Max Richardson

Funny Travel Story Funny Travel Story

A funny story about surviving backpacking travel in Egypt. By Greg Rodgers

Road to Shangri-la Road to Shangri-la

Backpacking story about finding love on the road to Shangri-la. By Lee Hohen

Koh Phi Phi Tsunami Scare Koh Phi Phi Tsunami Scare

A true story of the 2006 Tsunami scare on Ko Phi Phi, Thailand. By Greg Rodgers

Backpacking Story: Easy as Pai Backpacking Story: Easy as Pai

A funny story about riding a motorcycle through the north of Thailand

Alaska Stories – Grizzly Encounter Alaska Stories – Grizzly Encounter

The author relates his close encounters with a grizzly bear in Alaska. By Greg Rodgers

Vagabonding Chronicles – part 2 Vagabonding Chronicles – part 2

Cat Duval managed to hitchhike from Canada all the way to South America where she lives now – Part 2 to the story

Vagabonding Chronicles Vagabonding Chronicles

Cat Duval managed to hitchhike from Canada all the way to South America where she lives now. By Cat Duval.

A single Step A single Step

An inspiring story of leaving corporate America and trading the rat race for backpacking travel. By Greg Rodgers.