5 National Parks to See Before You Die

Lake Louise, Banff

Let me begin with a disclaimer: this list is by no means all-encompassing. Obviously, I encourage you to see more than five national parks before you die. In fact, I think you should see as many as humanly possible in your lifetime, because, in my experience, they’re declared national parks for good reason—they’re amazing. I […]

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My Personal Travel Rites of Passage

Connemara, Ireland

Some time ago, I was forwarded James Kay’s Lonely Planet article, “The Traveller’s Classic Rites of Passage” and asked which of these rites I, personally, have encountered in my explorations. The answer is all of them. “Reader’s Requests” came to life shortly after and, well, telling those tales on this forum seemed a perfect fit. The article […]

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Where in the World is Global Debauchery?

Cafe Buza, Dubrovnik, Croatia

If you ever have the pleasure of traveling through Southeast Europe, you’re sure to visit walled city after walled city. And they’re all amazing, of course. One of the most popular these days is none other than the Old City of Dubrovnik, Croatia. Now, imagine you’ve hiked hundreds of stairs through winding alleyways to the top of said […]

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Backpacking the Former Yugoslavia v.2

The picturesque Church of the Assumption sits in the middle of an alpine lake in the fairytale town of Bled, Slovenia

9/16/14: The Headless Sphinx & The Romantic Englishman Hopped a bus first thing this morning to Split to pick up a connection to Plitvice. The first leg of the trip hugged the coastline. Weaved through endless small villages, which all started to look alike after a while. Pretty, but all the same. White stucco with […]

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Backpacking the Former Yugoslavia v.1

Fort Lovrijenac, sitting just outside the Croatian walled city of Dubrovnik

Welcome to my very first Global Debauchery feature! Instead of bombarding subscribers with email notifications for ten days straight, I decided I’d consolidate my features into three parts, today’s post being part 1, of course. For folks who’ve read my journal posts on Facebook, you may remember this little gem from a couple years ago. For those […]

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