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Nov 27, 2012
I’ve been meaning to pen this review for some time now, but I keep getting distracted by writing about, you know, travel destinations. In the meantime, the holidays are fast approaching and I’ve been getting tons of questions about the best camera gear for travel and underwater photography.
Today, I saw the prices for my beloved camera on Amazon, and my jaw dropped.
In my opinion, the best...
Sep 5, 2012
As I stare at the rapidly filling fall calendar in front of me, it’s hard not to reflect on what an amazing summer I’ve just wrapped up. This summer brought me all across the USA, from Philadelphia to Denver, from Martha’s Vineyard to Myrtle Beach, and right across the border at Niagara Falls. I even squeezed in a big international adventure, visiting Iceland and the England and checking...
Jul 19, 2012
Most people think a year of full-time travel is simply not possible without winning the lottery or inheriting a fortune. Outside of one guy I met in Vietnam who really was traveling off the windfall from a long-lost uncle, this is simply not the case of the hundreds of people I have met on my extensive travels. Through trial and error, lots of luck and even more hard work, I’ve found a way to build a...
Jun 3, 2011
Welcome to my ongoing series, The Departure Lounge! Here I’m delving into the preparations for long-term travel, from what gear I’m packing, to how I’m going to stay healthy, to downsizing.
Foreign transaction fees. ATM withdrawal charges. Credit card commissions. They all add up to chunks of your travel budget mysteriously disappearing from your bank account. Two years ago, an innocent call to my...
May 30, 2011
On Wednesday, I shared an overview of how I made $1,800 selling stuff I no longer wanted or needed. Friday, I went into detail about what I learned from my garage sale. Today, I’m sharing my top tips for Ebay, where I made $945 over the past year. Ebay can be a lot of work, from taking photos to creating listings to shipping your items. Yet there’s not other marketplace like it and you’re...
May 27, 2011
As I mentioned in Wednesday’s post, downsizing has been an important goal for me this year as I prepare to travel around the world. I wanted to make packing easier, to make storing what stayed behind easier, to have less physical things to clutter my space and mind, and to have some extra cash for my traveling. While I outlined all my major methods for downsizing in that post, here I want to focus on one...
May 25, 2011
Welcome to my newest ongoing series, The Departure Lounge! Here I’m going to delve into the preparations for long-term travel. Previously, I wrote about what gear I’m packing, and how I’m going to stay healthy.
“How much does your life weigh? Imagine for a second that you’re carrying a backpack. I want you to pack it with all the stuff that you have in your life. You start with the little...
May 18, 2011
Welcome to my newest ongoing series, The Departure Lounge! Here I’m going to delve into the preparations for long-term travel. Previously, I wrote about what gear I’m packing.
Your good health is one of the most important things you can bring traveling. Every traveler has a disaster story of getting sick on the road, and it can often color your view of the entire trip. I personally came home from...