I’m Not Excited About Turkey

September 9, 2015

This story is going to take a different turn from those you usually read. To most readers, travel is this ephemeral experience where time and space don’t exist, money lasts forever, and everyone has a good time because they post an Instagram picture of a beer in their hand as the sun is setting...
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You don’t read stories about me on the Internet

September 7, 2015
You don’t read stories about me on the Internet

In the summer of 2004, I accepted a position working the graveyard shift at a small fishing resort on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska. The job was pretty straightforward: bag ice when customers weren’t around, make sure the shelves were stocked. I even took a few shifts as a server and dishwasher to mix...
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One of my Travel Tricks: Peer-to-Peer Delivery

September 1, 2015
One of my Travel Tricks: Peer-to-Peer Delivery

I thought I had had an original idea. With all the new crowdsourcing services popping up like Uber, it seemed like international deliveries were a natural progression. As a Couchsurfer who hosted in Korea, I would browse the forums and see if there were any people stateside who were posting about advice, as they...
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My List

August 18, 2015
My List

One of the things most likely to come up in a conversation with me, no matter the topic, is my list. My all-encompassing list of activities and destinations I have yet to experience. As a traveler, this list keeps getting bigger with each Internet search and knowledge of new adventures. I’ll give you a...
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Planning Turkey & Greece

August 16, 2015
Planning Turkey & Greece

Finally, a unique trip. Though I’ve done quite a bit of traveling the last two years, many of my destinations were repeat trips or places that didn’t really challenge me, like Paris, London, and Prague. Stepping out of the arrival doors of Beijing airport in 2002 was such a rush; despite being accompanied by...
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Adult Friendships: Making it Worth the Time

August 14, 2015
Adult Friendships: Making it Worth the Time

It used to be that all it took to be friends was shared circumstance: you go to school with the same people or grow up in the same neighborhood, you’re bound to hang out and learn to like each other (or, consequentially, swear to be enemies until the end of time). There are fewer...
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How can I travel to Saudi Arabia?

August 5, 2015
How can I travel to Saudi Arabia?

Cuba is now open to tourism. People are still paying thousands of dollars to tour North Korea (state sponsored, but still). And while most of the American media is spouting information regarding Syria and most of the middle east as a death trap, I find myself wondering about the answer to this question. There...
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