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The 4th of July on Bass Lake

My favorite holiday has now come and gone, and this post will be a mix between a journalistic personal document of my 4th of July on Bass Lake and why Bass Lake is the best place to watch fireworks this summer.  Every year at 8 p.m., the...

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Funny Summer Camp Stores: Week 1

I’m starting a weekly blog post that harvests the best moments of camp from that particular week (except for this week, I’m on vacation!). I’ve already explained the general gist of a typical day at camp. The following stories and quotes are an accumulation from my first three...

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What Happens at Summer Camp? A Typical Day

Anyone who knows me well knows that I have a serious This American Life addiction shared by a few of my best friends. There’s one episode they released in 1998 called “Notes on Camp” and it sort of inspired this now to be weekly series on...

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Weekend Escape – Bass Lake

Some friends and I are trying to start a wakeboard team, and as we’ve come to find — the wakeboard crowd is not necessarily the most reliable of folks. From the words of our president we have “between 15 and 65 people on the team.” Basically...

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How to Make Your Life More Spontaneous

It is said that it’s the little things in life that count — a phrase I don’t wholeheartedly subscribe to, but I believe that it applies in the case of spontaneity. How To Be More Spontaneous It’s important to do something small everyday that gets your...

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How to Avoid Getting Scammed by a Taxi Driver

I hate being blatantly ripped off. I absolutely hate it. While traveling a few blocks in Costa Rica around San Jose via taxi, a ride I’ve done many times before, my driver’s meter “suddenly stopped working.” He charged me over 10x what I knew the price was...

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The Oh-So-Awkward First Blog Post

Things I’ve been thinking about: For those who don’t know, I’m planning a 6-8 month trip around Europe. My itinerary is hard to map out because I don’t know whether or not I’ll be able to obtain the correct visa to bypass the Schengen agreement (a rule that...