Evolution of a Traveler


Traveling has a profound ability to change a person in many ways. It can give you a new outlook on the world and its cultures, make you learn new skills and, if you do it right, push yourself to the limits. But long-term travel can also change you physically. You’ve seen what it can do to a passport. Whether it’s a beard, hair, sun damage, or weight gain/loss, something is bound to evolve.

To test this, I took a picture of myself every week for my 6 month backpacking trip through India. Be on the lookout for only five shirts (but mostly my Lululemon Metal Vent Tech shirt), two beards, and no haircuts.

On my return, people said that I aged 5 years. See for yourself.

Introducing the Evolution of a Traveler:

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Evolution of a Passport

While traveling in another country, it’s often a good idea to carry your passport at all times in a safe and secure location. Just in case anything happens, you have immediate access to this important document.

The following is what happens when you carry around your brand new passport in your back pocket everyday for 6 months in India.

Introducing the Evolution of a Passport:

While traveling in another country, it’s often a good idea to carry your passport at all times in a safe and secure location. Just in case anything happens, you have immediate access to this important document.

The following is what happens when you carry around your brand new passport in your back pocket everyday for 6 months in India.

Introducing the Evolution of a Passport:

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Pull-ups in the Bathroom: 4 Little Ways to Keep Up Fitness

The best way to enact change is to find ways of working something in to everyday life. This is true both for new skills and habits as well as for physical fitness. I have found that squeezing small workouts into any spare minutes helps to improve overall health. This not only keeps you actively exercising, but also taking full advantage of your time.

The trick is to blend these exercises into the things you would normally do every day. This way, it doesn’t feel like you are going out of your way to exercise. This helps you to remember to work out, and also makes it as quick and easy as possible. These exercises use your body weight and minimal, if any, equipment.

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The best way to enact change is to find ways of working it into everyday life. This is true both for new skills and habits as well as for physical fitness. I have found that squeezing small workouts into any spare minutes helps to improve overall health. This not only keeps you actively exercising, but also taking full advantage of your time.

The trick is to blend these exercises into the things you would normally do every day. This way, it doesn’t feel like you are going out of your way to exercise. This helps you to remember to work out, and also makes it as quick and easy as possible. These exercises use your body weight and minimal, if any, equipment.

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Squash Skin Chips

While making my Summer Squash “Ice Cream,” I did not want to throw out the peels for all the zucchini I used.  Instead I came up with this great way to turn the skin, which would otherwise be abandoned, into a delicious and healthy snack.

Instead of potato chips, try out this low-carb, low-sugar, baked alternative.

Squash Skin Chips
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Total Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

While making my Summer Squash “Ice Cream,” I did not want to throw out the peels for all the zucchini I used.  Instead I came up with this great way to turn the skin, which would otherwise be abandoned, into a delicious and healthy snack.

Instead of potato chips, try out this low-carb, low-sugar, baked alternative.

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Almond Summer Squash “Oatmeal”

Oatmeal was always one of my favorite breakfasts and snacks. It’s quick, easy, filling, and delicious. After giving up grains, however, I’ve wanted to come up with something to fill this gap. While testing out flavors and combinations for my Summer Squash “Ice Cream,” I stumbled upon something that was pretty comparable, Almond Summer Squash “Oatmeal.”

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Total Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

Oatmeal was always one of my favorite breakfasts and snacks.  It’s quick, easy, filling, and delicious.  After giving up grains, however, I’ve wanted to come up with something to fill this gap.   While testing out flavors and combinations for my Summer Squash “Ice Cream,” I stumbled upon something that was pretty comparable, Almond Summer Squash “Oatmeal.”

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Summer Squash “Ice Cream”

For a while now, I’ve been looking for a good healthy alternative to ice cream. I helped my father open up an ice cream store nine years ago, and I have been working there ever since, making and serving the creamy, heavenly goodness. It’s one of the things I miss the most while on this diet. Every dairy-free recipe I’ve come across, such as those which use bananas or coconuts, are still very high in sugar and carbohydrates. For those looking for an even healthier and still delicious alternative, I’ve come up with this: Summer Squash “Ice Cream.”

It’s fairly quick and incredibly easy, and might just satisfy your cool craving. I know it did for me. Here’s how to make it:

Blending up some Summer Squash "Ice Cream"
Blending up some Summer Squash “Ice Cream”

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Total Cooking Time: 4 Hours

For a while now, I’ve been looking for a good healthy alternative to ice cream. I helped my father open up an ice cream store nine years ago, and I have been working there ever since, making and serving the creamy, heavenly goodness. It’s one of the things I miss the most while on this diet. Every dairy-free recipe I’ve come across, such as those which use bananas or coconuts, are still very high in sugar and carbohydrates. For those looking for an even healthier and still delicious alternative, I’ve come up with this: Summer Squash “Ice Cream.”

It’s fairly quick and incredibly easy, and might just satisfy your cool craving. I know it did for me. Here’s how to make it:

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