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Welcome to Travel Photo Contest Friday. If this is your first time visiting, each week I post a beautiful picture (at least I think so) from my travels and you guess where it is. The first person to guess where this picture was taken (Country only this time) will win a link back to their blog with the anchor text of their choice in this post (keep it clean and relevant). Leave your guess and recent post in the comment section below. Mike won last weeks competition of Cambodia’s The Killing Fields.

I will also stumble and review the latest post of anyone who leaves a comment even if the winner has already been picked (up until next Thursday). Yes, the prizes heavily favor the blogging and travel geeks amongst us. If you don’t have a website, then leave your favorite website or better yet a charity that deserves attention.

Good luck!

Guesses aside, all comments are welcome!

Update:

The winner is Mike! The picture was in Cambodia at Cheung Ek, also known as the Killing Fields where the Khmer Rouge committed one of the most brutal mass killings in history. The monument and surrounding unmarked graves are a grim reminder of what man is capable of and what we are all responsible for helping to prevent. The stupa is filled with human skulls from the bottom to the top which can be seen through the glass encasement.

Welcome to Travel Photo Contest Friday where each week I post a beautiful picture (at least I think so) from my travels and you guess where it is. The first person to guess where this picture was taken (Country and name of this sad historical place -somewhat of a hint) will win a link back to their blog with the anchor text of their choice in this post (keep it clean and relevant). Leave your guess and recent post in the comment section below. Amy won last weeks competition of Bali’s Mysterious Cave.

I will also stumble and review the latest post of anyone who leaves a comment even if the winner has already been picked (up until next Thursday). Yes, the prizes heavily favor the blogging and travel geeks amongst us. If you don’t have a website, then leave your favorite website or better yet a charity that deserves attention.

Good luck!

Guesses aside, all comments are welcome!

Fork in the road sign "if the road forks take it"

Photo Credit: Brandon Carpenter

I’m not the type of person who can  separate life, travel and work. I’ve tried hard to fit in with the rest of the US and settle down. No one tells you specifically that you need to separate them but somehow there’s a constant pressure from society, friends, and family to do so.  Work is what you do to sustain your life and fund your temporary escape by traveling. Your not supposed to enjoy work, although everyone agrees there are a few rare individuals that do. But they also agree that you are not destined to be one of them. If you try to make a life out of travel, you are seen as escaping your “real” life and not working hard enough.

I meet people everyday who work with me in the development world who say: “Someday I’ll have to go back to the real world and settle down.” Or travelers on their year-long break who will go back to “real” life when they return home.

I used to think this way as well, as if the life I built was somehow temporary, and inferior to the life that those in the “real” world live. You know, the world with a steady job, wife and kids, close to family and friends, a house (with mortgage of course), and lots of things to fill the house with and provide further inspiration for more work. That’s a great life for some people, with a lot of rewards, but its not the only type of “real” life.

It took me a long time of trying to find myself to finally break free of society’s notions of what life is supposed to be like. One thing that helped was my travels. I lived in Japan for five years while I tried to decided what I wanted to do with my life. I traveled constantly in the country and abroad. Then I went to graduate school where half the students where internationals. This exposure to other cultures and ways of life helped me to realize there is no one way to live and that it’s OK to break with convention. Of course lots of fear is released when you break with convention and it’s not just your own. Family, friends, colleagues all start to infect you with their fear. Fear of what might happen to you, fear of living life in an untested way, fear of what it means for them if you succeed. I used to let this fear affect me while I searched for my path in life. I would constantly tell myself that I once I figured out what I wanted to be in life I would settle down back home. As if home was the only place I could live my “real” life.

Todd in Shikoku

A beautiful spot found while hiking the Shikoku Pilgrimage

On one of my trips, while hiking the 900 mile Shikoku Pilgrimage in Japan, I came to a realization that I was already living my life the way I wanted; a life of freedom, choice and responsibility. Freedom to do what I loved, the ability to chose to move on from something when I was no longer happy with it, and the ability to make a difference in the world. The exact nature of my job, life etc didn’t matter as long as it followed these three ideals. It was something that I was unconsciously doing since I left the US at age 21 and started trying to find myself. It turns out I was already myself, I just needed to release what I thought society and everyone else wanted me to be. It also turns out that everyone in my life is very happy for me and my choices. The pull to settle was more my own making than a deliberate US conspiracy.

