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Feet Don’t Fail Me Now: Day 43

This post was written by Garrett Russell. We rely on our bodies to work. That’s a no-brainer. Traveling on a budget often involves staying in a hostel, taking public transportation, and very commonly using your appendages to get from place to place. I have walked all over this planet, and I expect my body to [...]

Sacrificing Mentality

This post was written by Garrett Russell. Every aspect of the environment in which I grew up defines who I am. My language, my customs, my values and morals all define me as a person. I am very proud of my heritage, and there are many things that I don’t want to ever forget or [...]

Am I Eating What I Think I’m Eating?

This post was written by Garrett Russell. When traveling afar, one must face an unnerving truth: you can never be too certain what you’re eating, nor if it will agree with your stomach. In America, most of what we eat is processed by strict guidelines that prevent us from coming down with something. This is [...]

My Fijian Calling: Rugby

This post is written by Garrett Russell. I think I might have found my Fijian calling: Rugby. Nakavika is a village that has earned the reputation of being a Namosi Highlands rugby powerhouse. With one player currently on the Fiji national team, the blood for the sport runs deep within everyone. Every evening before dinner [...]

Pack Your Humor

This post was written by Garrett Russell. I had many conversation with Lindsay, who has already been to Nakavika, about what to expect. After listening to her advice I came to the realization I didn’t want to know everything. It’s nice when traveling to have a Lonely Planet guide book with you – to help [...]