My First Published Article for


Dear readers,

I am excited to share my first published article for Ask Men, a popular online men’s lifestyle magazine.  The topic is Flashpack Gear and it is running under their Guy Gear column, thus making me a “Digital Correspondent.”

How did this happen?  A few months ago when I began the new blog, Medellin Living, the editors approached me about writing a profile on the city for their new annual editorial, Top 29 Best:  Cities To Live In (2009).  While Medellin didn’t make the cut, I used the opportunity to highlight my recent travels and pitch a few ideas, including an article on flashpacker gear.  I already accepted my next assignment with them, so hopefully I’m on the way to becoming a regular contributor.

Yesterday, I heard from Matt, an American I spent Christmas with at a hostel in Brussels last December.  In response to the article, he wanted me to know that the same Petzl headlamp I recommend (and used on my RTW trip) is the one he’s using (at war) in Afghanistan.

In addition to the Petzl headlamp, there are 5 other cool gadgets for your next trip abroad, so be sure to check out Flashpack Gear on Ask Men today!

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