I am a slug paced nomad. I have a tendency to move a lot, here, there, anywhere. In everyday life my goal is maximum efficiently.

In nature, my goal is simply being, rather than going and doing. The wild places I visit bring me back to a state of presence, infusing my life with appreciation and adventure.

The Face of Slug Pace

I grew up in the Bay Area, surrounded by mountains, valleys, and the ocean. I fell in love with nature when I was 15. It is a love affair that has taken me along the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail, Colorado Trail, Israel Trail, as well as hundreds of national parks and other wild places. I remain madly in love, finding her amongst soaring trees, trickling springs, and salty tides.

Writing about my journey helps me remember them and bring that beauty into my life.

I hope you enjoy my blog and find inspiration to move towards a less sterilized way of life,

Yehudah β€œSlug” Rice

Kampot, Cambodia πŸ‡°πŸ‡­

β€œCan’t do it, too much,” I say fegining shock at her proposal. β€œOkay I do $55” she counteroffers. Negotiations are not going well. Attempts at haggling with a handful of travel agents cause me to ditch the idea of a taxi for the more affordable shared minivan. I secure us seats on a small van,…

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Koh Rong Samloem

Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia πŸ‡°πŸ‡­

β€œNo information whatsoever, multiple changes underway to smaller and smaller vehicles, unexpected additional fees and in the end they left us in Trat and we had to find our own way to Koh Chang. Don’t use them.” I read out loud to Esther while scrolling through dozens of negative reviews on TripAdvisor. It is our…

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Preah kahn

Angkor Wat, Cambodia πŸ‡°πŸ‡­

Three bruised apples, two unripe oranges, one bright yellow lemon, “We did not just endure 14 hours in the air to be fined because we forgot to eat our packed lunch,” I think to myself as a Chinese customs agent methodically weighs each piece of fruit, ignoring my questions. He presents me with a pink…

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