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Welcome to Paths Unwritten, the successor to Slightly Removed, my original blog.  While Slightly Removed served its purpose, it was time to move on to something more permanent in a private domain.  This site will be much more encompassing in its content, including many other facets of travel than the journals and random musings of Slightly Removed.

(the story) So Far
The main body of Slightly Removed was journal style posts.  Entries and pictures of my movements from place-to-place listed in chronological order from the time I left Michigan on a one-way ticket to Puerto Rico in order to crew a boat in the Atlantic, to my shift in life once again to Asia.

This is my travel journal, and I am sorely in need of catching up on its entries.

Home In Nowhere
A section for general-style travel posts focused on sustained long-term travelers.  I’m working on a number of ideas now and new ideas from readers are always welcome.

Lost Cities
I’m turning 27 this year and was an archaeology major, yet I have never seen an Indiana Jones movie for some reason.  Despite this, wandering the ruins of ancient civilizations is one of my favorite parts of travel.  Throw into that the fun of getting to some of these remote locations when you are without your own transportation, and these are among my favorite posts to write.

Out of Place
Posts that are more than random thoughts or that have a common theme but don’t fit in the other categories.

About Me
Pretty self-explanatory.


Thanks for reading and I’ll continue to expand the Paths Unwritten in the coming months with content I hope you’ll enjoy.




Benjamin Williams

Hi all, my name is Ben. I’m a native Michigander with a passion for human culture and new places, and more than that, new experiences. I have degrees in archaeology and writing, pursuing a career in the latter. However, I never quite lost that fascination for archaeological theory. For the past 11 years, I’ve been living and travelling between Asia, Europe, and North America, documenting ancient sites and the peoples who built them, and then adapting them into practical archaeological travel information at


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