It’s Not Just About Travel – Here’s the Big Picture

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One thing we’ve seen drastically change within this generation are attitudes about travel. Fewer people think of it as a two-week (one one-week) excursion with a tour group, snapping photos, being pampered and attending spas. Today, travel has become a rite of passage. And that means long-term ventures, even with limited funds.

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The Myth of Requiring Wealth to Travel Rears its Head Again

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Today on Reddit an AMA (Ask Me Anything) thread caught my eye. The title was (paraphrasing) “I run a company on my laptop that’s made over 22 million in profits and allowed me to travel the world. AMA!” This immediately bugged me. You don’t need 22 million dollars to travel the world. Good on this […]

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Where Does One Find “Home”? A Nomad’s Dilemma

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Lately, as I consider preparing for my next expedition, I’ve been debating the issue of “home” and how it becomes an inevitable desire after spending months exploring foreign countries.

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Why Foreign Dating Can Be a Dream or Your Worst Nightmare (Contribution)

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(The following is a guest post by Sebastian Harris, writer for Elite Daily, Thought Catalog, and various other popular sites. He wanted to come by to discuss his experiences as a travel-and-dating coach. Enjoy.) As a traveler, foreign dating is my biggest passion. I am serious. I am one of these weird guys who just […]

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My BBC Analysis: North Korea Tourism and Otto Warmbler

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In March, I appeared on the BBC program “Newsday” for a quick segment concerning Otto Warmbler and other issues. Listen above.  

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North Korea is Currently Imploding: is Peaceful Reform Finished?

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There’s long been an idea that North Korea’s erratic behaviors are part of a mad genius-strategy that involves gaining political leverage and controlling the population. Every faux nuclear threat and publicity stunt is designed to maintain a system of control. Given recent circumstances, however, we must now consider that these strategies are more about madness […]

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Why Seeking Success is a Double-Edged Sword

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Throughout my travels, the most miserable people I’ve ever known have been the successful and wannabe-successful. Some of whom I’ve met since coming to Los Angeles in early 2014. By contrast, the happiest people I’ve met have lived modest lives in Southeast Asian countries or even poorer parts of Europe.

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My Grand Balkan Tour (Pictures Included) (Read Before Going There!)

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This was one of the best meals I had in the Balkans, at Kravice waterfalls, and so I figured I’d make it the featured image. Vegetarians beware, food choices are limited for you in this part of the world. Being limited to the Schengen visa-zone means an American like me has to depart for a […]

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How to Travel on a MICRO BUDGET and still THRIVE

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So lately people have been asking me, “How are you able to travel the world? You must have inherited a bunch of money” which I translate as “You’re just some privileged dude doing what other people can’t.” This is, of course, laughable. I currently travel to countless interesting places at $800 a month. This means […]

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My Prague Spring Ended Too Soon (A Photo Tour) (Days 60-150)

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Under the steps of Prague Castle. I’d heard great things about the Prague spring time. After I left Croatia in March, I migrated to the Czech Republic, formerly known as the Kingdom of Bohemia, and once also the jewel of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

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10 Reasons to Leave America

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As a preface, understand that America has some of the best scenery and nicest smaller towns in the world. It also provides maybe the most amount of geographic options within a single country. Finally, it’s the greatest place I can think of to do business. All that being said, as a world traveler I find […]

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Where to Go in Croatia When You’re a Nomad (Days 31-60)

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I heard a fair share of uncertainty before I left to Croatia for my next month-long destination, namely that there is no where to go in Croatia in winter; as the whole country will be frozen over like a year-old popsicle. So, was this true?

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