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Well it’s been a while. I used to do a lot of writing for Corn Nation (twitter recaps, women’s soccer articles, etc.) and then life happened. It’s been quite the ride. I traveled for a total of 18 months throughout Mexico, Central America and Europe. I have gathered plenty of amazing travel stories (I am sure I will share all of them on here at some point).

As of right now, I have traveled to 27 countries and been to 47 out of 50 states (bonus points for correctly guessing which three I need to visit). While I traveled, I blogged not so frequently on my website (Nate Meets World) about hiking in the different places that I visited. The headline pic you see in me at the summit of Nevado de Toluca which is the fourth highest point in Mexico at 4680 meters (15354 feet).

Currently I am living in Guadalajara, Mexico where I have been since the end of last year. I needed a place to settle for a while after traveling for 18 months. However, my travels start again in a couple weeks and I plan to share tidbits for my adventures here as well as recall some amazing travel stories on my journey so far (like the Russian police story).

I work strictly online which gives me the flexibility to travel when I want and live in places like Guadalajara, Mexico. Besides the delicious Mexican food you can find everywhere, some of the other reasons I chose to live in Guadalajara were because I had a few friends here, the mild ‘winter season’ and the really low cost of living for a big metropolitan area (around five million people).

Anyways enough about me. Feel free to share in the comments how many countries and/or US States you have visited.

Frosted Flakes

Sophomore outside linebacker Breon Dixon off Husker football team | Football | omaha.com |

Breon Dixon is leaving the Nebraska football program and putting his name into the NCAA transfer portal, the outside linebacker announced late Wednesday night on social media.

Husker softball splits Iowa doubleheader | Huskers.com | Nebraska Athletics Official Website |

The Huskers split the doubleheader after winning game one earlier on Wednesday.

In return to Wood River, Husker coach Frost revels in being ‘just Scott’ | Football | Lincoln Journal Star |

There’s only one place on the planet where you could have sat among 500-plus people on Tuesday night and watched home video from 1989 of Scott Frost.

Steve Sipple Verduzco has excellent overall QB Situation; better than, say, Ohio State’s | Football | Lincoln Journal Star |

Things I know, and things I think I know: Nebraska quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco requires a high level of efficiency and effectiveness from his players.

NFL Draft

Carriker Chronicles: Luke Gifford on the NFL Draft, favorite Husker memories and more | Football | omaha.com |

Adam Carriker talks to former Nebraska linebacker Luke Gifford about the NFL draft, what team he’d like to end up on, his favorite Husker memories and much more.

Travel/Extras

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in the World | Travel | Conde Nast Traveler |

Massive glaciers, staggering mountains, plains dotted with wild animals: We sure live in a big, beautiful world. And while pinpointing all of Mother Nature’s greatest hits could take a lifetime, we think these 50 out-of-this-world landscapes and awe-inspiring wonders—from Arizona to Antarctica—need to move to the very top of your travel list.

30 Haunted Places to Visit Around the World | Travel | Travel & Leisure |

While some haunted houses can seem a little hokey — filled with actors dressed as ghouls, goblins, mad scientists, and Frankenstein’s monsters — there are several spots around the globe with real reputations for being truly haunted.

Apparently the Regular Season is Irrelevant in the NHL | Hockey | Five Thirty Eight |

In case you haven’t been following the Stanley Cup Playoffs, it’s been pretty NHL nuts. All the #1 seeds have been eliminated in the first round. This is chaos.

The Instagram Aesthetic is Over | Technology | The Atlantic |

The look made famous by the platform just doesn’t resonate anymore.

The Fabregé Egg: How Imperial Russia’s Most Elaborate Easter Gift Came to Be | History | My Modern Net |

These highly collectible objects were manufactured under the supervision of Peter Carl Fabergé between 1885 and 1917. The first was crafted for Tsar Alexander III, who decided to give his wife—the Empress Maria Feodorovna—an extra special Easter egg in 1885.

On Everest, A Trail of Old and Faulty Oxygen Equipment | Outdoors | New York Times |

According to interviews and public records from the past two decades, at least 21 others have reported dangerous equipment problems, many of them pegged to leaking oxygen cylinders, malfunctioning regulators or human error made by inexperienced climbers.

New Device Translates Brain Activity Into Speech | Science | National Geographic |

Someday, people who have lost their ability to speak may get their voice back. A new study demonstrates that electrical activity in the brain can be decoded and used to synthesize speech.

Shameless Plug of my Hiking Videos on YouTube Because Jon Johnston Told Me to Promote Myself

I did the Volcan Acatenango hike in Guatemala a little over a year ago. It was pretty epic! I captured a volcano erupting so I would say this video is a worth a watch.