Define Backpacking

"I was amazed that what I needed to survive could be carried on my back. And, most surprising of all, that I could carry it.” -Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Have you ever felt that some words fail to encompass the meaning of the thing they represent? Take “backpacking” …

My Own Little Everest

This has been a long time coming. There was a moment in a little place called Chengdu, where I wasn't feeling well. Neither was my friend, Alex. So we stayed close to the bathroom an entire day and watched this movie called Everest. You may have heard of it, and if you watched it you may …

Finding Dao

Finding the path of least resistance. Go with the flow. In Chinese dao means "way." There is an understanding that Buddhism seeks to find the way, and that oftentimes the path of least resistance leads to that way.  Now, I really wanted to begin this post with a catchy saying about all of this. However, I …

A Brief Recap

The funny thing about procrastination, is that once you've started it's really easy to continue. After putting something off for so long it just seems easier to drop it all together. Therefore, beginning again is more difficult than starting the first time. Having said that, I'm going to overload your brain for a moment with …