Todd’s Wanderings has never just been a travel site, or a political site, or a collection of cool (well I think so) stories. Instead it’s a reflection of my life and how I choose to live it. As such I’ve decided to add a new section to it called Lifestyle Strategies. This will be my section where I describe strategies on how I have developed my current life abroad where my work enables my travel and my writing and all aspects form a cohesive part of  my life. Basically its about loving what you do and doing what you love.

At first I thought about calling this section Unconventional Life Strategies, but that would have played right back to the idea that one way is better or more accepted than the other. Instead I want to offer a counter perspective to life, one where you are not so much attached to a place as you are to a set of principles.

I know that this will not be for everyone, and that’s fine. But for those of you who are interested in a nomadic existence, unhooking yourself from the demands of society or even just ways to gain more freedom I hope you will enjoy the support and knowledge that it’s possible. I will also try to introduce you to other people who have taken similar leaps in life, from professional development workers-with and without blogs :) , to writers, to artists to whoever happens to cross my path. This is not meant to belittle those who decide to stay in one place, or love the simple pleasure of being with their families. I’m often jealous of what you have, I’ve just realized that it’s not me at this point in my life, or at least it’s me but without the hometown safety net.

What do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts on unhooking from societies tenacious fingers? What would you like to read in this new section?

Mother Teresa Kosovo

Mother Teresa Street in Prishtina, Kosovo

Almost everything in Kosovo boils down to politics, and this is true for soccer (yes I’m American) as well.  Kosovo is not in the World Cup, which is to be expected from a country that is only recognized by 65 nations and who is in a diplomatic stalemate with Serbia-which is in the World Cup- over its independence. With the majority 90% Kosovar-Albanian supporting independence Serbia is not likely to win too many World Cup supporters except for those from the Serbian enclaves.  So the question which country garners the most support? Make no mistake, just because they don’t have a national team in the tournament, it has not dampened the excitement in Prishtina as a hundred cafes, bars and betting halls play each match to crowds of supporters.

America and Kosovo souvenirs

Typical wares on Mother Teresa Street

To help answer my question, I decided to enlist the support of consumerism. I spent the day crisscrossing the winding streets of Kosovo’s hilly capital city in search of an American (for me) and a Japanese (for my wife) national jersey from the array of street venders selling pirated goods. I started off my day feeling optimistic, thinking an American jersey would be easy to come by. Kosovo has a love affair with the US that goes back to the NATO bombings in 1999. You can hardly walk 100 meters without coming across a US flag or assorted paraphernalia. If you are unlucky you’ll even pass the grossly ill-proportioned golden statue of Bill Clinton greeting visitors as they enter Prishtina on Bill Clinton Avenue.

I started off my search on Mother Teresa, a pedestrian walkway in the middle of town where street hawkers sell everything form knockoff Gucci belts to yapping Chinese electronic dogs performing back flips. As I walked under a banner of soccer balls and assorted national flags I assumed my search would be concluded early…leaving the rest of the day free to drink beer and cheer the second day of the tournament with the rest of the city in an outdoor cafe.

Reality was in fact quite different. I left the center of town disappointed and worried about my prospects. The closest I came to an American jersey came during this discussion.

Me: “Do you have an American Jersey?”

Seller: “I LOVE America! I lived in Arizona before.”

Me: “Great, so you have a jersey.”

Seller: “No, but I have an Argentina Jersey.”

Me: “Actually, that’s a Cameroon Jersey.”

Seller: “Yes, I love America. 13 Euro please.”

Soccer Jerseys in Kosovo

Street vendor in Kosovo

It was time to try a new tactic, so I headed to the outskirts of town to a large department store next to the K-FOR military base. K-FOR is the international military presence in Kosovo helping to keep the peace. With a large contingent from the US, as well as from all over Europe, it was my last great hope. I arrived at the four story complex catering to the nearby military personnel. You can buy anything you can think of there (all properly pirated and made in China), including a full outfit of North Face gortex clothing, fake Iphones, and DVDs for 1.5 Euro each. What they didn’t have was an American Jersey. By this point I would have settled for a North Korean jersey, but they didn’t have those either.

