1. Home Page

Hello, hello, everyone! As you have discovered, I will be traveling throughout as many countries and continents as I can.

Quick Notes:

  • The plan is dynamic and flexible, but to get a better idea of what will be going down, please visit The Bucket page where you will see the general plan of action! The Bucket is not set in stone- in fact it is likely to change. I may not even get as far a Africa, who knows? I will travel until I have no more money to support myself, at which point I will purchase a flight ticket home to the USA.
  • If you are interested in what is in my pack, please feel free to look at the Backpacking Checklist Page.
  • For other topics as well as the travel posts, you may visit the Blog Directory.
  • If you want email updates whenever I post about where I am and what I have been doing, scroll down and enter your email address to subscribe!

The purpose of this blog is to crush any and all preconceived notions that you need to be filthy rich to experience the rest of the world- I say this is a foolish belief. You only need some things: brains, flexibility, and good money management. But above all of these is the spirit of adventure; the thirst to know more. I make a measly 10,000- 12,000$ a year. I rent an apartment, I pay for all of my own crap, and I reside in New Jersey, U.S.A. Yeah, that’s not much compared to some people. But I am determined to experience everything that I can. And stay alive, of course.

I will be documenting all of my travel routes, experiences, and prices in order to prove that traveling does not need to cost you your soul.

  • Visit Me!
  1. If you know me, I want you to come and say hello along my adventure!
  2. Email me when you want to travel, and I will try to arrange a meeting with you wherever I will be at that time. I would really love for anyone to spend a day or week with me on the road =]
  3. Unfortunately, I cannot accurately predict where I will be months in advance, but I can try to work with you and meet you at airports and whatnot.
  4. Of course, this is only open to people I know in person, such as friends and family.

Date of departure: August 3rd, 2016



One Final Note: In all of the Pre-Travel blog posts, you’ll notice I bounce around quite a bit. If you have any questions, feel free to ask directly =]

Listed below are the updates to the site that are not deserving of their own blog post =D

3/21/2016:

  1. Added Visa costs for short term stays in the countries listed on The Bucket.
  2. Updated my Backpacking Checklist.

4/11/2016

  1. Added a Resource Page to help anyone else looking to travel.

7/27/2016

  1. Erased all estimated designations from the Bucket Lists; I will update them as I go and list key areas that I actually visited.

8/16/2016

  1. Added a page for all the books I am reading along the way. You can find this on the Blog Directory page.

10/15/2016

  1. Added a custom URL: http://www.minimalistpacker.com
  2. Created a FB page
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23 thoughts on “1. Home Page

    Yellow Beard said:
    January 13, 2016 at 7:10 am

    What a splendid idea.

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    Dissonance said:
    February 20, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    You are my hero, I wish you safe adventures and loads of fun 🙂

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    nathanielhegyes said:
    April 3, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    HEEHEEHEE… I created this website SOOO long ago, like a year and a half ago.

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      Samuel Barger responded:
      April 4, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      Yeah, yeah, yeah- Then you decided to go to Australia instead!!! Hurry up and upload a Vlog so I can add your channel to the “Other Websites” page.

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    Jim G said:
    July 27, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    you can’t buy love or adventure

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    Nabbit said:
    July 28, 2016 at 5:28 am

    Have a fun time! I’ve always wanted to go backpacking and travel the world. I hope you meet a lot of splendid people on your journey. 🙂

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    Alex Klaus said:
    July 29, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Good luck, Godspeed, and safe traveling my mysterious friend. Aka “Ichibod Crane”

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    Beth said:
    July 29, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    We met at the Bms library today, and you gave me your handout. Best of luck. I lookforward to your adventues being posted in emails.

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    Grace Barger said:
    July 31, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Good luck my dear one. I will be following along with you through your blog and me and Ryan hope to meet up with you at some point next year, possibly Amsterdam. Please be safe and have a wonderful time. Make sure to soak it all in so you can tell me everything once you’re home. Love you xoxo

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    Ellen said:
    July 31, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Life is an adventure, yours shall be exceptional.

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    Aunt Sharon said:
    August 1, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Best of luck to you Sam & safe travels! Keep everyone up to date, we will miss you at the picnic next week.

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    Jim G said:
    August 2, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    “May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields and, until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand” an old Irish blessing

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    Kim O said:
    August 3, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Sam, I will miss your smiling face and quick wit at the library ( there is no one else who wants to be my grinch in reserving books for me lol). However I am so in awe of what you are doing, I wish you the best of luck. I will say a little prayer for you each night. Be safe and we can’t wait to hear all about everything. Don’t forget to send a postcard once in awhile.

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    Jeff Gant said:
    August 5, 2016 at 3:28 am

    Ay yoeth, I already miss our Thursday night off the wall conversations. Bummer. Have fun be safe keep smiling!

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    Taylor Gunn said:
    August 13, 2016 at 2:54 am

    Miss you Sammy, hope you’re having a blast!!

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    Dylan Curatola said:
    August 17, 2016 at 12:58 am

    Sam! I would have been so upset to find out only two weeks in Ireland! I hope you have more luck in other countries, although after reading through your issues with Visas now, it looks like you’re going to be booking it through Europe 😦 Good luck!

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    Virginia H. Cox said:
    August 24, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Travel safe Keep smiling for yours is an adventure of a lifetime. God bless

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    irving dohant said:
    August 28, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    ton pote de France te souhaite un bon voyage =)

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      Charles STRAUSS said:
      September 1, 2016 at 12:10 pm

      Allez la meme bonne chance mec !
      Travel safe and have fun my friend 😉
      Oh and don’t forget no to take a sid ^^

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    Sharon Aurick Siciliano said:
    September 26, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Sam,
    We miss you here at the library. Please travel safe. I hope you hae a wonderful time!
    Sharon

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    Sharon Johnson said:
    September 26, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Sounds like you are having great experiences with some really great people. Stay safe as you continue such an amazing adventure! Luv, Uncle Tim & Aunt Sharon

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    Sophie said:
    October 12, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Sam Sam you are the music man 😂👌🏽
    Good meeting you dude x

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