Archive | travel

17 September 2013 ~ 4 Comments

Limiting Travel For The Sake Of Maximizing It

I wouldn’t classify myself as a ‘travel blogger’. I really have little interest in being one. By that I mean I simply do not want to travel to places for 1 week stays in hotels, get city tours, massages, dinners, and take pictures and videos of myself doing it… even if companies pay me to […]

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14 January 2013 ~ 7 Comments

The Incredible Power Of A Reference Point (Or, Why I Only Spent A Week In Chile)

A little while ago, I posted some quick notes on Chile, after staying there only about 7-10 days. What sometimes occurs after I publish a post like this was that a few people claimed I was making snap-judgements, and moving way too fast through countries in order to make a proper evaluation of the country. […]

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16 December 2012 ~ 7 Comments

Why Fast Internet Is Worth Re-Locating For (Do The Math)

It’s really good living life down here in South America. There are lots of cities with great people and great times. I am definitely in love with a number of places like Colombia and Brazil. But I have now been through about 1/2 of the continent, as well as about 3/4 of the major cities, […]

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02 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Complaining Isn’t Bad. Action-less Complaining Is.

I really could just end the post right now because you probably already know where I’m going with this. But let me tell you about how a certain kind of complaining helped me out. I arrived to Córdoba, Argentina after an all night bus ride and was met with temperatures exceeding 100° F (38° C). […]

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17 September 2012 ~ 7 Comments

You Don’t Need To Live In Every City

Some days I wake up very undecided in terms of my travel plans because there is so much of the world to see. I mean, I really do have a desire to see it all, but there’s just so many possibilities. ** By the way, I have a HUGE post coming down the pipe about […]

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26 August 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Does Travel Make You Age?

Update: I am back in Medellin after 3 months away from her. I must say I feel different. The three months were partially spent back in my hometown, then on an exhausting 2 month romp through Paraguay and Brazil. Brazil, by the way, is like another continent. It has it’s own language and culture and […]

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11 July 2012 ~ 7 Comments

I Hate Hostels. I Love Hostels.

These past few weeks I found myself back in hostels for the first time in awhile. I hate hostels. When I walk in the front door carrying my suitcase, I have to navigate narrow walking spaces and doorways, side-stepping to people can get by, and doing nothing less than leg presses as I walk up […]

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21 May 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Accelerating The Search For Liveable Cities

A few weeks ago, the question that really came to me was… how long does it take to know if a city is liveable for you? In other words, how long do you need to spend in a city before you can make a decision regarding whether you would stay in the city for a […]

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30 April 2012 ~ 3 Comments

How Long Does It Take To Decide If You Would Live In A Place?

Along the lines of what I’ve written recently, I want to think about an open question: How long does it take for you to decide whether you could see yourself living in a city? I see this as a central question for myself through 2012 and beyond. As I’ve said before, I am looking for […]

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24 April 2012 ~ 8 Comments

To See The World Or To Find Something

The other day I was prowling around the interwebs for some info on a certain city I am interested in visiting. Unfortunately, all I really could find in my short search was a bunch of pages written by travelers who blab on about how their flight and hotel were, and how they had 2 or […]

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