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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.

Tucson outdoor adventures

Five Tucson outdoor adventures

The Grand Canyon is not the only outdoor adventure area in Arizona. While one of America’s most popular national park garners a lot of attention, there are other beautiful areas worth note.  Tucson is often overlooked, but the city is surrounded by nationally protected lands including a national park of its own. Here are five […]

Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady tires selfie

Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady tires at Sam’s Club

Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #WeatherProven #CollectiveBias The past couple of winters in Chicago have been mild. Many have become complacent about old man winter. History shows that after a mild winter or two, the next season may not be as gentle. […]

Surcos Tours

Booking Surcurs Tours in Corcovado National Park

The first time I ventured into Corcovado National Park, it was a disaster on the guide front. I booked a guide through my hostel, and he ended up being the most untrustworthy fellow in the Osa Peninsula, perhaps even in Central America. This time I would not make the same mistake. I met a guide […]

Brazil in the Garden

Brazil in the Chicago Botanic Garden

It thrilled me to receive an invitation to the Brazil in the Garden exhibition at the Chicago Botanic Garden for two reasons. First of all, I have only visited the Garden on their Father’s Day Canoe Paddle adventure. I have guided this paddle with the Friend’s of the Chicago River for three years. Other than […]


Countdown of the Top Paris Attractions

Over the last 4 years I have traveled extensively throughout Europe. No matter how many places or cities that I visit, there is always something that keeps bringing me back to the French capital, Paris. For me, there is just something in the air of this city that really gets under my skin. Perhaps it […]

Miami holiday

Outdoor adventure to accompany a Miami holiday

When taking a Miami holiday, most people just want to relax at their hotel or on Miami Beach. This is a great way to spend a few days; however, the more adventure minded will soon be looking for something else to do. Here is a list of five great adventures found near Miami. If you […]

Sugar River kayaking Verona Wisconsin

Sugar River kayaking adventure to a beer garden

Over Mother’s Day weekend in May, I enjoyed two days of paddling the Sugar River in southern Wisconsin with Sugar River Outfitters. On day one I paddled from Paoli, Wisconsin to Belleville in a canoe. On day two, I enjoyed a Sugar River kayaking adventure. I began near the source of the river in Verona, Wisconsin […]