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Who is Backpacker Acker?

Backpacker Acker is a freelance travel writer who has spent the past 10 years since high school roaming the country and world looking for funny, interesting, and thought-provoking things to write about.  BPA, as he is known to his friends, has lived in Detroit, New York City, Hawaii, Chicago, Australia and South Korea. 

Where has Backpacker Acker traveled/written about?

Backpacker Acker first went abroad on a trip with his childhood buddy Ari to Costa Rica in 2001.  Since then BPA has traveled and written about all of Central America, from Panama to Mexico City, Eastern Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, and most of the Far East as well as Russia and Mongolia.

What is this website about?

This website provides travelers and non-travelers alike a glimpse into the world of other cultures, languages, and people in places many will not have the opportunity, or desire, to ever step foot in.  It serves to motivate the mind and soul to take the leap and hit the road.  If nothing else, you can print the articles off and read them in the loo.

What happened to the $5.00 I was promised if I logged onto this site?

No comment.

Where is BPA right now?

Backpacker Acker is currently in Denver, Colorado working in education.  The road and epic trips are in the very near future.

Why travel?

Travel to open your mind and your heart.  Learn about other cultures different than your own, you will appreciate them more after having done so.

How do I contact Backpacker Acker?

The best way is by e-mail directly at:

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