Kaplan Vagabonding Comes to a Close

It’s been six months since our last blog. Because we’ve been quiet for so long, and since we’re in the midst of an enormous life change, we thought it was time to send an update on what we’re up to, what we’re planning, and how we’ve made the shift to …

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Kiwi Camping 101

We’ve been in New Zealand since January 16 and are leaving tomorrow. A wistful feeling has descended upon us…of wanting to savor every moment, every vista. In our three months here, we’ve learned a lot about the country, or at least about its landscapes and how to get around and …

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Our own weird New Zealand triathlon

Greetings from the South Island of New Zealand, where we have been having a blast soaking up great and varied natural beauty and the friendly and easy-going spirit of the people who call this place home.

New Zealand has two sizable islands—the North and the South—and hundreds of small breakaway …

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On Walking and Hiking

When I’m walking in the mountains or the countryside, my mind has time to drift freely and unhurriedly into random topics. It’s one of the great luxuries of our current lifestyle. Sometimes I find myself burrowing deep into a particular topic, and I can even feel a euphoria of imagined …

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Discovering Asturias

It’s been a while since we’ve posted a blog. I appear to be too undisciplined and “too busy” to sit down and write. My stress level has hit a historic low, and I’m liking it. I hope you can give it a try!

So we want everyone to know we’re …

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Europe Anyone?

Today marks our one-year anniversary of full-time travel! Far from being ready to stop, we’re sticking to our original plan to keep going for a second year. Whah….?

OK, let’s be honest: sometimes we do get tired of being on the move. To fend off travel fatigue, we try to …

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The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

April 5 was a day we had been anticipating since the mid-1980s: the day we would finally set foot on the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

We awoke that morning for our scheduled 4am pickup from our AirBnB in Cusco with great excitement and (for me) some trepidation. When …

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