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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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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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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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8 Things That Just Plain Annoy me about Air Travel

December 27, 2015
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8 Things That Just Plain Annoy me about Air Travel

I don’t need to tell a story to elicit sympathy for those flying through the air in a metal fart-filled box at 300 mph, but I will. We all have our pet peeves, and for some reason every last one of them boils to the surface when we’re thirsty, deprived of sleep, presented with...
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How Money Would Change My Travel Life

December 26, 2015
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How Money Would Change My Travel Life

I’ve become a little disenchanted with reading stories from The Points Guy. Although I know he still has plenty of tips to offer, and I don’t see first class award redemptions out of my reach, some of his latest pieces have been focusing on what only the elite of the elite can hope to...
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Ten Comparable Costs of Travel

September 29, 2015
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Ten Comparable Costs of Travel

I’ve talked about my attempts to cut down on expenses, but it’s important to understand why every dollar counts when you travel. It’s easy enough to think that you should just save money whenever possible, but why? What could that money get you when you’re out there? Here are some examples to put things...
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Trying to Get Ahead

September 25, 2015
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Trying to Get Ahead

There’s only one thing for it: when the rent in Seattle isn’t going down anytime soon and my paycheck remains steady, I’m going to have to curb my spending if I want to save anything for the future. Most of the time, I’m unconcerned with how I spend money on food, but in this...
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I’m Not Excited About Turkey

September 9, 2015
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This story is going to take a different turn from those you usually read. To most readers, travel is this ephemeral experience where time and space don’t exist, money lasts forever, and everyone has a good time because they post an Instagram picture of a beer in their hand as the sun is setting...
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My List

August 18, 2015
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My List

One of the things most likely to come up in a conversation with me, no matter the topic, is my list. My all-encompassing list of activities and destinations I have yet to experience. As a traveler, this list keeps getting bigger with each Internet search and knowledge of new adventures. I’ll give you a...
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