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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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How to Make Money while Traveling

January 15, 2017
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How to Make Money while Traveling

One of the most common questions I’m asked as a freelancer is how I make money while I travel. Until recently, this was fairly straightforward: I wouldn’t have work waiting for me in the US. I’d seek out opportunities abroad and stay in one country for a year or two. While this certainly led...
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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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3 Months as a Digital Nomad: Conclusions

December 14, 2016
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It’s my last week on the road as a digital nomad. There’s every chance in the world I’ll just be turning back around after the holidays and starting the process over again, but I’m considering options in the states as well, to be around to fight Trump’s agenda and defend those who are victims...
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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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