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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
making travel a priority in the budget

Travel Money Is Simply Priority Money

If you never seem to have enough money for travel but a billion other people on the planet do, what’s wrong with this picture? It probably means that something else is a bigger priority. When I got back from my first
budget travel backpackers

Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me That?!

You hear this phrase a lot among international travelers and see it a lot in comments online. “Why didn’t anyone tell me that?” In a way this blog started out as a way for me to give people a heads up
virtual job working abroad

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
Columbia Sportswear Ex Eco rain jacket

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.