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mission statement

We all have our own reasons and preferences in our travels. For me, that involves a lot of nature, food, booze, and meeting people around the world.

There are 2 ways I have traveled. It can be a carefree, unstructured wandering into the world or a planned out set itineraries travel. Of course, most trips are an actual a medium between those two ends.

When I first started to travel, I bought a ticket and booked my first night at my destination and the rest I figured out as as I went. During graduate school and planning for Meg and myself, time and money are much more limited. This is where the second form of travel comes in. A planned out itinerary can save a lot more money, even free with travel hacking enthusiast tips out there. So planning how I use my time to travel was very important to be able to accomplish some of our travel goals (especially backpacking trips). Now, we have shifted back toward a middle as out recent trips been more last minute decisions on when can take time off.

Whether you are a super planner like I can be, want to learn from our mistakes, or just want some info on travel, hiking, and backpacking around the world, hopefully our magazine styled trip reports will provide you the information to get you where you want to go. This includes my pre-trip resources, on the trail experiences, and my impressions.

page updates & contacting us

If you are interested in our recent trips and subsequently our future trip reports, I am maintaining a weekly-ish updated over on Patreon.

Supporting us on Patreon is also the best avenue for my undivided attention if you have any question about our trips or inquiries, however feel free to email me at wangjm.walks(a)gmail.com or direct message me via social media.

about us


Here we are, my name is John and this is Meg, with her frown face at me trying to take a picture of her. All pictures on this site of her were taken begrudgingly.

We were graduate students in southwest Virginia and this website started during that time. The origin of this website, and still the main goal, is a place where I can reflect on our travels. As a graduate student, that included traveling on a budget.

While we are in a better place financially than during our time in graduate school and we have the skills to ensure a decent employment going forward, our travels styles still remain similar. The only difference is that we may splurge a bit more at restaurants and we fret less over a 5 dollar fee. It doesn’t hurt as much throwing money at a problem on the road if it will make it go away.

If you enjoyed the contents on this site and want me to shift more time dedicated to this page, we’d welcome any support (see details).


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