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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.


Custer State Park South Dakota

Custer State Park Wildlife Loop Road scenic drive

In the shadows of the Black Hills, visitors can find another delightful South Dakota outdoor area.  Located only a few miles from Mount Rushmore lies Custer State Park.  The highlight for any visitor is the 18 mile Wildlife Loop Road where buffalo, pronghorn, deer, elk, prairie dogs, hawks, and coyotes roam the plains.  Buffalo are the […]

Warren Dunes State Park in Michigan

Trail blaze your own trail: adventure travel through real cross-country skiing

Is cross-country skiing really cross country? Cross-country skiing is a sport that sounds more adventurous than it really is.  The term cross-country implies overland skiing without trails.  Those unfamiliar with the sport probably imagine skiers who trek over snow drifts and through the woods when they think about the activity. Although this is possible, it […]