Fall Photography Tips & Tricks

Reposting this via friends over at Picaboo.com. Thought these were some good nature photo tips as fall still lingers. You can feel it coming… the days are getting shorter, the air is crisper and the leaves are starting to turn. Fall is upon us and with it one of the best times of year to […]

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Sibiu among the top cities with the most beautiful Christmas markets in the world

Reposting this from the Romanian travel blog “DraculasCastle.info”. Gotta add Romania to my bucket list (note: my bucket list never goes unfulfilled for more than a couple of years at a time). Christmas Market, Sibiu, Sibiu County, Transylvania, Romania Sibiu was included on a list of cities with the most beautiful Christmas markets in the […]

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I’ve been writing Kindle ebooks all year. Soon I begin my next round of adventures.

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Hello readers, Clearly, my updates on this site have been less frequent as of late. As there’s only so much time in one day, I find most of my days are spent either creating new Kindle ebooks, or working in other business areas. In fact, truly, this whole year has been a period of my […]

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Why Life as a Travel Blogger is Sometimes a Bad Idea

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Life as a travel blogger must be ideal, right?  Live anywhere, enjoy the blue skies, work on your laptop, make some updates to your site, get paid, and then get back to surfing. Sounds amazing in theory. However, blogging is no picnic (something I make clear in my book, How to Actually Make Money Blogging). […]

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North Korea Photos: Living and Working in the Urban Centers

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These North Korea photos were taken around April, 2013. Those in urban city centers enjoy a higher standard of living than others. Most go home to large residential developments and condominiums; often with limited water and electricity, with several family members to each room. North Koreans often work six days per week. The meandering tourism […]

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Ode to Murdered Travel Blogger Harry Devert

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I can count my heroes on one hand, and Harry Devert is one of them. A former New York financial analyst, Devert walked out of his office one day to instead explore the world and experience grand adventure. From A New Yorker Travels: There is so much good and so much to love in this […]

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8 Signs You’re a Slave Instead of an Employee

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Literal slavery is a horrible practice that still persists into the modern age. But, I want to talk about another form of human exploitation–employment slavery, which can also ruin a person’s life. Generally, I consider this a self-inflicted slavery because it’s ultimately a person’s choice to work under such conditions—but I also understand that brainwashing […]

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Raptitude and When Lifestyle Design Efforts Fail

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(RIP a Lifestyle Design Effort) I want anybody reading this to take note. I found a very important case study that relates to independent income and your overall happiness in life. (Note, David Cain himself kindly offered some addendums to this post to clarify what’s really going on from his side. Please see the comments […]

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Why Life is Meant to Be Enjoyed

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Trying to make sense of the world can be difficult, especially when you realize how backwards people’s priorities are. If you live and breathe in Western culture, I promise that you are being subjected to a socially constructed myth that you’re either “working and paying your dues”, or you’re “being lazy”. There’s no in-between. Enjoyment […]

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On Lifestyle Design, And Why You Should be Doing it

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Lifestyle design is both a philosophy and a business motto. Like many people, I heard about it the first time thanks to tech geek guru and business savant Timothy Ferris. I was a college sophomore in 2007 when he published “The Four Hour Work Week“. Although in 2014 I can look back at this book […]

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A new book! How to Make Money While Traveling

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   EDIT: This book is currently an Amazon Best Seller in both the job hunting and adventure travel categories. It’s taken months of work but I’m finally a best selling author! — Hey everybody, I have a brand new book up this week. Below is my description from the Amazon.com page. Basically, I’m selling it […]

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On Interacting With North Koreans

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Unfortunately, going into North Korea sometimes yields the impression that you’re entering a giant theatrical display; and those who are not designated actors are off-limits. However, this act of theater is actually very thin. If you happen to get a bad group of guides (it’s never happened to me), then you might find your access […]

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