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Traveling Ted is a blog that takes readers along on my adventures hiking, canoeing, skiing, and international backpacking. Many blogs focus on one aspect of backpacking, but I tackle both the outdoor adventure side and international exploration as well.

Enduropacks backpacking

Testing positive for EnduroPacks at the Chicago Marathon

If they tested for substances after the Chicago Marathon, I would have tested positive for naturally occurring ionic minerals. Fortunately, the natural ingredients found in the Enduropacks liquid electrolyte bottles are all natural.  Training derailed by injury I would love to report that Enduropacks helped me train to a new personal best, but that was not to be. However, […]

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Motorcycle adventure

Bike Bandit for your motorcycle adventure

A great way to experience the outdoors in the United States is through a road trip. One way to amp up the intensity of the experience is to experience a motorcycle adventure. Even if you do not ride a motorcycle, there is something about the idea of a road trip on two wheels that resonates with many. […]

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Psychedelic Island

Skokie Lagoons moonlight paddle adventure

Each of the last two years I have guided a group of lucky paddlers for a Skokie Lagoons moonlight paddle. A moonlight paddle anywhere is automatically an adventure. Usually when I have paddled at night it has been an unintended unfortunate circumstance from a trip that took too long due to poor planning from a stretch […]

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GoPro Chicago Marathon

Chicago Marathon GoPro time lapse

This last Sunday, I completed my second Chicago Marathon.  It was the first time I incorporated a GoPro. I used the GoPro Hero 4 and mounted it via the chest mount. I can report the I did not experience any chafing from wearing the mount. It felt comfortable. I used the ten second time lapse […]

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Five great views

Five great views to enjoy in Ireland

Ireland is home to some fantastic attractions such as the Giants Causeway, The Wild Atlantic Way, and the Fermanagh Lakelands not to mention the green rural countryside throughout Ireland. In this latest article I thought I would share with you five great views of Ireland that I stumbled upon on Instagram. Five great views in […]

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Sheep Head's Way

Five great Ireland walking locations

Walk the Irish Way Ireland is a walker’s paradise with hiking trails crisscrossing the landscape along the coasts, through mountain valleys and alongside teeming rivers. With such a variety in landscape what more could you ask for? So don’t take any more time than it requires to drop your bags at a comfortable budget accommodation […]

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bub app

Bub app to lend and borrow travel gear

There is a new app in town. Bub is a local marketplace app that is just up and running in the Chicago area. Bub allows you to lend out personal items and make money off of them while still holding on to them for future personal use.  The bub app also allows borrowers the opportunity […]

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