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5 Enjoyable Ways to Get Into Shape

Staying fit and active is an essential factor to healthy living. The only thing is, running on a treadmill or pounding the cross trainer...

Airlines and Luggage Nightmares

I have a trip to Cancun coming up. I haven’t flown in a while and I’m really sick of how airlines are trying to make an extra...

Explore More And Pay Less – Go Camping!

There’s no point abandoning your cubicle like our famous adventurists  if you’re just going to spend your time in hotels. It’s great...

Long Way Round – REVIEW

We recently watched the series Long Way Round, where Charlie Boorman and Ewan McGregor ride their BMWs from London to New York– the...

Call for Submissions –Best Cube Abandoning Films and Books

We recently watched “Running the Sahara” a documentary about three dudes who literally ran from west to east across the Sahara. After...

Resources for Resourceful Travelers

We get a lot of questions about how we manage different aspects of full-time travel. To answer them, we’ve put together a special...

The Oregon Caves and the Mystery of the Greyback

After a great two days in Eugene, we packed up the old trusty mini van once again and decided to hit the road and head south. With all four...

Review: REI Stores

REI -Recreational Equipment Incorporated- started out as a club of like-minded outdoorsman who wanted equipment that was not being provided...

Book Reviews: History on the Road

Traveling is a great way to learn. Every new city visited is a deeper insight into the region’s past and why it developed as it did....

Mt. Rainier National Park

From my family’s home in Washington State you can see Mt. Rainier. It’s one of the most majestic sights on the West Coast at almost...

Book Review: Vagabonding, by Rolf Potts

If you have ever entertained the idea of long-term travel, or ‘Vagabonding’ as Rolf Potts terms it, then this book is an...

Why I Dont Own a Cell Phone

This isn’t one of those hippy diatribes about the body corporate, or a quasi-scientific spiel about the plausible connection between...

Abandon the Cube Featured on Lonely Planet

Good news for travel buffs, Lonely Planet now has a program that features great travel blogs. This program has exploded in the travel...

Man vs Wild

Bear Gryllls’ show, Man vs. Wild (Born Survivor in the UK) – Man vs. Wild – Season 1 – is a rare TV hit. What I...

How to Get Rid of Everything

Two years ago I packed up almost everything I owned and moved to China. One month ago I returned to America with three boxes of items...

Review of Apple i-Touch for Travelers

Three months ago I borrowed an Apple i-Touch while traveling through Central Asia. I posted a review of the handy appliance on our blog...

Apple i-touch Product Review and Attempt to Get Sponsor

The Apple i-touch, like many other Apple inventions, is an amazing piece of hardware. I’m borrowing one for the next twenty days and have...

Funding the Escape

Naturally, some of you are wondering how we can afford to be unemployed and yet pay for train tickets all over the continent. Here is how I...

Packing for Several Months on the Road

Top Five Things I Wish We’d Brought • More carabineers. So far, carabineers and rope have been two of the most useful items in my pack....

Shopping for Outdoor Gear in Shanghai

We ventured to every travel gear store in Shanghai. For those seeking camping, climbing, trekking or other outdoor wear and gear we fully...

The Problem of the Borders

In planning the trip from Shanghai to Ashgabat, I’m encountering some chatter online about difficulties previous travelers have faced...