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Blog Posts, Letters, and Photos


I just put up a few new blog posts, answered a few reader questions, and published a whole bunch of new travel photos on Vagabond Journey.

Travel Blog Posts:

My Early Travels

This post is about the 7 or 8 years of travel before I began writing regularly on Song of the Open Road.

Backpacking is Dead- Long Live the Backpacker

Thoughts in Antigua, Guatemala about how I do not understand how backpackers can afford to spend days of travel funds on a few beers.

Living Under the Radar in Antigua

About working on the Road, and the balance that a little work a day can bring.

Travel Questions and Answers:

Traveling with a girlfriend question

About the pros and cons of traveling with a partner.

Where I want to travel most

Question about where I really want to travel to right now.

Travel money question

Question and answer about travel funds.

New Photographs:

Photos from Panama

Photos from Guatemala

Click on these links to go to the stories, letters, and photographs.

As ever-

Walk Slow,


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About the Author:

Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 80 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3161 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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