The Ugliest Travel Behavior, Part I

December 3, 2018

What's some of the worst travel behavior you've witnessed? Over the next two blog entries, I'll be breaking down ten examples of despicable behavior abroad.
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Lessons Learned from Staying in Touristy Bali

August 23, 2018

Lombok Island has been hit by a series of earthquakes over the last few weeks. How should that affect travel to Bali? Even if you go, here are some of the reasons to only stick to certain areas.
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When can you blame Japan for your problems?

June 6, 2018

Have you ever felt compelled to blame your host country or the people there for the problems you've faced working abroad? This blog entry is for you.
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Why I Say Konnichwa

May 14, 2018

Do you prefer to greet people in English or the local language when you're abroad? Even if you're a native English speaker, here are a few reasons you might want to hide that fact.
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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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