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The Ugliest Travel Behavior, Part II

December 8, 2018
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After Part I of such uplifting stories abroad, don't you want to see how travelers can get even worse? Here are some of the worst behaviors I've witnesses in my travels.
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How I’ve Lost Friends as an Adult

December 7, 2018
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After you leave college, life will literally never be the same again; never in your life – yes, even if you go back to grad school – will you be surrounded by a group of people from different backgrounds who are not only open to developing new friendships but in fact have the time...
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4 Reasons NOT to Learn Japanese while Living in Japan

December 5, 2018
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Believe it or not, I've found there are actually situations in Japan improved upon by not having a strong grasp of the language. What do you think?
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The Ugliest Travel Behavior, Part I

December 3, 2018
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What's some of the worst travel behavior you've witnessed? Over the next two blog entries, I'll be breaking down ten examples of despicable behavior abroad.
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Lessons Learned from Staying in Touristy Bali

August 23, 2018
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Lombok Island has been hit by a series of earthquakes over the last few weeks. How should that affect travel to Bali? Even if you go, here are some of the reasons to only stick to certain areas.
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When can you blame Japan for your problems?

June 6, 2018
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Have you ever felt compelled to blame your host country or the people there for the problems you've faced working abroad? This blog entry is for you.
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Why I Say Konnichwa

May 14, 2018
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Do you prefer to greet people in English or the local language when you're abroad? Even if you're a native English speaker, here are a few reasons you might want to hide that fact.
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Pho Quoc: From Hostels to Five-Star Resorts

March 27, 2018
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If you have both the means and the inclination to stay in five-star hotels, why would anyone ever go back to hostels? I can think of a few reasons.
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Keeping Your Money Safe When You Travel

March 15, 2018
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How does a traveler like me prepare to enter a country which requires a lot of cash for every transaction? You're about to find out.
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7 Bad Things that will Definitely Happen on your Japan Trip

March 13, 2018
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Even well prepared travelers can't avoid some of the problems with culture and other-ing when they step foot on Japanese soil. Being aware of these situations can lessen the shock.
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