05 February 2013 ~ 2 Comments

13 Tips For Handling Cusco And Machu Picchu

After some time in Arequipa, I took an overnight bus to Cusco Peru, near where the famed Machu Picchu lay in waiting. Normally, I don’t go for the tourist attractions, but Machu Picchu is a wonder of the world, and I tend to hit those up if I’m in the area… just like I hit [...]

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07 January 2013 ~ 16 Comments

The Biggest Thing I Learned In 2012 (And Why You Should Take The Plane)

As we reached the 2013 new year, I was reflecting on what I learned in 2012. I feel like I learned a lot this year– particularly a lot about myself and what I am looking for as I traveled around South America (and am now back in Colombia). When 2012 started, I was thinking it [...]

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30 May 2012 ~ 6 Comments

Asunción: First Impressions

The city of Asunción is rather interesting. First, it’s not that well known in the travel-blog sphere of things, but Asunción the largest city in Paraguay… as far as I can tell, the only one with the attractions of big city life, i.e. restaurants, clubs & bars, activities, options for living. But apparently, Asunción has [...]

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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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11 April 2012 ~ 5 Comments

Four Caricatures Of Geo-Arbitrage (Or, How Your Travel Lifestyle Can Determine Your Costs)

Geo-arbitrage is the idea that you can earn money in one part of the world and spend it in another. If you do this, often you will find that your dollars (or pounds / euros / francs / krone) go further, and you can afford a higher standard of living, partially due to exchange rates. [...]

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29 March 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Want To Go Abroad? Step Into The On-Deck Circle

Going abroad is a relatively simple task. All you really need to do is to get on a plane. But if you really plan to do a significant amount of travel, you can begin to do things now which will prepare you to take the trip you’ve always dreamed of. For one, if you aren’t [...]

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26 March 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Step-Wise Reduction Of Your Expenses (Or, What You Can Do Today To Start Building Your Cash Stash)

A big key to saving money, for the purpose of traveling or for starting a business, is to reduce your expenses. Many people have the idea that travel is expensive. And it is, somewhat… but only because you are removed from your normal ways of making money (i.e. job). If you could make money wherever [...]

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23 January 2012 ~ 22 Comments

The 10 Very Likely Ways You’ll Get Jipped In Ecuador

I just traveled through the country of Ecuador. In many ways, I was happy to be in a Latin American country, practicing my Spanish, and seeing new sites. At a certain point, though, I began to get tired of all the bullshit. You may have heard some of it via facebook and twitter, but eventually [...]

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17 November 2011 ~ 10 Comments

Breakdown of My Monthly Costs Of Living In Cuenca Ecuador

So, I spent 6 weeks living in one of the principal cities of Ecuador, Cuenca. Cuenca is located in southern Ecuador, a little bit towards the east. It is an old city with a rich history and a lot of old architecture. It’s no surprise it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site, with the impressive Calderon [...]

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08 September 2011 ~ 20 Comments

Breakdown Of My Monthly Costs In Colombia

Since deciding that the location-independent lifestyle is something I wanted to pursue, I’ve been more conscientious about my costs. And, since coming back to Colombia, I’ve been enjoying a decent bit of cheaper living. All told, Colombia isn’t cheap compared to other places in South America, but compared to the major cities of the US, [...]

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