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Japan Lesson: Going Overboard with Idle Comments

September 7, 2017
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Hospitality in Japan is one thing, but what should you do when everyone around you takes everything you say as a call to action?
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Making New Friends in Japan: Next to Impossible

August 24, 2017
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I've been in Japan for about five months, but I've been a traveler for years. Some of my experience may benefit newbies considering leaving friendships in favor of adventure.
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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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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 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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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 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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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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New Sieve List for 2017

November 29, 2016
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I call it a sieve list because things keep leaking out, despite my best intentions (I mean, I made a list, after all). First, let’s look at my list for 2016: 1. Take a yoga class 2. Try performing some standup comedy 3. Write at least a few chapters of my book 4. Focus...
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Why You Should Travel Just For Massages

November 14, 2016
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Why You Should Travel Just For Massages

There are many to cut down on expenses if you want to travel. Take it from me: there's absolutely no point in going to a spa or getting a massage in developed countries when you can pay ten percent of the cost in SE Asia.
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