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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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Traveling to Save Money and Working Remotely

October 3, 2016
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Traveling to Save Money and Working Remotely

Yes, you read that right. What kind of crazy upside-down world have you stumbled upon here if someone is claiming he can be in a better position financially while traveling than staying at home? To me and many other travelers – even those who do base themselves in the US full time – the...
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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 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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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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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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You don’t read stories about me on the Internet

September 7, 2015
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You don’t read stories about me on the Internet

In the summer of 2004, I accepted a position working the graveyard shift at a small fishing resort on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska. The job was pretty straightforward: bag ice when customers weren’t around, make sure the shelves were stocked. I even took a few shifts as a server and dishwasher to mix...
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One of my Travel Tricks: Peer-to-Peer Delivery

September 1, 2015
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One of my Travel Tricks: Peer-to-Peer Delivery

I thought I had had an original idea. With all the new crowdsourcing services popping up like Uber, it seemed like international deliveries were a natural progression. As a Couchsurfer who hosted in Korea, I would browse the forums and see if there were any people stateside who were posting about advice, as they...
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6 Things You May Not Know About Dating a Flight Attendant

March 7, 2015
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6 Things You May Not Know About Dating a Flight Attendant

I’m hurtling towards France on the Eurostar train out of London. Although I usually make an effort to look business casual when I travel, this time I’ve gone all out: freshly shaven, perfectly pressed tailored shirt, cologne applied liberally. Even my shoes are neat and polished to a fine onyx black. I barely notice...
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Switching Back to American’s Mileage Program

October 22, 2014
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Switching Back to American’s Mileage Program

A lot of people ask me how I afford so much travel. Just yesterday when someone asked me what I did and I told her I traveled full-time, she incorrectly assumed I was a trust fund baby. My behavior after a few drinks certainly helped reinforce this perception, or maybe I’m just paying more...
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