Archive for October, 2016

How I Maxed Out my US Passport

October 29, 2016
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How I Maxed Out my US Passport

What kind of travel is involved to completely fill a US Passport with entry stamps, exit stamps, and visas? Once A Traveler explains his eight-year journey.
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Should you Still Travel to Thailand?

October 19, 2016
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Thailand is still officially in mourning for the next year, leaving travelers to ask the shallow, but necessary question: should we still travel to Thailand?
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Why I Don’t Wear A Backpack

October 16, 2016
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Why I Don’t Wear A Backpack

I have to say I'm in favor of backpackers for the most part. 20-somethings making their first trips abroad, eager to learn about other countries. However, by strapping all your worldly belongings to your back, you set yourself up for certain stereotypes and stigmas, on the road and sometimes even at home.
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Never Again: Places like Angkor Wat

October 12, 2016
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Never Again: Places like Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat might as well have been Disneyland. The same people sell the same food, drinks, and merchandise at every stop, spouting the same lines - "Hello, sir! You want T-shirt??" - and targeting tourists indiscriminately.
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Should Tourists Pay More for the Same Services?

October 10, 2016
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I think I can safely say I’m no longer a true budget traveler when I don’t try to scrimp and save at every corner. For me, it comes down to comfort and convenience.
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Using Money Abroad: Cash or Credit?

October 5, 2016
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Using Money Abroad: Cash or Credit?

Finding the best way to use your money abroad is always a bit of a hassle. Fortunately, there are only a few options to choose from. 1. Convert all currency in cash with your local bank before you depart. Carry this with you abroad. 2. Get just enough cash to survive (either by changing...
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Traveling to Save Money and Working Remotely

October 3, 2016
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Traveling to Save Money and Working Remotely

Yes, you read that right. What kind of crazy upside-down world have you stumbled upon here if someone is claiming he can be in a better position financially while traveling than staying at home? To me and many other travelers – even those who do base themselves in the US full time – the...
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From Shanghai to Hong Kong by Train

October 2, 2016
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From Shanghai to Hong Kong by Train

I’ve finally escaped the Great Firewall of China (actually on the train as I begin this, but close enough). If you’ve been monitoring my Facebook and Twitter feeds, you probably know I had a bit of a scare the last few days. My plan to use the 144-hour transit visa to visit Shanghai was...
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