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Bangkok Taxi

I handed the cab driver a slip of paper with an address written on it in Thai. He looked at it, raised his eyebrow, and handed it back. “Too far.” I waded through the sticky Bangkok heat back to the street corner … Continue reading

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10 things I learned in my first week living in New York City

1. If you get bored here, you’re either stupid or broke. Probably the latter.  2. It’s dirty. Honestly, I’ve seen more trash in the streets and around the subways than any other 1st world city I can remember. 3. Cash is king. … Continue reading

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Lying through perspective

You’re on a dream trip in some beautiful, exotic setting. You’re approaching an amazing overlook and you start climbing hurriedly toward the top of the ridge, reaching for your camera. Just then, you crest the summit and see that fifty other … Continue reading

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Somewhere you’ve never heard of: Osijek

Osijek (pronounced OSS-yek) is a small city in far eastern Croatia, near the Serbian border. It is the largest city in the Slavonia region and the 4th largest in Croatia with a population of around 120,000. Unlike Croatia’s famous Dalmatian Coast, Osijek … Continue reading

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The future is bright

“The best things in life aren’t things.” -Art Buchwald Millennials are rejecting the Boomer philosophy of “He who dies with the most toys wins” and replacing it with “He who dies with the most experiences wins.” Isn’t that a much more … Continue reading

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Why you should never take the trip of a lifetime

The phrase “trip of a lifetime” needs to be retired. By adding those three simple worlds to an upcoming or recently completed trip, you are giving up. If I say that my round-the-world trip was the journey of a lifetime, I’m … Continue reading

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Europe or Southeast Asia? Which is better for American backpackers?

I talk to countless people that want to travel long-term, the majority of them being (American) college students who are just months away from graduation. They usually ask about my RTW trip and then tell me how they’ve always thought about … Continue reading

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