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How Travel Bloggers Present Unobtainable Lives

March 7, 2017
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We all know the Internet presents a skewed view of reality, but just how much of that is true for well known travel bloggers? Once A Traveler weighs in.
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How to Make Money Streaming Videos Online

February 28, 2017
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How to Make Money Streaming Videos Online

Is it possible to gain a following with online instructional videos abroad? Providing information newbies to Japan trying to understand how to buy a ticket in the train station, order in a restaurant, and introduce themselves?
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Returning to Japan after a Decade

February 17, 2017
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Returning to Japan after a Decade

I didn't have anything else lined up. I was originally planning to fly into Hanoi to try a stint as a digital nomad for 3-6 months, and it’s not as though I'm doomed to renew my contract year after year. I can finally settle if Japan is where I want to be. No one...
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5 Reasons to be Grateful Trump is President

February 4, 2017
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5 Reasons to be Grateful Trump is President

How has Trump impacted the United States in a positive way, and why should the American people be thankful he came along? Read and find out.
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Have I Lost my Travel Humor?

January 31, 2017
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Have I Lost my Travel Humor?

Placing the strap on my shoulder, I lugged the familiar blue and grey duffel bag to the American Airlines check in area. Though there were crowds at the security line, most had done without checking their bags or arrived early enough to avoid the rush. I, on the other hand, was a little pressed...
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5 Things You Can’t Miss in Belize

January 20, 2017
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5 Things You Can’t Miss in Belize

I’ve been thinking about an escape for the winter months for some time. Rather than pay the cost or points for flights back to the balmy climates of SE Asia, my thoughts turn closer to home, around Central and South America. Costa Rica merits more time, as does Nicaragua and Panama, but if there’s...
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How to Make Money while Traveling

January 15, 2017
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How to Make Money while Traveling

One of the most common questions I’m asked as a freelancer is how I make money while I travel. Until recently, this was fairly straightforward: I wouldn’t have work waiting for me in the US. I’d seek out opportunities abroad and stay in one country for a year or two. While this certainly led...
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2016 Travel Year in Review

January 4, 2017
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2016 Travel Year in Review

This wasn’t the biggest travel year in my life, but it certainly held a few firsts. After spending a few months in San Francisco, bouncing from Airbnb to friend’s spare bedrooms and couches, I decided to try and work remotely in Asia. It’s funny how easily I can now make this kind of leap...
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3 Months as a Digital Nomad: Conclusions

December 14, 2016
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It’s my last week on the road as a digital nomad. There’s every chance in the world I’ll just be turning back around after the holidays and starting the process over again, but I’m considering options in the states as well, to be around to fight Trump’s agenda and defend those who are victims...
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8 Things to Do While you Wait in Colombo

December 13, 2016
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Let’s face it: the biggest city in Sri Lanka isn’t at the top of anyone’s list. While the country is certainly a draw for tourists and surfers, Colombo emits vibes all too familiar for some cities in Southeast Asia; tuk tuk drivers approach you constantly, the architecture and design aren’t exactly screaming “beautiful”, and...
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