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Offers to Stay

July 2, 2016
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I’ve stayed in many places besides my own bed over the years: hostels abroad, fancy hotels in Paris, and couches from coast to coast. It’s very rare I get an offer to stay anywhere long term...
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Ten Years of Travel

June 6, 2016
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Ten Years of Travel

When you ask the average child what he wants when he grows up, you’ll probably get a variety of answers based on careers, outlandish ideas – e.g. “to live in a castle with a pet dragon” – and a combination of wealth and fame. Seldom do we hang on to these ideas into our...
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5 Jobs I Would Definitely Do

April 17, 2016
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I’ve been pretty bummed since I posted an April Fools’ status on Facebook stating I would be accepting a full-time position in retail for years to come and people seemed to feel it was a good fit. Looking back on it now, I suppose they were just being supportive of anything I chose, but...
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How Many People will Move to Canada if Trump is Elected?

March 26, 2016
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How Many People will Move to Canada if Trump is Elected?

First of all, why limit ourselves to Canada? Just because we share a border doesn’t mean it’s going to be everyone’s cup of tea. In fact, more Americans live in Mexico. So let’s consider the worst case scenario of a Trump presidency on the US population as of 2016, by assuming that those who...
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5 Jobs I Just Won’t Do

March 25, 2016
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5 Jobs I Just Won’t Do

Searching for my passion has reached a process of elimination. A lot of people out there – friends, family, readers – are quick to toss suggestions my way when I mention feeling directionless. Although I value everyone’s input, it’s a little condescending. Not because I don’t believe you’ve given the idea of what I...
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5 Unique Unethical Ways to Travel

March 22, 2016
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5 Unique Unethical Ways to Travel

We’ve all done some unscrupulous acts during our travels. From complaining to the flight attendant about ridiculous things on our first airplane trip to ranting about our initial impressions (and stereotypes) on the ground in a foreign culture, travel has the ability to bring out the worst in some people as easily as it...
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Not Cut out to be a Travel Vlogger

March 21, 2016
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Not Cut out to be a Travel Vlogger

I’m a big fan of travel vloggers and YouTubers. Casey Neistat definitely caught my eye after his viral “Make it Count” video, in which he received a budget from Nike, but instead of using it to film something in New York, he blew it all on plane tickets and hotels, hauling a cameraman around...
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A Side of Crazy Couchsurfers

March 2, 2016
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For the most part, I’m a staunch defender of Couchsurfing. Most of my non-travel friends don’t completely understand the concept of staying in a stranger’s house for a few nights – to be honest, I might have been skeptical before I eased into it – but it’s become my preferred mode of socializing in...
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More of a West Coaster

February 23, 2016
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Back in the land of open spaces, sandy beaches, sunny skies, and inconvenient public transportation! I love everything about it, with the exception of the last. I suppose you can technically get anywhere you want in the Greater Los Angeles Area by bus and train, as long as you’re willing to accept it will...
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Travel over work, work over travel… over friends?

February 9, 2016
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Travel over work, work over travel… over friends?

I have no regrets about my time on this life-avoidance trip. I left Dallas without much of a plan: just visit a friend in Chattanooga, work in Atlanta, and see what may come in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington DC. There were some times I felt a little out of place – meeting...
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