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Ted Nelson



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I live in Chicago, and I blog under Traveling Ted​, which is a site dedicated to outdoor adventure travel. I specialize in hiking, canoeing, cross-country skiing, and international travel.

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AMost beautiful waterfalls in the world?

Judging by the fact that not one person has mentioned this waterfall, I would say that Kaieteur Falls​ in Guyana is not only one of the most spectacular, but it is the most under the radar. At 741 feet, it is almost five times higher than Niagara. Even... See More

AChicago: Best venues in Chicago to listen to live music?

Just about every Wednesday night at the Green Mill Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the The Green Mill​ They play Gypsy Jazz and cover is $6.00. The Green Mill is a legendary jazz club that dates back to the days of Al... See More

AOsa Peninsula: Suggestions for best guides, etc, for solo travel to Corcovado

Whatever you do, do not hire Felix Menocal out of Puerto Jimenez. He is a cheat and a liar. There is a guy named Nito who is outstanding. Here is the link for him. See More

AMichigan: Upper Peninsula / Lake Superior adventures?

The Upper Peninsula is incredibly beautiful. So many places to hike, kayak, and some interesting towns as well. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore​ has kayaking, a few trails, and boat tour. Porcupine Mountains​ near Ontanagan is an... See More

AChicago: What to do in one weekend in Chicago?

I always recommend either the Wendella Boats​ or Chicago Architecture Tour​ tours of the Chicago River. A great way to see the city of Chicago is by the Chicago River. If more adventurous, you can also kayak or canoe the river through... See More

ACosta Rica: Driving or taking the bus/taxi in Costa Rica

I took the bus from San José all the way to Puerto Jimenez​ and back through Manuel Antonio and had no problems and enjoyed the experience. Renting a car is more expensive, but you have more flexibility once you are at your destination. From people I... See More

ASingapore: What are the 3 must-see attractions in Singapore?

I spent a day in Pulau Ubin (Island)​ It was amazing. I rented a bike and peddled around lush tropical jungle wetlands with wild pigs, amazing bird life, and mangrove forest along the shoreline. Next to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve​... See More

AChicago: Cheap but awesome places to go and see in the Chicago area

Anywhere along the Chicago lakefront is great for being outdoors. Some of my favorite spots are Montrose Beach​, Northerly Island​, and Grant Park​. They have bike rentals that you can ride for a decent price as... See More

ACosta Rica: What city is the best place to stay in Costa Rica ?

Manuel Antonio is a great beach jungle destination. There is the beautiful Playa Manuel Antonio and then with walking distance is the Manuel Antonio​ National Park. There is also a fantastic beach within the national park. It is a little touristy, but... See More

AChicago: Things to do during a long weekend in Chicago for anniversary

You definitely want to add a tour of the Chicago River through either Wendella Boats ​ or Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise​ I live in Chicago and this is one of the things I do not get sick of when family... See More

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