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The 4-Hour Workweek, 8 Years Later

Back inĀ 2007, an ambitious and unknown author named Tim Ferriss reached out to me because he had a book coming out and wanted to know if I’d review it and/or interview him. I was probably one of about 200 people he reached out to. He was ringing up people he thought had

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For USA Travels, Pick Your Cluster

Now that my home country has a national tourism campaign with a budget instead of relying on the 50 individual states to do all the work, the USA is actually acting like it gives a s%#t whether people come visit or not. Last year we eased up the daunting visa process for

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Use Temporary Downturns to Your Travel Advantage

When a place is getting bad press, do you follow the sheep who run away? Or do you act like a contrarian traveler and take advantage of the temporary opportunity? Like an investor who shuns the hot stock at its peak and buys the out-of-favor values for bigger returns, the biggest payoff

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Some Tried and True Vacation Savings Advice

We just passed the time of year when seemingly every media outlet is publishing predictions, “what’s hot,” “where to go this year,” and other round-ups that are generally useless and silly. That’s because though most editors hate to admit it, things don’t change that much in travel in the space of one

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Six Ways to Travel More on Your Current Income

“I wish I could travel more, but I can’t afford it.” I haven’t heard this common excuse from a homeless person or someone who has been out of work for years, because then I might believe it. Instead I’ve heard it dozens of times from people who earn more money than I