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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.

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One 2017 bucket list item

In 2013, the travel blogging world lost Anita Mac, and many of us lost a friend. Anita inspired each of us in different ways with her huge, welcoming smile, eagerness to help, colorful fashion sense, as well as a shoulder to cry on and a willingness to comfort and listen. For many of us, Anita […]

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Devils Den Spring

Second citizen snorkeling at Devils Den Spring

We arrived in Devils Den Spring for a swim and some snorkeling. The spring is located just outside the small town of Watchya talking about Williston, which is about two hours north of Tampa. North Florida is home to a rich abundance of natural springs. On this road trip I would visit a handful. Visiting […]

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Enduropacks backpacking

Testing positive for EnduroPacks at the Chicago Marathon

If they tested for substances after the Chicago Marathon, I would have tested positive for naturally occurring ionic minerals. Fortunately, the natural ingredients found in the Enduropacks liquid electrolyte bottles are all natural.  Training derailed by injury I would love to report that Enduropacks helped me train to a new personal best, but that was not to be. However, […]

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Motorcycle adventure

Bike Bandit for your motorcycle adventure

A great way to experience the outdoors in the United States is through a road trip. One way to amp up the intensity of the experience is to experience a motorcycle adventure. Even if you do not ride a motorcycle, there is something about the idea of a road trip on two wheels that resonates with many. […]

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Psychedelic Island

Skokie Lagoons moonlight paddle adventure

Each of the last two years I have guided a group of lucky paddlers for a Skokie Lagoons moonlight paddle. A moonlight paddle anywhere is automatically an adventure. Usually when I have paddled at night it has been an unintended unfortunate circumstance from a trip that took too long due to poor planning from a stretch […]

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