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4.5

GEAR REVIEW: PATAGONIA R2 FLEECE JACKET

Let me introduce you to my Patagonia R2 fleece jacket, or my "monkey jacket" as Britnee calls it. A fleece jacket so light, so warm and so damn comfortable that I wore it day AND night throughout all our...
Maya Bay, Thailand, travel, Ko Phi Phi, Phi Phi Island, Full Moon Party, snorkeling, SCUBA diving in Thailand, what to see in Thailand,

BEACH BUM LIFE IN THAILAND

A few days ago on Ko Phi Phi, I listed my day’s activities in my journal: sleep in, eat brunch, go to beach, shower, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, take nap, eat dinner, play backgammon, watch Always...
COTOPAXI

COTOPAXI BACKPACK GIVEAWAY!

Hey all you wonderful readers, thanks again for following along. One World One Year is kicking off 2015 in style by rewarding one of you with an awesome Cotopaxi backpack shipped right to your door! We've...
travel, travel photography, Canon 5D Mark III, photography, Annapurna Circuit, trekking in Nepal, Pokhara, Annapurna Sanctuary, Annapurna I, Himalaya, Himalayan Mountains, Tibet, Prayer Flags, people of Nepal, Mustang, Manaslu, 8,000 meter mountains, Manang, Muktinath, Dhaulagiri,

TREKKING PACKING LIST

When we left Kathmandu to trek in the Annapurna Himalayan Range, we left a good deal of our belongings behind in a locked backpack at our Thamel guesthouse. Slimming down our backpacks for the coming month was...
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AN ODE TO SNICKERS

More Chinese hot pot or fermented mare’s milk? You must be mad. If I see more of that on the menu I’ll most likely gag.    Anymore diarrhea-inducing curry and I’ll resort to violent...
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TOP 7 BUDGET RESTAURANTS IN THAMEL

The city of Kathmandu is endless. Even Thamel, stacked upon itself, seems endless when you're walking the maze of streets. It's all quite overwhelming for a first-time arrival and finding a good place to eat...
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer
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GEAR REVIEW: EXOFFICIO GIVE-N-GO BOXER

Over the past seven months, of the five pairs of underwear I packed, I've mostly used just three of those pairs--my ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxers--and for good reason. ExOfficio, (visit them...
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KATHMANDU PHOTO GALLERY

The chaos of Kathmandu had exhausted us by the end of our second long stay in the city, but it provided some nice photos when we put in the effort to explore the madness. Here's a handful of snaps split...
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ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP

As Britnee and I descended from Annapurna Base Camp, (A.B.C.), we passed many trekkers still making the brutal climb up. Some already looked quite haggard but further down they still looked fresh and eager,...
Annapurna Sanctuary, Annapurna Circuit, trekking in Nepal, Nepal, Himalaya, trekking in the Himalaya, mountains, travel, travel photography, Canon 5D Mark III, One World One Year, OneWorldOneYear.com, Pokhara, Giardiasis, Giardia, Moon Dance, Food in Pokhara, Ciprofloxacin, Tinidazole, Butterfly Lodge,

BEAVER FEVER AND BOREDOM IN POKHARA

Britnee and I managed to trek for 20 days on the Annapurna Circuit—drinking water from questionable kitchen sinks and random hoses around villages, all purified with a SteriPEN—and not get sick. Yet when...
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ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP PHOTO GALLERY

Despite being pretty worn out by our time on the Annapurna Circuit, we couldn't leave Nepal without more up-close views of the amazing Himalayan peaks. So after some rest in Pokhara we found ourselves back on...
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LESSONS LEARNED WHILE TREKKING IN NEPAL

1. TREKKING THE ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT IS WORTH IT — Although the new road may have ruined the Annapurna Circuit for many purists, the trek is still an awesome experience with the same great views and variety it...