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How many people travel every year

Written by Hank Martin in The Backpack

Breaking Trail has a reputation for standing out, choosing our own path and making our own decisions. It’s why we formed Breaking Trail. We experiment, traveling with dietary restrictions to give you tips to do the same, figure out ways to stay hydrated on an adventure when beer is cheaper than water, and learn to bargain in Morocco so we can give you the deets on how it’s done. So we wanted to finally get to the bottom of the rumor that more people are traveling. The truth is, while more people are talking about the glory of travel less people are actually traveling. Since 39% of the US population has a passport I wanted to know how that equated …

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They Built it for us to See!

Written by Payton Lee in The Backpack

Recently we asked our subscribers to send in their favorite architecture photos from around the world. Here are the two winners selected to be put into our Issue 7 Breaking Trail Magazine: -Tokyo, Japan: An impressive city scape with neon lights sparkling into the night.      – A new brain research facility in Las Vegas, NV. It puts my brain in a twist just looking at it.       Architecture is an amazing feat that gives the landscape of places a distinct flare and personality. Like the men and women who design them, the building or structures have character. Where is your favorite place of character??  

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The Snowman

Written by Payton Lee in The Backpack

  One must have a mind of winter To regard the frost and the boughs Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;And have been cold a long time To behold the junipers shagged with ice, The spruces rough in the distant glitter Of the January sun; and not to think Of any misery in the sound of the wind, In the sound of a few leaves, Which is the sound of the land Full of the same wind That is blowing in the same bare place For the listener, who listens in the snow, And, nothing himself, beholds Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.   The peacefulness of the backcountry can be …

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Summer LOVE

Written by Payton Lee in The Backpack

One of my favorite things about summer is the HOT cars! Taken in Baden-Baden, Germany this picture captured it all. The weather was beautiful, the classic cars were out for a cruise,…