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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.


Cross-country skiing in South Kettle Moraine State Forest in Wisconsin

Adventure travel and escape your other life

Adventure travel is a great way to escape your other life.  There is a scene in the movie Avatar when Jake Sully soliloquizes about his current situation.  He opines that the life he lives in his avatar body seems like the real life and his real life seems like the fake one. With the increasing […]

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, […]