Fundraising, Adventure, and Backpacking on the John Muir Trail

Fundraising, Adventure, and Backpacking on the John Muir Trail

Written By: Ryan Eula Roughly 2 years ago I entered into the world of backpacking. Not the type of backpacking where you stay in hostels, drinking cheap beer with other American travelers every night and riding EuRail trains to Western European cities. No, I’m talking about the kind of backpacking where you carry your tent(…)

Drinking Alcohol Keeps Bedbugs from Biting!

Drinking Alcohol Keeps Bedbugs from Biting!

We’ve got some good news for the backpacker community:  Aparently, a new study conducted at the University of Nebraska has scientifically proven that binge drinking backpackers are less likely to be bitten by bedbugs than their sober counterparts. Yup, bedbugs prefer sober blood. Ralph Narain, the Ph.D. candidate who conducted the research said that he(…)

Big, Bad Bogotá: A Gritty Account of the South American Capital

Big, Bad Bogotá: A Gritty Account of the South American Capital

Altitude, pollution, poverty, noise, and toxic smells: Bogotá, located some 2600 meters high, rolls out over the Sabana de Bogotá like an extraordinary ugly carpet. Its physical impact is as inescapable as it is overwhelming; the smog so dense you feel as though you’re personally running on petrol and the police posted on every corner(…)