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Everything I Did Wrong on My First Cruise (and Even a Couple Things I Did Right)

El Capitan!

Getting practical cruise advice is tough—it’s hard to know what to expect from a cruise unless you’ve already been on one. These first time cruise tips are everything you need to know about what to do and, most importantly, what not to do on your first cruise. Trust me—I’m an expert in making mistakes. About […]

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How to See the World, Save Money as You Go, and Never Stop Traveling

Work and Travel: See the World, Save Money, and Never Stop Traveling

In 2010, with very little forethought or planning, I quit my “real” job and decided to go travel the world. It’s a story that’s been told thousands of times before—by now, it’s almost a cliche. Go ahead, tell it to me straight: I’m a walking cliche. All I wanted was to see more of the […]

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How to Legally Reduce Your Taxes to ZERO as an American Expat

How to Legally Reduce Your Taxes to ZERO as an American Expat

For those Americans who spend a large majority of the time out of the country—traveling, working or both—taxes can become a real issue. If you’re spending a good portion of the year outside of the Continental U.S., there are a few tricks you can use to reduce your tax liability down to NOTHING. Olivier Wagner tells us […]

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Don’t Get Hacked Abroad: 6 Horrific Stories of Internet Fraud & Identity Theft

Someone JUST Ripped Off My Credit Card for $490.52 and It's Entirely My Own Fault

Four days ago I received $490.52 in fraudulent charges on my credit card. And it’s entirely my own fault! This is a story of what I SHOULD have done, plus five other terrifying examples of internet fraud and identity theft around the world. Icy fear clutched at my heart. The text message was…a little distressing. The […]

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How to Send Money Internationally and Pay Bills Abroad for Just 1%

How Send Money Internationally and Pay Bills Abroad for Just 1%

International money transfers are impossibly expensive. Last year I discovered TransferWise, and in this review, I’m showing you why it’s the best option for sending and receiving money all over the world (note: it’s better than PayPal and wire transfers)! Sending and receiving foreign currency used to be my biggest headache. When I was living and working in […]

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6 Booking Sites You Could Be Using Instead of Airbnb

6 Booking Sites You Could Be Using Instead of Airbnb

When searching for an Airbnb alternative, it’s hard to know which sites to trust. These six Airbnb competitors will help you find the perfect rental on your next trip or vacation! With sites like Airbnb dominating headlines in recent years, the very nature of travel is in the early stages of reform. Gone are the […]

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How to Save Up Money for Travel: You Don’t Need to Stop Drinking $5 Lattes

How to Save Up Money for Travel: You Don't Need to Stop Drinking $5 Lattes

I’m not going to tell you how to save up as much money for travel as you can in the fastest time possible. If you follow this guide, you’ll be able to put away a higher-than-average amount on a long-term, consistent basis, and save up money for travel every month. If you read any blog post out there with money […]

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Five-Star Hotels to Five Dollars a Night: How I Can Afford to Travel on a Long-Term Basis

Five-Star Hotels to Five Dollars a Night: How I Can Afford to Travel

I’ve been traveling for years on end, and the number one question I receive is about how I can afford to travel. Even my parents don’t fully understand it! I’m here to answer your questions about how I afford to travel the world on a long-term basis. There’s always a little voice in the back of […]

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