Tips to Travel on a Budget (Really)

Renting a bike in Amsterdam is the cheapest (and most fun) way to get around! My hometown, San Francisco, California, is one of the most expensive cities in the world.  Because I can work remotely, I have found that it is actually more cost effective to be out of my...

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Self Care For the Constant Traveler

Scenes from the slow boat on the Mekong River in Laos When I was a teenager and a babybackpacker in my 20s, I always wanted to cram as much in a trip as possible.  From Kyushu to Hokkaido with two weeks in Japan?  Bring it on! One week in Europe?  Sure, I can visit...

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Southeast Asia: All Types of Travelers Love it for a Reason

Friendly local on Lake Inle, Myanmar And just like that, all of the sudden I was traveling in the most controversial country on this planet. Myanmar, a place I’d say many Americans had never heard of, was in the center of global news. And suddenly I was getting all...

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A Little About Everywhere I’ve Traveled

Here I am, over half way to my coveted goal of visiting 100 countries.  As a traveler, I know it is not only about the number.  I have returned to countries that I love, for more exploration. At this point, I can appreciate a special experience more than a new...

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On Finding Travel Destination Inspiration

As someone who is constantly traveling, for fun and for my business, deciding where to go next and where I want to go in the future can be a difficult task.  There currently 195 countries on this planet and since I really do want to travel (almost) everywhere,...

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“Home Base” for the Nomad or Traveler

Here I am, back at home in California for a few weeks after a long stretch of traveling.  And I can not say this has been an easy transition or that I am enjoying my time here to the fullest.  Reverse culture shock is rougher for me than culture shock of new places...

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Slow Travel? Fast Travel? What to do?

When I was a teenager and a babybackpacker in my 20s, I always wanted to cram as much in a trip as possible.  From Kyushu to Hokkaido with two weeks in Japan?  Bring it on! One week in Europe?  Sure, I can visit France, the Netherlands, and the UK.  Lonely Planet's...

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Review: Overnight bus from Yangon to Bagan (Myanmar)

Before arriving in Myanmar, I heard mixed reviews about the long distance busses.  But Myanmar is a big country, and if you're adventurous like me, traveling on a tight budget, overnight busses are the cheapest and most time efficient way to get around.  So I decided...

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