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» The Adventure Starts Now! [08/11/06]
  I am happy to announce that my next international trip will be to Nicaragua! I bought my airline tickets today and I'm very excited to share with you...
» Questions Answered [08/16/06]
  I have been receiving a lot of good questions about my trip from friends and family. I thought I'd answer them here...
» Fitness & Gear [08/27/06]
  According to the nifty little web script I've added to my site, I will be departing for Nicaragua in 95 days. I was talking to my Dad over the weekend and he...
» And Knowing is Half the Battle! [09/09/06]
  Before a big trip, I veraciously read as much as I can about the area I plan on visiting. And not just guidebooks, either. I've got history books, geography books, nature books, websites...
» Prepare & Be Aware [09/23/06]
  A good friend of the family e-mailed me the other day with an interesting line of questioning: "What do you do to avoid strange parasites that may think you are a prime candidate for...
» Solomon and The Baby [09/25/06]
  There's a story I recall hearing in Sunday school when I was a kid about King Solomon and the baby. In the story, a baby is being claimed by two mothers as their own...
» The Grand Inter-Oceanic Nicaragua Canal! [10/05/06]
  As I discussed in earlier entries, I've been fascinated by the fact that Panama got a canal over Nicaragua. Just the other day, I was talking with my Dad, who is also...
» Daniel Ortega & William Walker [11/05/06]
  The time has been flying, and so will I on November 30th, when I board a plane bound for Nicaragua! Just 25 more days! I have had all of the necessities for my trip now for...
» Approaching Departure [11/23/06]
  Happy Thanksgiving, my American friends! Happy November 23rd to everyone else! On this Thanksgiving Day, I have a lot to be thankful for...
» GPS... and You! [11/26/06]
  I've entered the final hours of planning for this major trip and I'm just about set! I'll be landing in the capital of Nicaragua (Managua) in a little less than 120 hours. I feel that I've...
» Departing Tonight! [11/30/06]
  The day is here! I've got my bags packed and I'm ready to go. There's just a little thing called "work" I need get though today, but then I'm off...
» Dias Uno [12/01/06]
  Im here! I walked out of the Managua airport into a sauna and I have been sweating nonstop ever since. I took a quick cold shower after checking into my hostel here in Leon, but started sweating again before I could dry off...
» Dia Dos [12/02/06]
  Checking in here in Leon, Nicaragua. Still sweating. I relied on a new hostel friend to chose a restaurant for dinner last night and he took me to a hotel's 5-star restaurant...
» The Leon Black Hole [12/03/06]
  Still here in Leon. The backpackers who come here call it a black hole because it is so hard to leave. The atmosphere, the safety and the ability to go on day trips to many locations from this city make is very popular for travelers...
» Volcano Boarding [12/04/06]
  Here I am, day four, and I'm still stuck in the "Leon Black Hole" - but I'm OK with this. After all, Leon is the perfect base to stay while you can take day trips to the beaches, volcanoes, and the neighboring lakes and villages.
» Best.Birthday.Ever! [12/06/06]
  I just had the best birthday ever... and it isnt even over yet! Before I go into details...
» Tranquilo [12/09/06]
  I left Leon for good yesterday, which was a bit sad in a way. I had fallen in love with Leon and the feeling was mutual. I remember when I arrived into this city that I was a bit nervous and...
» What Day Is It? [12/11/06]
  It feels strange sitting here in front of a computer. I'm afraid to report to all of you wondering where I am that this digital boy has gone native. I have lost all track of time and had to really think...
» Hiking To Granada [12/13/06]
  Throughout the day yesterday, there was a scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark that bobbed to the surface of my memory. After an incredibly intense day of being chased...
» Home Again - Photos, Video & GPS [12/20/06]
  I suppose if you guys were simply tracking my progress based on my blog entries, you would assume I was still in Nicaragua. Unfortunately, that is not the case...