By the end of the day I resigned myself to supporting the US without proper clothing. I could have bought a full Celtics basketball uniform if I wanted but it seemed a bit off the mark (even though the Celts are in the NBA playoffs right now!). During my day of anthropological research I found the following teams: Brazil, Argentina, Cameroon (2nd most random), England, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Netherlands, and Israel (most random).

If you are still with me…are you?…you may be wondering what this all means. What I learned was that American flags, gratefulness for the military intervention and knockoff American clothing brands are one thing, football is another. Kosovars are happy to support any of the favored teams, particularly if they are European. However, the political and cultural support that America enjoys in Kosovo only goes so far and there is still a lot of work to be done before we see American Soccer supporters lining up to buy fake uniforms. With a tie to England in their first match, the US took one positive step towards earing some respect. It will need to take many many more before people are willing to shell out 13 Euro to support the US over Cameroon.

Mysterious Cave

Get eaten by this cave, Goa Gadja on the island of Bali

Update:

The winner is Amy! The picture was taken just outside of Ubud, Bali at the Goa Gadja cave. Bali is such a beautiful place and everyone should leave the beaches behind for a part of their trip and explore the cool, laid back artistic atmosphere of Ubud up in the mountains.

Amy does not blog but she wins eternal internet glory anyway.

Welcome to Travel Photo Contest Friday where each week I post a beautiful picture (at least I think so) from my travels and you guess where it is. The first person to guess where this picture was taken (Country and island-hint) will win a link back to their blog with the anchor text of their choice in this post (keep it clean and relevant). Leave your guess and recent post in the comment section below. Claire won last weeks competition of Kosovo’s Tank Speed Limits.

I will also stumble and review the latest post of anyone who leaves a comment even if the winner has already been picked (up until next Thursday). Yes, the prizes heavily favor the blogging and travel geeks amongst us. If you don’t have a website, then leave your favorite website or better yet a charity that deserves attention.

Good luck!

Guesses aside, all comments are welcome!

This post was written by Kay, who writes the K’s Kitchen section of Todd’s Wanderings. She also happens to be Todd’s lovely wife!

Blueberry Muffins

When I went to my friend’s house awhile ago, she served me a freshly baked banana muffin for breakfast. It made me really happy early in the morning and kept my happiness all day (along with a very nice coffee, of course!). This is it! I want to bake muffins in the morning on the weekend! I was determined to find the good recipe. I looked into several recipes in my cook books and on the internet, and found this recipe (adapted from David Herbert’s Simply Perfect Every Time) which is very tasty and easy. When I tried this for the first time, I confirmed the happiness!! My husband Todd was away (at that time for 6 weeks!), so I decided to share this happiness with my friends and they all loved the muffins!

When it comes to baking, some people tend to think that it is time-consuming and troublesome, but once you try this recipe you will change your opinion! Try it now!

Ingredients (makes 12-14 small muffins):

Flour (all-purpose): 2 cups (with 240 cc per cup*) or 300g

Baking powder: 2 teaspoons

Baking soda: 1 teaspoon

Salt: 1/8 teaspoon

Yogurt and milk mixture: ½ cup plain yogurt and ½ cup milk

2 Large Eggs

Lemon zest from 1 lemon

Sugar: 3/4 cup or 187 g

Unsalted butter: 1/2 cup (melted)

Fresh or frozen blueberry: 1 cup (or other berries depending on your preference)

*not all cups are the same and in Japan 1 cup=180 cc

How to cook- Cooking time: 20 min prep plus 20-25 baking time

1. Pre-heat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius (or 375 Fahrenheit). Have 12 muffin cups ready. If you are using the tinned     cups, spray with oil or rub the oil inside the cups.

2. Shift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together and put them all in a bowl.

3. Put the milk & yogurt mixture, beaten eggs, lemon zest, sugar, and melted butter in another bowl and mix them well.      Add this mixture into the flour and mix them all together.

4. Even if you see lumps in the mix, don’t worry as long as ingredients are mixed. Add blueberries and mix further.

5. Put the muffin dough into the muffin cups.

6. Bake the muffins for 20-25 min. From my experience, I would suggest that you keep the muffins on the lower shelf for 10 minutes and then move them to the upper shelf and bake for another 10 min. If muffins turn brown, poke a toothpick in and see if the dough sticks to it when you pull it out. If it’s not baked enough, bake for another 3-5 min. When muffins are done, take them out from the oven and let them cool for 5 min before taking them out of the cups.

