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Day Trip to Lake Tahoe

Video Note: To skip to Lake Tahoe, go to 2:56. One of the joys of living in Sacramento is that I’m two hours away from Lake Tahoe. Although smoke did impact the lake at times during the course of the month-long battle against the King Fire, a spokesperson for the Eldorado National Forest said the […]

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Thumb Butte Hike

One of the most popular hiking trails in the Prescott area is a less than 10-minute drive from downtown. The iconic rock formation at the top of this trail is Thumb Butte. Since the Yavapai lived in the area, they have used the rock as a defense settlement. Now, the rock caters toward hikers and […]

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You can have fun while you travel, but if you plan on working on the road, strive to achieve work-play balance.

7 Things I Would Have Changed During My Travel

I have had five months to reflect on the 11 months that I travelled, and I can say that I would like to go back in time and give my 27-year-old self some frank advice. However, I can’t do that. Instead, I’ll give that advice to you, and hopefully, you won’t repeat some of my […]

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Dealing with Setbacks

OK. I’m going to be the first to admit that I should have updated a lot more than I have been over the last five months. With that being said, I do apologize. There are no excuses, and I promise not to take such a long hiatus again. So What Have You Been Doing? I […]

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LifeofaBackpacker's Ayuthaya Temples album on Photobucket

Temples of Ayuthaya

 Most likely if you’re going to Thailand, you’ve heard about Bangkok and Chiang Mai. They are the two largest cities in the country, but in-between them is the medieval capital of Siam. Ayuthaya. Nearly 250 years after the end of its glory days, the former island capital and UNESCO World Heritage site is the home […]

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