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Getting a Cell Phone vs SIM Card in Japan

April 7, 2017
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If you're coming to Japan to teach English or anything that keeps you around for a year or more, what should you do in terms of a cell phone? Bring one from the US and just purchase a SIM card? Here are some options.
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First Days as an ALT in Japan

April 5, 2017
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Everything seems different the second time around teaching English in Japan. Here are some of my thoughts after just a few days in the country.
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Coming Back to Japan as a 30-Something Expat

March 25, 2017
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Where will I end up after a year? In a relationship? Searching for a publisher for my finished book? Out of debt? In deeper debt? Lonelier than I've ever been?
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How to Best Use Airbnb for Budget Travel

March 20, 2017
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What are some of the problems facing Airbnb hosts and guests, and how can you, as a budget traveler, be on the lookout? Once A Traveler explains.
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How Gambling Varies in Different Countries

March 11, 2017
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I've seen the ways citizens of several different countries gamble in my travels. Do you prefer sports betting, blackjack, or something else entirely?
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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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