When I first started traveling, I was at odds with myself. I would always ask myself the same question: “Is travel insurance really worth it? I mean, nothing is going to happen, right?” It’s especially hard because when you’ve just spent so much money on your travels themselves, it almost feels like a waste to part […]
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China was the hardest place I ever traveled to. I also consider my ten-month tenure in China to be one of the most rewarding of my life. Predictably, these two things go hand-in-hand. I spent my first six months teaching English in China, in a city of almost 9 million people: Xi’an. It was dirty […]
A few years back, when I was backpacking Australia on a budget, I ate at least two packets of instant ramen noodles every day. Every. Single. Day. In fact, I ate them so often, I would get creative with the many different ways I could prepare them. I’d throw a fried egg on top (mi […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Hands up if you actually pay attention when a company offers a price match deal, and says they’ll meet or beat the price offered by their competitors. A second show of hands if you even knew that this was a part of (some of) your purchase agreements. Yeah, that’s kind of what I thought. But […]
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)!
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!