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By on Oct 2, 2015 in Logistics, Money | 2 comments

Budget A trip around the world is admittedly expensive, but perhaps not in the ways you would imagine.  Below is a summary of all of the expenses for the trip, stated in 2015 US dollars (USD).  I already owned some of the items I took on the trip (such as a backpack and my laptop computer), and are therefore not included.  The figures presented below represent the...

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Packing list

Packing list

By on Mar 6, 2015 in Gear | 2 comments

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As you might expect, it’s rather difficult to pack for a four-month trip around the whole world. Will it be cold or hot? City or country? Fancy or rustic? All will apply at some point. Given this, the temptation to over-pack was strong, but the memory of heaving my fifty-pound backpack all over Australia as a fresh-faced university student made me resolved to pack...

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Choosing a Route

Choosing a Route

By on Mar 3, 2015 in Logistics | 1 comment

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You might be wondering how I chose my route around the world. It might seem that there are infinite possibilities, but in fact the number of options is confined by geography and geopolitics. Here is my thought process. The Pacific Ocean Traveling by ship across the Pacific Ocean is not something that tourist normally endeavor to do, so options are limited. Some...

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Health, vaccines, and drugs

Health, vaccines, and drugs

By on Feb 16, 2015 in Health | 0 comments

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Anyone who has traveled to exotic places has experienced the misery of getting sick while away from home.  Exposure to the worst bugs can be avoided by practicing good hygiene and avoiding the sketchiest food and water, but there are other tools available to combat the little beasties that hide around every corner — drugs! Vaccinations The best way to protect...

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