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things travelers couldn't do 25 years ago

25 Things Travelers Couldn’t Do 25 Years Ago

Around 25 years ago, I was probably kicking back on some tropical island, staying in a $4 bungalow, wondering whether I should have rice or noodles for my next meal. I was traveling through Southeast Asia, Nepal, India, Greece, Turkey, Holland,
travel water filter by Grayl

An Easy Way to Purify Water: Grayl

The people who have set me up with a GRAYL water purifier twice probably don’t want me to start off this post with an ugly photo of garbage, so I’ll put that further down. When you look at that pile of
Why I travel the world

After 25 Years, I Travel Because…

There are lots of reasons people travel and those reasons can change over time. The motivations can also change according to how much time they have, or how much money they have. People who can enjoy slow travel may have very
What $33 a night gets you in Vietnam

Budget Lodging Price Differences in Big Cities vs. Small Cities

How much will a night at a hotel or vacation apartment cost you? That depends a lot on whether you’re in a place like Boston or a place like Billings. The lodging price differences can be immense even within a country,
Pros and cons of moving abroad

The Pros and Cons of Moving Abroad

Whether you want to work overseas, retire abroad, or just move abroad to cut your living expenses in half, there are pros and cons of moving abroad. There are a lot of major benefits to living in another country as an