Pho Quoc: From Hostels to Five-Star Resorts

March 27, 2018

If you have both the means and the inclination to stay in five-star hotels, why would anyone ever go back to hostels? I can think of a few reasons.
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Keeping Your Money Safe When You Travel

March 15, 2018

How does a traveler like me prepare to enter a country which requires a lot of cash for every transaction? You're about to find out.
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7 Bad Things that will Definitely Happen on your Japan Trip

March 13, 2018

Even well prepared travelers can't avoid some of the problems with culture and other-ing when they step foot on Japanese soil. Being aware of these situations can lessen the shock.
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My Most Intense Travel Experience of All

February 17, 2018

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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I Have Become a Lazy Traveler

February 15, 2018

If I'm no longer able to find any joy as a solo traveler, who will I become? I explore this question and others.
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My Most Intense Travel Experiences #2

February 14, 2018

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

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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