Travel Writing

The Ugliest Travel Behavior, Part II

December 8, 2018
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After Part I of such uplifting stories abroad, don't you want to see how travelers can get even worse? Here are some of the worst behaviors I've witnesses in my travels.
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My Most Intense Travel Experience of All

February 17, 2018
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This is it - number one in my book. You might think it would happen in a developing country like Peru or Indonesia, but in truth, the harshest day of travel happened as I was heading home to Seattle.
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My Most Intense Travel Experiences #2

February 14, 2018
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Needing to get back to the US for a wedding, I left work in Kagoshima Thursday afternoon. This is the story of the chaos that resulted from needing to party, delayed flights, and lax security.
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My Most Intense Travel Experiences #3

February 12, 2018
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My health has almost always kept me going from country to country. This is the only time it's outright stopped me.
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My Most Intense Travel Experiences #4

February 10, 2018
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Part one of my four-part series on crazy travel experiences I've had. This one involves me hitchhiking from Kagoshima to Nagasaki to run a half marathon, then make it all the way back before work on Monday.
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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 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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