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Traveling Ted is a blog that takes readers along on my adventures hiking, canoeing, skiing, and international backpacking. Many blogs focus on one aspect of backpacking, but I tackle both the outdoor adventure side and international exploration as well.

Sheep Head's Way

Five great Ireland walking locations

Walk the Irish Way Ireland is a walker’s paradise with hiking trails crisscrossing the landscape along the coasts, through mountain valleys and alongside teeming rivers. With such a variety in landscape what more could you ask for? So don’t take any more time than it requires to drop your bags at a comfortable budget accommodation […]

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bub app

Bub app to lend and borrow travel gear

There is a new app in town. Bub is a local marketplace app that is just up and running in the Chicago area. Bub allows you to lend out personal items and make money off of them while still holding on to them for future personal use.  The bub app also allows borrowers the opportunity […]

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Toronto skyline

My three favorite Canadian cities

The majority of my time in Canada has been spent in the wilderness of Quetico Provincial Park. In fact, I visited this beautiful pristine wilderness more than five times before I ever visited a Canadian city. For me cities are more of a jumping off point for adventure than a destination in of itself. This […]

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Orvis Chicago Wingshooting School

Orvis Chicago Wingshooting School adventure

My favorite activities in the outdoors include hiking, canoeing, and cross-country skiing. Sometimes these activities are lumped together and referred to as silent sports. This does not mean I do not like the opposite  of silent sports. For instance, I have enjoyed snowmobiling and fishing from a bass boat in the past. Similarly, I had a […]

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Three Dune Challenge

Indiana Dunes State Park Three Dune Challenge

I have cross-country skied and hiked extensively in the Indiana Dunes State Park; however, I have never hiked the number eight trail.  I have always hiked along the beach and then cut back through the forest. I know I have hiked up the ridge before, but I have never done the eight trail, AKA the […]

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Japan

Discovering Japan with a Japan Rail Pass

Discovering Japan with a Japan Rail Pass: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started Japan is one of the world’s most vibrant countries, where past and present collide to give way to a future full of possibilities. A place where a breath-taking mix of ancient traditions, culture and old shrines sit starkly juxtaposed against towering […]

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Three coffee fueled adventures

Three coffee fueled travel adventures

When I am traveling, you can divide the day into three eight hour periods. There is coffee time, beer time, and sleep. From the moment I wake up until my first beer, my hand is firmly clutched around a cup of coffee. I sometimes get a little sad after finishing my last sip knowing it […]

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