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Bad luck. Good road trip.

Interested in a nice little game of Wikipedia worm-hole? Google the “Ohuican Chaneque”.  According to Mexican folklore dating back to the Aztecs, these are little gremlin-like beings that guard nature and try to scare the souls out of intruders. Or they’ll eat... Read More The post Bad luck. Good road trip. appeared first on .

Adoption update!

Hello everyone! Many of you may remember how Drew and I joined my older sister Rachel and her husband Zack as they traveled to Ukraine to bring home their adopted daughter Gianna.  (Which was easily the most meaningful... Read More The post Adoption update! appeared first on .

Is Uber allowed at my destination airport?

When Drew and I were nomads, we would frequently check if Uber was available in our destination before we arrived. We were delighted when more and more cities got Uber, and we had to deal with taxi-haggling less... Read More The post Is Uber allowed at my destination airport? appeared first on .

Quick logistical tips about travel in Vietnam

South East Asia has some extremely beginner-friendly travel destinations.  For instance, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Cambodia all essentially have visas on arrival for US citizens, (or e-visas).  Not to mention tourist infrastructures that are fairly easy... Read More The post Quick logistical tips about travel in Vietnam appeared...

Reflections on Auschwitz, 2 years late

Today as I continued going through old travel footage, I came across a video taken exactly two years ago, to the day. The feeling of that life comes back immediately as I watch myself in the lens of... Read More The post Reflections on Auschwitz, 2 years late appeared first on .

Pro-tips for buying thrift

  As if it wasn’t strange enough to sign a lease for the first time in 3 and a half years, it was highlighted by the fact that we had nothing to fill our new place with.  Two bedrooms,... Read More The post Pro-tips for buying thrift appeared first on .

Theth, Albania

The other morning as I dug my tennis shoes out of a bag in the rental car, I wondered how my shoes fit in my suitcase three weeks earlier.  I don’t buy souvenirs, so it wasn’t an issue of... Read More The post Theth, Albania appeared first on .

How your travel blog design is working against you

As a graphic designer, I feel embarrassed that my blog has had a very mediocre design for the last years.  To be honest, it’s kind of like the interior designer whose house is a clutter of unintentional and... Read More The post How your travel blog design is working against you appeared first on .

Music streaming abroad

In my pre-travel-is-free days, my flight routine used to include lots of pensive journaling as I looked out onto a cloud landscape and listened to my favorite iPod playlist. Those were the days when I actually used to own music... Over the last five years, the frequency with which I purchase music has gone down to almost zero. (With the exception...

Is it better to be an expat or a nomad?

Recently I did a tally of all the countries Drew and I have visited together, and which countries we’ve spent the most amount of time in. I think Drew has some ideas on how to analyze this information in interesting ways, but until that happens, the project has unearthed some interesting thoughts of my own, particularly as I compare my experiences as...

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