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A Calculator is a Traveler’s Best Tool

If you’ve read books like Thinking Fast, and Slow or The Power of Habit, you know our brains rely on gut instinct, visual cues, or habit to make quick decisions. We’re collectively terrible at tasks that require us to do math,
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For Americans, This is a Great Year to Splurge on Travel

What happens to the travel landscape when Europe seems dangerous, the pound and euro plummet, and the price of jet fuel stays low? If you’re looking to splurge on travel, those factors can mean that a summer vacation in Europe is
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Getting a Job Abroad vs. Bringing a Job With You

If you read many travel message boards, or talk to many traveler types who are sick of their job, the fantasy of working overseas somewhere is high on the wish list.Whether they’re looking to escape something or just have a cheaper
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How to Avoid the Biggest Hassle in India: Scammers

Unless you’re spending a fortune (and sometimes even then), traveling around India can be extremely trying. It has been many years since I experienced the madness first-hand, so I’m planning a trip back there in the second half of this year.
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My Favorite Travel Gear Brands: Columbia Sportswear

Some travel gear brands appeal to those with plenty of money to burn, people who won’t flinch at paying $700 for a jacket. When you buy something from Columbia Sportswear though, you can usually be sure you’re getting a great value.