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The Story of Brooke vs. the World

With almost four years of content filling the pages of this weblog, it’s not uncommon for new visitors to not really understand where and how this all started. It would take quite some time for somebody to go back through all the drivel, but it also takes a bit of time to answer the emails. The best way to deal… Read more
May 27, 2010 · Continue Reading · 29
The Lunatic Express

Reviewing Carl Hoffman's 'The Lunatic Express'

Wow. Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow. Carl Hoffman, you must have outdone yourself on this one. Seeking out the world’s most dangerous forms of transportation while traveling to some of the craziest places? Please sir, give me more; this is by far the most outrageous RTW trip anyone has ever attempted. Rightfully named The Lunatic Express, Carl basically went on… Read more
March 22, 2010 · Continue Reading · 8

Reviewing 'Imagine: A Vagabond Story'

Grant Lingel’s ‘Imagine: A Vagabond Story’ Instead of dealing with the uncertainty of life that comes after university graduation like most other young Americans, Grant decides to head out on the journey of a lifetime. Just 7 credits shy of his own degree and only $300 to his name, he travels south to Mexico, Belize and Guatemala on a scandalous… Read more
September 16, 2009 · Continue Reading · 4

Mmmm… Chocolate

Tanya happily walked in the front door a few days ago after a short getaway. “Hey, roomie! I brought you back some delicious treats from my trip to Lviv!” “Noooooooooooo!” I screamed. What was she trying to do to me? I’ve already shared my concerns on how I need to cut back on sweets after the holidays, but there she… Read more
January 17, 2009 · Continue Reading · 5
restricted zone

So, you were expecting to find a former Soviet Navy nuclear submarine training center, too?!

Paldiski could be classified as the worst city I have ever travelled to… purposely. Apparently, the guide books even say “Welcome to Hell” when talking about the small, former Soviet naval base, but still my current fascination with all things “Soviet style” helped Sam talk me into checking it out. Apparently there was even going to be the remains of… Read more
October 10, 2008 · Continue Reading · 1

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