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How to Afford Travel

Find a way or make one. I remember the first time I walked the hallways of the school where my little sister was teaching first grade in New Orleans, and I saw a banner emblazoned with those words. I couldn’t, and I still can’t, think of a more powerful message to send to those kids. To…

What $600 in Rent Buys You on Koh Tao thumbnail

A perpetual nomad allergic to leases but obsessed with real estate — it’s not an oxymoron; it’s me. Growing up my parents made a hobby out of attending open houses when we had no intention to move, and these days, from the moment I enter a new apartment I start plotting how to politely ask its…

How Much Does Tomorrowland Cost? thumbnail

There’s no denying that this new festival fetish of mine is quite the expensive hobby. But what can I say? I’ll hostel hop for months and play the credit card points game all day if it means that once a year I can splurge on a magical experience like Tomorrowland. While costs will of course vary…

Bangkok

Update: I finally received my points! See bottom of post for details. When I signed up for the CitiBank Aadvantage credit card, I looked forward to writing a glowing report of how I earned a free flight across the world via an amazing promotion. Instead, I’m writing about a credit card company taking advantage of its…

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Guys, consider this my official resignation. I am formally recusing myself from the traveler Cheaplympics – I was never going to make it through qualifiers anyway. Below are direct quotes (some perhaps feature slight embellishments) I’ve heard on my travels – spend any time on the road and you’ll soon learn this is a serious sport. “Oh… you…

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While there are insane amounts of information online about preparing for Burning Man, there was one question I had a hard time finding a straight answer to. Exactly how much does Burning Man cost? I’m providing my own personal dollar for dollar cost breakdown here in hopes that it helps someone else prepare for The Playa…

Managing Money Abroad: Updated Edition thumbnail

I haven’t paid an ATM fee or a foreign transaction fee in years. Hand my hard-earned money over to a bank, when I could be treating myself to pisco sours and pedicures? No thanks! As promised in my recent Peru Planning post, here is an update to the Managing Money Abroad post that I wrote back…

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