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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.


Chicago Blizzard 2011 photos

The record setting Chicago Blizzard of 2011 reached expectations set by weather forecasters. Nearly two feet fell on the Chicagoland area accompanied by fierce winds, thunder, and lightening. The snowfall closed Chicago Public Schools and basically shut down the city except for its most vital functions. Despite the Lake Shore Drive debacle it seemed that […]


Cambodia wants to see you again

After a day of two of self-exploration around Phnom Penh I decided it was time to take a tour. I wanted to see the Choeung Ek Killing Fields. I heard that it was possible to rent a bike there and peddle there, but after biking all over Siem Reap when viewing the Angkor Temples I […]

Tuol Sleng Museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Cambodians aim to please in Phnom Penh

There is always a hint of unease when a traveler hits a new city that they have never been to before.  This is especially true when backpacking and there are no reservations awaiting at posh hotels and there is no cab, limo, or even a moto-bike with a driver holding a sign saying “Traveling Ted.”  […]

Volo Bog State Natural Area

Volo Bog summer winter slide show

Volo Bog State Natural Area captured through photographs at winter and summer.  When one returns to a favorite place throughout the year it is interesting to take note of the changes to the scenery.  The biggest change is between summer and winter. The bog has a 2.75 mile trail that circles it, which is a […]