Posts Tagged ‘ travel ’

Returning to Japan after a Decade

February 17, 2017
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Returning to Japan after a Decade

I didn't have anything else lined up. I was originally planning to fly into Hanoi to try a stint as a digital nomad for 3-6 months, and it’s not as though I'm doomed to renew my contract year after year. I can finally settle if Japan is where I want to be. No one...
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8 Things to Do While you Wait in Colombo

December 13, 2016
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Let’s face it: the biggest city in Sri Lanka isn’t at the top of anyone’s list. While the country is certainly a draw for tourists and surfers, Colombo emits vibes all too familiar for some cities in Southeast Asia; tuk tuk drivers approach you constantly, the architecture and design aren’t exactly screaming “beautiful”, and...
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Death on a Train in Sri Lanka

December 8, 2016
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I've witnessed the aftermath of a few accidents during my travels: someone getting drunk and stepping into the path of a car in Japan; a fellow Texan waking up after a crazy night, not knowing how there came to be a huge cut in his hand. Never have I seen anything quite as gruesome...
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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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How I Maxed Out my US Passport

October 29, 2016
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How I Maxed Out my US Passport

What kind of travel is involved to completely fill a US Passport with entry stamps, exit stamps, and visas? Once A Traveler explains his eight-year journey.
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Should you Still Travel to Thailand?

October 19, 2016
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Thailand is still officially in mourning for the next year, leaving travelers to ask the shallow, but necessary question: should we still travel to Thailand?
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From Shanghai to Hong Kong by Train

October 2, 2016
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From Shanghai to Hong Kong by Train

I’ve finally escaped the Great Firewall of China (actually on the train as I begin this, but close enough). If you’ve been monitoring my Facebook and Twitter feeds, you probably know I had a bit of a scare the last few days. My plan to use the 144-hour transit visa to visit Shanghai was...
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New Chinese Visa Regulations Help my RTW Trip

September 10, 2016
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New Chinese Visa Regulations Help my RTW Trip

Maybe I am a bit of an overplanner when it comes to travel. The truth is, though I do like to be meticulous about where I’m going to sleep and how I’m going to get there, everything else is usually left to chance: daytime activities, meeting friends, nightlife, shopping, cultural sights, etc. This trip...
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Planning to Visit Lanzarote

August 31, 2016
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Planning to Visit Lanzarote

I’ve got a big round the world trip planned. So far, the plan is to fly into China, take the train down to Hong Kong, fly into Cambodia, jump on a bus to Thailand, and then swoop over to Dubai via Jordan. However, my schedule after the Middle East is open, and rather than...
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London as an Adult

January 23, 2015
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London as an Adult

Although I firmly believe in the value of people getting their kids out in the world at a young age – though not before four, when they’re unlikely to retain any of it – I have to question some of my parents’ travel choices. Photographs prove I was on Long Beach at age four,...
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