Eat, drink coffee and enjoy the happiness :)

What do you think? Leave a comment and tell us how your muffins turned out.

Sri Lanka tea fields

Called Serendib by Arab traders  (the origin of the word “serendipity”), Sri Lanka has an amazing diversity for a small island and offers the possibility of experiencing vastly different climates, history, and cultures during a short vacation. In this Four Part Series I will share a glimpse of four different areas of Sri Lanka that can, and should, be a part of any itinerary to the island of providence.

Part 1 explores the East Coast city of Trincomalee and the Hindu  Koneswaram Temple and Part 2 brought us to the Ancient Buddha Rock Statues of Polonnaruwa.

Sri Lanka’s hill country is a world unto itself. Dramatic mountains are smoothed out by waves of evenly spaced tea bushes that calm the senses and clear the mind. Amongst the tea plantations, like no where else in Sri Lanka, you can feel the blend of civilizations between England’s colonial past, the Tamil Hindu community that was forcefully moved from India to Sri Lanka to work in the fields, and the ancient kingdom of Kandy. The bled of cultures provides an amazing cultural backdrop to rival the already amazing natural beauty of the area.

Stone Church in Sri Lankan Hill Country

A British built stone church

Hindu Statue in the Sri Lanka Tea Fields

A Hindu statue in the tea fields

Heading up to the higher altitudes is a great way to beat the heat of the lowlands and a sweater or fleece is a must for the chilly evenings. The cooler weather is also perfect for hiking and experiencing the beauty of the tea trails and mountain views up close and personal. My favorite way to travel in the tea country is to stay in an old tea bungalow and make it your base for exploring the area. Haputale is the perfect town for this, with expansive views out onto the plains below and a number of great hikes close by (including Horton Plains, which you can read about in any old guide book).

Buddhist Prayer Flags in Sri Lanka

Buddhist Prayer Flags

Ella Gap, Sri Lanka

A view of Ella Gap

Either a car or a driver is essential, but the freedom to explore trails off the beaten track is the reward for this extra bit of effort. Trust me, things are much cheaper in Sri Lanka than you are used to so this will not be too much of a burden. If you need another option climb Sri Lanka’s most famous pilgrimage at Adam’s Peak, where you’ll be sure to find public transportation, and a sore body afterward!

From Haputale drive one  hour to the picturesque town of Ella. The guide books sing the praises of Ella as a tiny, authentic rural hill country town. It’s true that it’s small but it is not really authentic anymore with the multitude of guest houses cramming into the hillside for a picturesque view of Ella Gap. And it is beautiful, which is why I recommend a day trip and a hike up Little Adams Peak, named for its cone like resemblance to its famous older brother. The trail head is just about 1.5 km outside of town and brings you through beautiful tea plantations, provides views of Ella Gap, and rewards you after am easy 30 minute hike with spectacular views of the surrounding hill country.

Further off the beaten path, but with a storied history is Lipton’s Seat. Named after Sir Thomas Lipton, of Lipton Tea fame, it is said this magnificent viewing point was the tea baron’s favorite place to hike to. Located 10-12 km from Haputale it is a bit out of the way. However, it on the same road as my favorite tea bungalow, in the town of Dambethenna with a tea plantation of the same name. As with most towns in the tea country the town and the tea plantation are synonymous and neither would exist without the other. The narrow road cuts back on itself creating a seemingly endless ladder high into the clouds above the town where the trail starts. The road is not for the feint of heart as mere inches separate you from a wild crash down the steep sides.

View of Lipton's Seat Sri Lanka

Lipton Seat and the view beyond (photo: Audi Liew)

The path itself is a dirt track that winds it way through the high tea plantation. It ends at a cheesy viewing station that will easily be blocked from memory by the 360 degree views. On a clear day 5 different provinces can be seen and an amazing view right down into the Uvin Basin and the Indian Ocean. While the hike is easy, the timing can be tricky and the area is often shrouded in deep mists that obscure everything from the ocean to the tips of your fingers. Start your hike here early in the morning as this is your best chance to enjoy the views before the predictable afternoon mists roll up from the valley below.

Have you been to Sri Lanka’s Hill Country? We would love to hear your experiences or just a comment on the article.

