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My Amtrak Experience

My Amtrak Experience

I recently took Amtrak from Cleveland, Ohio, to Portland, Oregon. Even though this is an incredibly long journey by train, taking Amtrak allowed me to make multiple stops for the same price as the direct journey. For $235, we were able to stop off in Chicago as well as visit Glacier National Park for a couple of days before ending our trip in Portland. After completing the journey in coach on Amtrak, I have to say that I would happily…

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Where have I been?

Where have I been?

As I am on the road currently, I thought it would be a good idea to list my progress (or lack of progress) in one spot for easy tracking. I’ll include links to any relevant articles about the locations I cycle to and through. Washington, USA Day 1 –  Spokane to Chewelah Day 2 –  Chewelah to Canyon Creek Campground in the Colville National Forest Day 3 – Canyon Creek Campground to Republic Day 4 – rest day Day 5 –…

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Vegetarian Camp Food In Japan

Vegetarian Camp Food In Japan

One of the biggest challenges of being a backpacker in Japan is finding vegetarian meals that are both easy to pack and prepare. Many foods that one might think are vegetarian will often have meat based ingredients in them. It’s always astounding to me when I find chicken or beef extract in spinach or pumpkin soup. With this in mind I have started to collect a list of vegetarian backpacking food that I have found during my search for viable…

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