21 August 2013 ~ 3 Comments

Where We Go From Here

I’m back after a little break from the world of blogging. And there are a few changes that are going to be made here. First, I am going to start accepting advertising on the site. This will allow me to make a little extra cash on this blog while planning for the larger projects. I [...]

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14 May 2013 ~ 5 Comments

THIS Is Where The Most Beautiful Girls In Brazil Are…

When I went through Brazil, I would often meet Brazilians who wanted to talk to me about their women. I told them about my plans of romping through southern Brazil, and when I would mention the various cities, they would proffer their opinions. – Me: “I’m going to Porto Alegre.” Brazilian A: Oh, that’s where [...]

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05 May 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Survey Results, Creativity, And Blogging Calibration

Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what direction I am going to take this blog. As I’ve done so, I’ve realized that either 1) generating significant revenue, 2) fomenting a movement, or 3) impacting lives are the main things that would sustain me in the long run with this little corner of [...]

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20 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Dave’s Medellin Travel Guide: Essential Info All In One Place

The secret is getting out on Medellin. I’ve been blogging about it for nearly two years, and more and more travelers are coming here every day. If you’ve ever Googled “Medellin” you’ve probably come across Medellin Living. It’s easily the #1 Medellin website for English speakers, and contains loads of great info on life in [...]

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01 March 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Clarity To Realize What You’re Not

The other day I came across this scholarship for anyone interested in becoming a travel writer. It’s a fully sponsored gig to tour around Southeast Asia, including Singapore, updating travel guides. Airfare included. Sounds like my cup of tea. I was keen on applying… I don’t know about you, but anytime my airfare is paid [...]

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12 January 2012 ~ 7 Comments

10 Reasons You Should Go Abroad This Year

In 2011, I made the leap and spent an extended time abroad, mostly in Colombia and a little bit in Ecuador. Here are 10 reasons you should go abroad this year: 1. You will love it. What is better than having the best time of your life? Some people may view going abroad as a [...]

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06 October 2011 ~ 11 Comments

A New Chapter For Ryan Goes Abroad

About a year ago, I started Ryan Goes Abroad. I started it as an experiment in finding out what the social media world was all about. And if you had told me what I was going to experience in the next year as a result of this blog, I wouldn’t have believed you. I have [...]

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25 April 2011 ~ 6 Comments

Do You Have The Courage To Lose Sight Of The Shore?

I want to ask you a question today… Do you have the courage to lose sight of the shore? Look at your life… Maybe you have lived your life in certainty. In predictability. In routine. In safety. Maybe you have traded the adventure of your life for the four walls of your own knowledge. Why [...]

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19 April 2011 ~ 7 Comments

Lessons Learned After My First 100 Days Abroad

Last week I passed the century mark. I have now been abroad in Colombia for just over 100 days, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. In fact, I actually planned to stay less than 100 days, but here I am! Here are a few lessons I’ve learned in my first 100 days abroad: [...]

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12 April 2011 ~ 10 Comments

What I Wish I Knew When I Started Traveling: The Rest Of The Story

Holy canoli! Did you just see the response from 50 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Traveling? There were literally hundreds of years of traveling behind all of those gems. No wonder, then, as to date it has been re-tweeted more than 150 times! Thank you so much everybody for sharing it! The [...]

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