Living in America

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 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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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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The Lie that Sustains my Travel Lifestyle

January 22, 2016
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The Lie that Sustains my Travel Lifestyle

Despite everything I’ve told everyone about escaping the 9-to-5, living for today, and keeping on the road to look beyond the traps society has laid out for us, there’s one aspect of my travel lifestyle that wouldn’t be possible without a little stability. Any guesses? It’s my Texas driver’s license, and the address –...
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10 Reasons to Choose Trains over Planes

January 15, 2016
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This week, I cashed in 15,000 of my Amtrak Guest Rewards points and got myself a roomette from Atlanta to Philadelphia. Though this was simply an attempt to meet up with friends in the northeast, I’m glad I had a chance to experience America’s train system; Japan’s may have the speed and efficiency, and...
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10 Reasons to Keep Your Job, Stay in Your Country, and Not Do Anything Unexpected

January 2, 2016
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10 Reasons to Keep Your Job, Stay in Your Country, and Not Do Anything Unexpected

1. You will have more friends You will meet more people. They may be a bit more boring with their lack of travel experience, but they will be around for years. You can text them and ask if they feel like drinks after work or going for a run on the lake. You can...
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Conclusions for 2015: I had coasters

December 23, 2015
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Conclusions for 2015: I had coasters

Does anyone else find it strange we arrived in 2015 the long way around, instead of time traveling from the 80s? I still have a hard time wrapping my head around it. This year has been difficult in many ways, but also one of the happiest of my life; 2009 is probably still in...
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Guns in America: A Texan Weighs In

December 6, 2015
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Guns in America: A Texan Weighs In

There’s a gun pointed at you. You have yours out and pointed at your attacker. You’ve never aimed at a human being before, but have had hundreds of hours at the firing range and feel confident in your ability to subdue the one threatening you. Would you rather kill or be killed? The question...
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