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WWOOFing in Santa Barbara, California

Juiciest, sweetest, heirloom watermelon – ever!

After lots of thought, research, and preparation in setting off on backpacking around the world, I found a farm to visit in the beautiful town of Santa Barbara. This will be my first stop on my journey and my first WWOOFing experience.

This farm is a completely organic commercial farm of 40 acres that sells at local farmers markets and CSAs. I would be staying in the living quarters of their warehouse, which has a private section for WWOOFers, complete with refrigerator, stove, beds, and a bathroom with shower. I would help myself to food from the farm – all I can eat (music to my ears). Read the rest of this entry

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Skydiving from 18,000ft

Skydiving from 198,000ft

It’s always seemed to me that one of Man’s greatest thrills and challenges would be to experience the feeling of freefall and flying – maybe there’s something about pushing life to the boundaries to see how far one can go, or feeling the sensation and cheating death. For me, skydiving has been on my Life List for several years, and now I’m finally going to do it. Read the rest of this entry