So many people have asked me how to set up and register for an account with the "Where is Ken Today?" blog. Here are the steps: 1.  Scroll down the page and you will see a sign in area, below the sign in fields you will see "Create an account" link underneath the "Forgot your password" and "Forgot your username".  Click on that. 2.  That will bring you to a page where all the fields…

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Wednesday, 24 August 2011 13:17

Pack Preparation Three - Other Essentials

A few days after I brought home my wonderful new backpack the excitement had worn off and I started to think about how I was actually going to fit in even the minimal amount of clothes that I had picked out for myself.  True the pack said it can hold 60 litres by volume but I failed to take into consideration that it also meant the detachable lid which acts as a sling bag, some…

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Tuesday, 23 August 2011 17:56

Pack Preparation Part Two - Your Backpack

**If you're thinking about a backpacking trip or you're in the midst of planning a trip, your backpack is absolutely THE MOST important piece of gear you'll need.  While I can't help you choose the bag that's right for you or your budget, it might be wise to invest something that is comfortable and durable for your own body.  The following is just some BASIC information about bag styles and my experiences.  Go to your…

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I am an over achiever when it comes to packing for a trip.  For my last three week trip in March, I went to Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, and Taipei.  Instead of bringing a parka in my carry on, I brought delicious homemade muffins and cookies.  Too bad I can't wear those around my neck while it snows with -5 windchill.  My light Northface jacket, hoodie, track pants, and scarf was all I wore while in…

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