Travel Writing

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 Gambling Varies in Different Countries

March 11, 2017
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I've seen the ways citizens of several different countries gamble in my travels. Do you prefer sports betting, blackjack, or something else entirely?
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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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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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Should Tourists Pay More for the Same Services?

October 10, 2016
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I think I can safely say I’m no longer a true budget traveler when I don’t try to scrimp and save at every corner. For me, it comes down to comfort and convenience.
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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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My Obligatory 2015 Summary

January 9, 2016
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My Obligatory 2015 Summary

Concentration on writing grows increasingly difficult as the loudmouths across the aisle continue their inane talks on stock options and paid travel. I’m reminded of a story about a woman who yapped on her cell phone on an Amtrak quiet car: it took hours before anyone spoke up, opting instead for murderous glances and...
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6 Questions Travelers are Sick of Hearing When they Return Home

February 8, 2015
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6 Questions Travelers are Sick of Hearing When they Return Home

Stop me if you’ve heard these: 1. “How are you?” This may just be true for the US, but I’ve noticed foreign visitors have picked up on how often Americans just casually throw this question into the ether. At supermarkets. Passing someone on the street. Beginning a meeting. In and of itself, this isn’t...
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