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January 4th, 2010

My Year in Cities: 2009

Here are the places that I slept overnight in 2009. Links to previous years post at the bottom of this post. What were yours?

Seattle
Snowden, WA
New York, New York
Washington DC
Phoenix, Arizona
Palm Springs, California
Los Angeles, CA
Seoul, South Korea
Auckland, New Zealand
Wharekaho Beach, New Zealand
Ohope, New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand
Greymouth, New Zealand
Nelson, New Zealand
Fox Glacier, New Zealand
Christchurch, New Zealand
Wanaka, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand
Hamner Springs, New Zealand
Melbourne, Australia
Brisbane, Australia
Surfers Paradise, Australia
Noosa, Australia
Sydney, Australia
Manly Beach, Australia
Bangkok, Thailand
Koh Samui, Thailand
Singapore
Seminyak, Bali Indonesia
Mountains of Bali, Indonesia
Seraya, Bali
Boston, USA
Chicago, Illinois
Poipu, Hawaii*
Orlando, Florida
Las Vegas, Nevada
Leavenworth, WA

* denotes more than 1 time, separate occasions.

2008 list

2007 list

2006 List

2005 List

January 29th, 2009

What kind of traveler am I?

I’m like Rolf Potts. That’s cool.

I travel like Rolf Potts !
Rolf Potts

You are a travel legend in the making, with a sense of adventure that will lead to hundreds of fascinating stories. Locals all over the world will give you special nicknames, and almost all of them will be complimentary.

What type of traveler are you?
Take BootsnAll’s Travel Quiz to find out.

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January 25th, 2009

1st stop on my upcoming 4 month trip: New Zealand

January 9th, 2009

My Year in Cities: 2008

Portland, OR
Las Vegas *
Chicago, IL *
Phoenix, AZ
Snowden, WA
Eugene, OR*
Hollywood, CA
Honolulu, HI
Poipu, Kauai*
Bucharest, Romania
Kathmandu, Nepal
Pokara, Nepal
Random Villages, Nepal
Delhi, India
New York, NY
Boston, MA
San Diego, CA
Del Mar, CA
Enterprise, OR
Lake Tahoe, CA
Chico, CA
Orlando, FL*
Santa Rosa, CA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA

* denotes more than 1 time, separate occasions.

2007 list
2006 List
2005 List

May 20th, 2008

BWCA Jam: Video

My buddy Chuck and his mates goto Boundary Water every spring for Canoeing, Fishing, and jamming. I hope one day I get to go. Seems like a great bunch of blokes.

May 4th, 2008

8 Day trip

Santa Rosa, CA – see my momma
San Francisco, CA for EO GLC San Francisco
Chicago, Illinois – Zimmy’s getting married and Cubs games

April 24th, 2008

Dancing in the Himalayas

Backstory: Our guide, Bishnu and and porter Drupa, loved this Nepali Musician (watch video to listen). As we started our trek in some small town, they bought a little tape player and the tape of this artist. Almost every town we came into, Bishnu and Drupa would break out into a dance and start jamming, Nepali style. Eventually Adam and I caught on and just didn’t care that we looked like wankers and just danced.

So, it was a great time. I am thinking of seriously going back for a 2 or 3 week trek later this year. Who wants to go?

originally posted on BnA Videos

April 13th, 2008

Lonely Planet Writer: Bad Seed

I just saw this article on CNN about a LP writer that plagirized, didn’t goto the countries, and was a general arse.

Thomas Kohnstamm, who has written a book on his misadventures, also said he didn’t travel to Colombia to write the guidebook on the country because “they didn’t pay me enough,” The Daily Telegraph reported.

“I wrote the book in San Francisco [California],” he is quoted as saying in the Telegraph. “I got the information from a chick I was dating — an intern in the Colombian Consulate.”

My questions for this arse hole are:

1) Why did you take the job if you didn’t think it would pay you enough?
2) Lying, cheating – and now you get another book published – who is publishing it? Do you believe him this time?

Anyway – this guys sounds like a 1st class jerk. Yeah – it slipped through Lonely Planet’s editorial staff. I can’t blame them, considering the volume of data that produce, stuff like this is bound to happen.

It goes to show you, you don’t necessarily need to travel to a place to write about it factually these days. The data is there, it just needs to be brought together in an easily understandable format.

April 1st, 2008

BootsnAll Insiders and Portland Hipsters

We have a new ad running on BnA for our updated Insiders section:
Travel Insiders

They guy on this images is awesome. Could totally pass for a Portland Hipster, which as I get older, is hard to be. But a lot of the BnA die hards over the years are bad arse experts on a part of travel in their own right. If you got some travel skillz, share it there with an intimate non-troll bait community.

February 28th, 2008

Nepal Petrol Lines Video

On the way back into Kathmandu the other day, I video’d a huge line of buses waiting for Diesel Gas. Lotsa these petrol lines all over the city.

Note: Just slopped those subtitles on there using iMovie again. Not that polished – but easy.

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