If you Go

Reservations:

If you want to stay in Haputale and at the Kelburne Cottages visit the company’s website at:

http://www.kelburnemountainview.com/

Reservations can be made in Colombo as well as payment in advance. The small, hidden, unmarked office is just off of Galle Road before Liberty Place. Call them if you get lost…which you will.

Getting there:

Here are directions to Kelburne. The staff can show you the way to Ella as well as Lipton’s Seat.

A car is essential, either a hired car (which is easily sorted in Colombo), or your own. You can also take a bus to Haputale town and then a trishaw the rest of the way.

From Colombo : Take the Badulla/Bandarawela Road through Ratnapura (A4). At Haputale Town cross-road take the right turn on the Dambettene Road (approx. 1 mile). Turn at the Kelburne Mountain View board.

From Kandy :
Take the Peradeniya/Badulla Road (A5) to Welimada. Turn right on the Welimada/Bandarawela Road to reach Haputale.

From down South: Take the A2 road to Wellawaya through Hambantota and turn left onto the Koslanda/Beragala Road , join the A5. Or, go straight to Ella on the A23 and drive to Bandarawela/Haputale.

When to go:

The guide books suggest December to April are the driest months in the hill country and the South West. They are right, but if you want to the excellent views the staff at Kelbourne recommended the rainy season of May-September as the clouds below are regularly blown aside.

I love Japan. I lived there for five years, I speak Japanese, my wife is Japanese, I even walked a 900 mile Japanese pilgrimage twice. And yet, every time I think that I have nothing more to learn, that Japanese culture cannot shock me any further I am pleasantly surprised. Actually there is nothing pleasant about this.

Japanese Blended Pig Placenta Drink

Yum! The cartoon doctor in the background has convinced me.

While I was shopping I came across the wonderfully named drink Placenta! It is no secret that the Japanese love English, not speaking it fluently, but pasting it on anything and everything to make it seem cooler. Most items make no sense and are just random words strung together. Others are more unfortunate, like the  5 year old girl in my elementary school English class who showed up wearing a t-shirt that said “Smack the Bitch and Pump the Hoes.” I’m still trying to figure out if this was supposed to be a gangster tag line or that of an enraged farmer. In her parent’s defense, it was pink and had cute little flowers on it.

So my natural reaction at seeing the drink Placenta, was that some poor office worker was asked to come up with an English word that conveyed health and vitality for their new line of vitamin supplement drinks. Unable to speak English he turned to his ever present electronic dictionary and the rest is marketing history. To my surprise they new exactly what they were doing! It is blended pig placenta, bottled and distributed all across Japan for your pleasure.

Placenta Facial MaskYes, you read that correctly. Blended Pig Placenta. For about $8.50 you can drink a 30 milliliter bottle of Blended Pig Placenta. In fact more Japanese drink it than I could possibly imagine. So many people that a new, popular product line was developed of beverages of various placental concentrations (tastes like peaches!), capsules, an organic skin cream and a wearable facial mask filled with placental extract. Sexy, I can’t wait to see my wife with a little placenta on her face (no she does not use it…nor will there be ANY placenta related projects in our house!).

I know what you’re thinking: Japan is such a crazy place. Well they might have been ahead of the curve on this one as Placentophagy – the storied, age-old tradition of placenta eating – is on the rise again. Yup, that’s right. There seems to be a growing movement- conspiracy?- in the US and other places to get placenta onto our plates. They have even gone so far as to try to slip it onto our pizzas!

So you may be wondering what the lesson is here. Other than making you think about and decide if you want to drink or eat Placenta there is no lesson. Oh, wait, maybe it’s that what we find strange in other cultures is just a result of our own ignorance. And that usually we can find the same practices right back at home; we are just not trained to see them as clearly as when we are in a foreign society and everything looks new and different. That is, if you want to get philosophical about Blended Pig Placenta.

Have you eaten or tried to drink Placenta? Would you? What other crazy foods have you come across in your travels or even in your local market? Leave your comments below.

Blogsherpa Travel CarnivalThis post is part of the Lonely Planet BlogSherpa Travel Blog Carnival hosted this time by Jennifer over at Orange Polka Dot. The Carnival is hosted every two weeks by a BlogSherpa member. The topic this time is Foreign Food Finds. I hosted the last one here on Todd’s Wanderings about Travel Safety.

