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THE GLOBAL SCOUT

Scout: A soldier or other person sent out ahead of a main force so as to gather information.


Calling all scouts, warrior-ambassadors, and part-time sex tourists. OAF Nation is showcasing the worldly exploits of past and current veterans who walk the earth like Caine in a quest to find a deeper meaning to life or just have a good time. Veteran wonderers are an icon of American history. Think of the post-World War II motorcycle clubs that filled the void of action-packed service abroad, the retiree and his/her dependents taking advantage of space-A travel and military lodging, or the kooky Vietnam vet sporting the skullet who never left southeast Asia. Veterans and current service members continue this legacy and are encouraged to share their experiences and advice #OAFscout.

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Mr. Cokie Goes to India

A comfort zone is a difficult thing to break, particularly when it is almost purely mental. Like so many of us, much of my...

Conquering Istanbul, Part Two: Across the Bosphorus #OAFScout

  Crossing the Bosphorus toward Taksim Square was a drastic change of scenery.  Older, rushed, and more feeble tourists stayed behind in the Sultanahmet District,...

Conflict—A Way to Avoid and A Way to Win: Travel Tip...

Squaring up these #OAFScout travel tips to an even dozen, today we’re going to cover conflict—that beautiful thing we either seem to live for,...

Conquering Istanbul, Part One: Sultanahmet #OAFscout

  Byzantium. Constantinople. Istanbul. It has been called many names over thousands of years as the seat of empires and a bridge between cultures and...

The Sex & Alcohol Curve: Travel Tip #11

  “Pick your poison”: a term we’ve all heard. Though it originally meant contemplating one of several crappy outcomes in a dilemma, the catchphrase nowadays...

Tapping into Local Intel: Travel Tip #10

Today’s travel tip for adventuring into third world locales is being pulled from the arsenal as one of our true fundamentals. First, since the title...

Albania: The Best Budget Backpacking Destination You’ve Never Heard Of

I stumbled into Albania, the tiny former Communist country tucked away in southeast Europe, more or less by chance in the summer of 2015....

Three Secrets of Puerto Rico: A Backpacker’s Key to Fully Enjoying...

        Ahh, Puerto Rico.  The richness of the name itself arouses memories of dancing the night away, exploring jungles and ruins,...

Going it Alone: Travel Tip #9

There are women who really do ruck-up. One such woman I know lived in West Africa for a year in a tent while dealing...

Adventuring as a Duo: Travel Tip #8

Last travel piece we sort of opened up a blog miniseries: Traveling in numbers. Previously, I put out some pros and cons when traveling...

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