Adventures Around the World

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Inside My Backpack: Canon SX280 HS Digital Camera

Inside My Backpack: Canon SX280 HS Digital Camera

Not surprisingly, I’ve taken great many pictures as I’ve travelled around the world for the last couple of years. Often people ask me which camera I use, usually expecting me to pull out some fancy DSLR out of my backpack, and then don’t believe me when I tell them it’s just a point-and-shoot. Well, it’s a special point-and-shoot – Canon’s SX2xx family: Canon SX210 IS, SX 260 HS, and SX 280 HS series In 2011, a new breed of cameras hit the market to fill the niche between the cheap point-and-shoots and much more expensive professional DSLR cameras. Canon SX210 […]

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Inside My Backpack: McNett Microfiber Towel

Inside My Backpack: McNett Microfiber Towel

When I was gearing up for my backpacking trip around the world, I knew that I didn’t want to bring a regular towel with me – it was just way too bulky, taking up too much precious space inside my backpack. I realized that getting a microfiber travel towel would be my only choice to keep the bulk down as well as have a towel that dries up fast. I was hesitant at first – I have used the rug-sized microfiber towels before at the gym as well as at a car wash and they felt anything but pleasant. Reading […]

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Inside My Backpack: iPhone 5s

Inside My Backpack: iPhone 5s

Well, technically, I normally don’t care my iPhone inside my backpack, but it is probably the most crucial device out of everything I travel with. Taking and sharing pictures, keeping all my travel plans and contact information, helping me navigate unfamiliar cities, transportation webs and jungle trails, staying in touch with friends and family, and so much more! Smartphones have had a huge impact on how people are traveling these days. I got my first one (iPhone 4) just a few months before I set out on my epic round-the-world trip and I absolutely loved it for all the reasons […]

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Inside My Backpack: Kensington Noise Canceling Headphones

Inside My Backpack: Kensington Noise Canceling Headphones

You could hardly consider me a huge music fan. I can’t name the 90% of the artists singing the songs I like nor can I tell the difference between 128kbps and lossless audio recordings of the same songs. Heck, I barely even listen to music anymore these days – most of the time it is a podcast that I am trying to get though whether I am on the road or at a gym. And for that reason, I resisted for a long time getting a noise canceling headset. Then last year I really flew a lot and got frustrated […]

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Inside My Backpack: The Backpack!

Inside My Backpack: The Backpack!

So far I have given you a little glimpse into what I carry with me around the world inside my backpack. But as some have pointed out, I have not mentioned which backpack I actually carry all these goodies in! Fair point my friends, fair point. The truth is that I have not been traveling with the backpack. I have travelled with three different ones! Each has had its pluses in minuses and in this post I will briefly touch on them to [hopefully] give you some things to think about when it comes time for you to pick yours. […]

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Inside My Backpack: Laptop Sleeve

Inside My Backpack: Laptop Sleeve

With the advent of netbooks, MacBook Air, and now many of MBA copy-cats, more and more travelers are packing the laptops with them as they hit the road. Even backpackers that treasure every ounce of their gear are now able to pack these small, light powerhouses with them! My toy tool of choice is an 11″ MacBook Air and one thing I was concerned about when packing for my round-the-world trip was keeping it protected while I stuff my backpack and daypack beyond the limits again and again. After all, I still remember how in grad school the keyboard on my […]

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Inside My Backpack: Travel Power Strip

Inside My Backpack: Travel Power Strip

Whether you like it or not, technology is a big part of our life these days. Seemingly everyone has a cell phone (or two), a digital camera and/or a cam corder, a tablet/reader, a laptop, an mp3 player, and the list can go on. One common thing all these have in common is that all of them eventually run out of juice (some rather fast) and require to be plugged in to charge. personal loan no credit check Unfortunately, most of airports/hotels/hostels/coffee shops/other places people tend to need to charge their gadgets at do not seem to understand that and/or […]

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Inside My Backpack: Gorillapod

Inside My Backpack: Gorillapod

If you have been following my adventures for some time now, you probably noticed that I like to take a lot of pictures to tell my stories. A few of them came out quite nicely and once in a while I get asked what professional gear I use. What might surprise you is that I do not know much about photography and just the suggestions of adjusting aperture or shutter speed usually terrifies me so I am just using a few preset modes on my point-and-shoot camera. Because I do not have an expensive DSLR, I don’t have a kit […]

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Inside My Backpack: Anywhere-Charger for USB Devices

Inside My Backpack: Anywhere-Charger for USB Devices

Most people these days are carrying (and traveling with) at least one electronic gadget – whether it is a smartphone, an electronic reader, and/or a tablet, it seems that everyone has one of these. Keeping all of them charged up and ready to go is no small task, especially when traveling. Back in mid 2000s I was sporting a slick (back then) Palm  PDA but I hated packing chargers for that thing whenever I travelled – there was a wall charger, a car charger, and I think I had an emergency top-off gizmo that I could hook up to it and […]

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Inside My Backpack: Therm-a-Rest Travel Cushion

Inside My Backpack: Therm-a-Rest Travel Cushion

I am guessing you have heard about backpacking by now, if nothing else, then from accidentally stumbling upon reading my blog. Essentially, it describes the art of medium (few weeks) to long term (few months or even years) traveling with just the bare minimums – whatever you can fit into your trusty backpack. But have you ever wondered what exactly are those essentials? What things people really NEED to stay on the road for that long? What’s inside that backpack? It happens to be one of the first questions I get when I tell people about my round-the-world trip. How […]

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