Tank speed limit sign

If your driving a tank make sure you follow the speed limit!

Update:

The winner is Claire! The picture was taken in Kosovo while driving down a normal road. The signs are left over form the heavy NATO presence in 1999. While KFOR is still here helping with policing, the tanks are now all gone.

Claire blogs over at First-Time Travels. She has a great blog about traveling in the Philippines and around the area so go check her out.

Welcome to Travel Photo Contest Friday where each week I post a beautiful picture (at least I think so) from my travels and you guess where it is. The first person to guess where this picture was taken (Country only this time) will win a link back to their blog with the anchor text of their choice in this post (keep it clean and relevant). Leave your guess and recent post in the comment section below. Dave won last weeks competition of two monks in Galle Sri Lanka.

I will also stumble and review the latest post of anyone who leaves a comment even if the winner has already been picked (up until next Thursday). Yes, the prizes heavily favor the blogging and travel geeks amongst us. If you don’t have a website, then leave your favorite website or better yet a charity that deserves attention.

Good luck!

Guesses aside, all comments are welcome!

This is a guest post by Laura. An international development worker currently living and working in Kosovo. She is passionate about photography, discovering new cultures, yoga, scuba diving, hiking and working with other people to make the world a better place for all.  You can see her photography here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lfrag/

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The Art of Solo Travel: A Girls’ Guide

The Art of Solo Travel – A Girl’s Guide by Stephanie Lee helped me answer the same question I often ask myself: why travel alone? Then again, I’ve done nothing but for the past 12 years, living and traveling in Israel/Palestine, Pakistan, Maldives and now Kosovo. But I’ve never really travelled ‘alone’ just for the sake of exploring a new place or culture. No matter how I define my own travels, I guess by many people’s account I could be considered an un-average girl. And this, according to the e-book, written for female solo travelers (or would-be solo travelers) is what you are if you’re motivated to start reading it.

I never thought a check list such as the ‘Un-average’ girl check list at the beginning could inspire, but this one does (well if you are like me, that is!) In any case it can boost your confidence; and it makes you more than willing to continue reading, affirming that if you’ve read this far, you’re not motivated by money, you’re tired of the rat race and you seek fulfillment through unconventional means (yes that’s me!)

The e-book, produced by Indie Travel Podcast, is practical and down to earth. It is beautifully laid out with reader-friendly check lists, boxes and photographs. The book covers 6 parts that helps you answer a wide range of questions such as why you should travel alone (including pros and cons), how to prepare for your trip, what to pack, how to travel more and spend less (e.g. sensible tips on financial planning), and how to meet awesome people. It also gives practical ideas on how to maximize the use of frequent flyer miles and even suggests visiting couchsurfing.org, which is an international non-profit network that connects travelers with locals in over 230 countries and territories around the world where people share hospitality, come together for cultural exchange, friendship, and learning experiences.

More importantly it can give you the proverbial kick in the butt if you are seeking a life change, or just want to quit your life and get a new one; these are the more inspirational parts of the book.

Lucky for me, given I’ve been travelling so long, I now have friends all over the world whose couches I can rely on. And perhaps here is its weakness, if you can call it that. Many of the tips are useful for even the seasoned traveler, but this e-book is definitely aimed at the first-time traveler providing what is obviously meant to be a general introduction to a few continents and major countries as potential travel destinations (e.g. Western Europe and Egypt). However, at the end a list of different resources is listed that can offer more details when needed.

In general, I can say that The Art of Traveling Solo will be stuffed in my duffel bag next time I travel or on my laptop rather. (Coincidentally, the book advises you not to bring your laptop unless you will use it related to work and travel). This guide has inspired me to pursue further my traveling dreams in an organized way, and I’m sure it will inspire you too.

The Details:

PRICE: US$12.95

WHERE TO BUY: Click here to view more details

RELEASED: June 1, 2010

PUBLISHER: Indie Travel Media Ltd

Disclosure: Todd’s Wanderings makes a commission (50%) of each sale through the links above (affiliate sales). This is one of the ways that you can support Todd’s Wanderings and make sure that we thrive and grow, and keep traveling. Don’t worry, I would never recommend anything on my site I did not think was awesome and useful.  Thanks for your support and enjoy the book!

Do you travel solo? Prefer to travel in a group or with friends? Leave a comment below.

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