Why We Travel

For a long time now, I have been hearing the question, “Why do you travel so much?”  At first thought, this simple question seems to be a no-brainer. Yet ironically, I have never been able to put together the right collection of words and sentences to really convey how much traveling means to me. So I thought long and hard about traveling, and then I turned to Crystal and Darren and asked each of them sum up what traveling means to each them.  We know what are reasons are for traveling, and we also know that you all will have great responses too; so don’t forget to comment and tell us why you travel!

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Launch Party Wrap Up

It was another freezing night in beautiful Los Angeles. The temperature dropped to a low of 38 Fahrenheit on this particularly chilly night!

Luke, the activities manager of Hostel International – Santa Monica, explicitly advised me and Crystal to arrive 4 hours before the event due to technical issues (which always happen) and to set up the venue. Like most newbies, we showed up a bit late. Two runs to a local Radio Shack (and I mean Usain Bolt style runs) and two frantic phone calls to friends to arrive early with technical equipment, we officially got all of our equipment and the venue set up and running at 6:32 pm minutes after the party was set to kick-off.
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Our Patagonia (HQ) Adventure

 

Earlier this year when Alex first began researching the materials and cuts for our first line of Born to Backpack t-shirts, he was very determined to develop products that would not only inspire people to travel the world, but also inspire them to preserve the world.  At the time we had no idea how many brick walls we were going to run into while working to keep that commitment to build an environmentally responsible company without ending up in a financial hole.
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