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TGB’s Road Trip of a Lifetime (yet again)

White Sands
Picturesque White Sands National Monument

It’s been a while since I last posted; for that, I apologize. It has been a crazy month. I drove down to New York from Toronto via Niagara Falls, skipped down to Grand Cayman a couple of days later for one night before heading to Cuba, then spent nearly three weeks in the Southwest United States before arriving in LA yesterday. Currently, I am typing this post as I relax in the business class cabin of All Nippon Airways, snacking on good old rice crackers, bound for Japan. So much has happened in between. Here are but a few of the highlights. For the purposes of catching up, I’m only going to post quick snapshots taken with my phone (Sony Xperia Z3) for this post. Future posts that break down each stop will feature better photos, I promise!

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Planning a Road Trip in the American West

Sunset in The American West
Ahhh, that sky, that road

Leave me to hell and let me go by my own route – Famous American frontierswoman Calamity Jane

“The American West”– what do you think of when you hear those words? Perhaps Cowboys and “Indians,” a lawless place governed by the gun and horse, prospecting for land and gold, desolate landscapes and beating sun, leathery skin and darkened faces?

What I think of is some combination of all of the above, as well as the  incredible light that you find in that place. The sun shines differently there and the golden hours around sunrise and sunset are truly something to behold. The rugged setting and lighting of the American West make for one of the most fertile photographic and artistic backdrops on Earth.

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podcast video week one
Happy Valentine’s Day

We’re kicking off a new item this week on The Gentleman Backpacker: a podcast video where we answer reader’s questions about travel tips, photography, anything that comes to mind. Shoot us an email at [email protected] or leave us a comment and each podcast, every couple of weeks, we’ll do our best to answer them for you.

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Here is week one’s video:

Have a happy Valentine’s Day