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Getting a Cheap Haircut in a Foreign Country

“I make it a policy to not get my hair cut until I can do it for a dollar or less.” That’s what one American traveler told me in 1993 when I was early along in my first backpacking trip around
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The Dark Underbelly of Tourism in Four Countries

If you read a lot of travel articles, especially in magazines, you start to wonder if anything bad ever happens on vacation and whether there are any unsavory aspects of tourism going on. While books are full of stories that are
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Get Your Ticket to Location Independence

Sorry everyone, the pack is GONE! You’ll have to come back next May to get in on the action again with a new Paradise Pack. If you could take your job with you in a laptop case and go live anywhere

How Do Location Independent People Live Anywhere They Want?

Want to transition to a location independent lifestyle but you’re not sure what the options are? Here’s a free e-book that will get you started: Behind the Laptop  This is a profile of 10 location independent people who have found a
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Think Outside the Airplane Cylinder

With flying getting more unpleasant every year—especially for domestic flights—it makes a lot of sense to exhaust all your alternatives. When you’re trying to connect to get from where you live to where you are going, the obvious choice isn’t always