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Mar
2020
An Update on Life with Coronavirus
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Posted: 03/26/20 | March 26th, 2020 As many of you know, I have the coronavirus. Well, had. I’ve recovered. Luckily, I had a mild case. It felt like a really bad cold. My fever lasted only a few days, and the cough lasted until about day twelve. (Today is day fourteen.) Given how bad this […]

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Mar
2020
Don’t Have (Travel) Regrets
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Updated: 3/24/2020 | March 24th, 2020 When I went to college (university as non-Americans say), a few of my friends studied abroad. They came back glowing from life-changing experiences, telling stories of new friends, spontaneous trips to exotic locations, foreign beauties, “weird” food, and life lessons learned. Their tales made it sound like they lived […]

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Mar
2020
Our New Patreon!!!
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Posted: 03/18/20 | March 18th, 2020 Since mid-February, Coronavirus has spread uncontrollably around the world. Many countries are on complete lockdown. People are quarantined in their homes. We have an unprecedented shutdown of human movement around the world. This is a “Black Swan” event, an unpredictable turn of events that will undoubtedly change the world. […]

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Mar
2020
7 Ways to Scratch the Travel Itch Without Traveling
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Updated: 3/17/2020 | March 17th, 2020 Once at a reader reader meetup, a fellow traveler approached me. He had just returned from an overland drive from New York City to Patagonia. After I peppered him with questions about his trip (I mean really, how cool does that trip sound?), he asked me one: “How do […]

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Mar
2020
16 Things to See and Do in Tallinn, Estonia
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Posted: 03/12/20 | March 12th, 2020 Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is a medieval city nestled against the Baltic Sea. With its picturesque historic Old Town that dates back to the 13th century, it has been drawing in tourists since the fall of the Soviet Union. Cheap flights, cheap prices, and the beauty of Prague […]

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Mar
2020
The 11 Best Things to See and Do in Israel
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Posted: 03/05/20 | March 5th, 2020 Home to incredible historical and religious sites, the mineral-rich Dead Sea (which is also the lowest point on Earth), a lively nightlife, and a world-class food scene, Israel has a lot to offer visiting travelers. Though a small country that doesn’t take too long to drive around, there’s just […]

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Mar
2020
13 Cool Things to Do in South Africa
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Posted: 03/2/20 | March 2nd, 2020 South Africa is famous for its stunning landscapes, incredible wildlife, award-winning wineries, beautiful beaches, and its lively and cosmopolitan cities. I’ve been to the country twice and always leave wanting more. There’s something deeply special about this place. Stretching over 2,800 kilometers (1,700 miles) and home to over 56 […]

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Feb
2020
You Should NOT Visit Syria Right Now
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Posted: 2/27/2020 | February 27th, 2020 If you’re like me, you associate travel with positive emotions: the feeling of the sun on your shoulders halfway around the world, of breaking bread with people from cultures different than your own, and the inner joy of making your way across unknown lands safely. Travel improves our lives, […]

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Feb
2020
18 Easy Steps for Planning Your Next Trip
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Updated: 02/24/20 | February 24th, 2020 I remember when I started planning my first trip around the world. I had no idea what I was doing. When I decided to quit my job and travel the world, I walked into a bookstore and bought Lonely Planet’s Southeast Asia on Shoestring. Buying that guidebook was my […]

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Feb
2020
How to Find a Job Teaching in Spain
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Posted: 2/22/2020 | February 22nd, 2020 Teaching overseas is one of a great way to earn money while you travel, stay in one place longer, and get to deeply experience another culture. I spent years teaching in Thailand and Taiwan and they were some of the most impactful experiences of my traveling. Living in a […]