A Legendary Tale

16 countries. 8 months. 1 Legendary Tale.

Once upon a time, I set out on an indescribable journey around the world and across the continents. Searching for an adventure beyond the guide books, I’ve found the perfect stride and lived one heck of a tale for years to come. It was legendary. I’ve been home for a couple of weeks now with family and friends asking “How my trip was?” or “What was my favorite country?” or “What’s the most favorite memory?” I mean this when I say, it was ALL GREAT! Impossible for me to choose a favorite. Just to give you a quick recap.

It began in July of 2014…

When I took three of my friends on a special trip to Las Vegas, Nevada…

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Where I had a few surprise events planned for us. It began with skydiving in the Las Vegas desert!

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Later, we took on the most gargantuan dessert in the United States…

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Went to a bar made out of solid ice…

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and zipped across the old Vegas strip!

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Then, we all flew to sunny San Diego…

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to complete the rest of the events. We schooled each other in a Paintball War…

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Learned how to cook with style…

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Kayaked the sea caves…

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and went on a custom made beer crawl around Downtown San Diego!

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I said goodbye to my friends and flew to Iceland where I relaxed in a geothermic lagoon…

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and hopped over to The Netherlands where I explored the country…

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Visited Efteling, a fairytale themepark…

IMG_2609-0Kicked it in Amsterdam…

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Found some Belgian waffles with some new comrades…

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and got lost in Paris!

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Next I went to Ireland where I explored the Cliffs of Moher…

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Ventured a few forts…

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Wandered Dublin…

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and went to my very first soccer match.

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I visited Lucy in the country parts of England…

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paid a visit to the Duke of Devonshire’s castle in Chatsworth…

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and trained down to London to explore the area some more.

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Flew to Germany where I hiked a mountain where Witches lived…

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went to a local beerfest…

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and hiked 22 miles through a German forest.

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Next, over to visit Hercules…

IMG_2729Climbed walls…

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Saw the grundgy parts of Berlin…

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and climbed to the top of a mountain where I could see…

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the castle Disney got their inspiration from.

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I dressed up in a Lederhosen and spent three days in Oktoberfest!

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I visited Austria, the Land of Schwarzenegger…

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climbed another mountain…

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to reach the largest ice caves in the world…

IMG_5480rose above the clouds…

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and raided rivers!

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Flew over to Vietnam where I met up with old friends…

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taught English cuisine to local students…

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and attended a party for the graduating class.

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Went over to Nepal where I became the master of birds…

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lived on a mountain with an extremely kind Nepalese family…

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Aakash (5yrs) is the runt of the family.
Aakash (5yrs) is the runt of the family.

also with sweet spiders everywhere

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paraglided over the Himalayas,

DCIM129GOPRObecame a boat tour guide on Fewa Lake…

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searched for the deadliest bridge in the world…

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white water rafted through the Seti River…

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We look like idiots.
We look like idiots.

canyoned down waterfalls…

DCIM101GOPROcamped near the Seti River…

IMG_2899and threw the biggest party these groups of Nepali students have seen yet…

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IMG_2956as their school gave me a special farewell ceremony!

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Ventured over to Guatemala where I swam through deep dark caves,

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played in natural crystal clear pools,

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tubed in a freezing cold river…

IMG_7123-0spent Christmas on the beach of Monterrico, Guatemala with a slew of travelers from around the world…

Top Row: Marco, Mark, Lionel, Valerio, Ellie, Me Bottm Row: Laura, Katie, Carly
Top Row: Marco, Mark, Lionel, Valerio, Ellie, Me
Bottm Row: Laura, Katie, Carly

taught English to a group of amazing Guatemalan students…

IMG_2990and spent New Years in the tranquil city of Antigua!

IMG_7426IMG_7429Took a dive in a lake surrounded by volcanoes…

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Hiked and camped out on one of the tallest volcanoes in Guatemala…

IMG_7671-0IMG_7639IMG_7651Threw a pinata party for my Guatemalan students…

1926849_10152691215167965_2089477992991165036_nIMG_7901IMG_7885Began backpacking down Central America, starting with a trip to El Salvador where I found hidden waterfalls…

IMG_8259Toured the El Tunco beaches…

IMG_8257IMG_8229Went Volcano Boarding on an active volcano in Nicaragua…

IMG_8400IMG_8393Lived in a giant tree house in the jungle…

IMG_8499IMG_8493Surfed the sky in San Juan…

IMG_8596-0Shotgunned to the sunset…

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Captain Sellers Abroad.
Captain Sellers Abroad.

Witnessed more awesome volcanoes…

IMG_8874-0Spotted 25 wild crocodiles in Costa Rica…

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Got coconutty on the beaches there…

IMG_9068-0Swam in hidden rivers…

IMG_9257Had one heck of a great birthday with some my Costa Rican friends…

IMG_9326IMG_9327Traveled to Mexico…

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IMG_9541-1Went to an extremely wild music festival…

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before I got stuck overnight in Texas as I made my way back home.

Keep calm and carry on.
Keep calm and carry on.

Words cannot describe how amazing this trip around the world was. It was equally as legendary as my previous venture around the world. What’s even better is that most of these activities were unplanned from the beginning. This unplanned plan was a complete success!!

So What Now?

I’m still getting back to the swing of things at home, still telling tons of cool stories I’ve gathered about the world. Along with that, I’m already thinking about the next big adventure to new countries I have never visited before. I never blog between the long gaps but this time I have great news!

During this trip, I became a contributor for a travel website called Clapway! I have a whole slew of original content specifically for the site including tips, guides, lists, and other stories I didn’t mention on this blog site. So until the next adventure begins in a few months, you can find me on there!

See you all soon! 🙂

P.S.

I have a hunch the next one is going to be incredibly insane.

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Author: Adventure Born

I'm Daniel. A cereal lovin', traveling machine from Michigan on a solo journey around the world, documenting and sharing my unexpected tales from abroad. My aim is to inspire people like YOU to discover your very own adventures. The world is truly too big not to explore it!

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