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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.


Photo taken moments after purchasing my guitar strap

Adventure travel souvenirs that work

One of the most fun parts of travel is finding the perfect souvenir.  The souvenir aspect of travel is enjoyable twice.  It is great to look for the perfect keepsake on vacation, and then it is nice to place it in your room and remember the great memories from travel.  Runaway Juno describes how souvenirs […]

Traveling Ted successfully finishes the Birkebeiner with some help

Traveling Ted aided by the good people of Hayward, Wisconsin during the Birkebeiner

Traveling Ted was one of the nearly 10,000 cross-country skiers that participated in the 2009 American Birkebeiner Marathon in Hayward, Wisconsin.  The Birkebeiner consists of several races and the most prestigious ones are the 54 kilometer classic and the 50 kilometer skate marathon.  The Birkebeiner is known as the elite cross-country ski race in the […]

Enjoying my first campfire - photo by Steve Warble

Adventure travel camping near waterfalls

If you have never gone camping near waterfalls, it is something I suggest you do soon. There are certain magical moments that occur outdoors while camping that cannot be recreated at home.  Attempts to imitate a campfire at home are just not the same as the experience outside.  Watching a campfire on Youtube maybe soothing, […]

Lake Kawnipi is worth the effort

No pain no gain on Lake Kawnipi in Quetico

In previous posts I have described that sometimes while adventure traveling adversity must be dealt with and overcome. The first example was taken from a bus trip from Bangkok to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Then I provided another example from a recent trip to Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. In the last post I described […]

Even the bald eagle knows you have to go through adversity.  It may be wet now, but a tasty fish is in its future

No pain no gain in Quetico Provincial Park

In the previous two posts, I described how sometimes there is a price one has to pay when adventure traveling to reach one’s goal.  The first example of mine was a bus trip from Bangkok to Siem Reap.  Today and tomorrow will describe the same type of situation on a canoe/fishing trip in Quetico Provincial […]