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 …

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Why You Should Absolutely Positively Take Your Precious MacBook Abroad

Once upon a time, I had a gear page on this blog. On my gear page, I explained how a Macbook laptop, a scanner, and Evernote have drastically reduced my paper consumption and have consolidated my technical belongings. I scrapped the gear page after it …

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How To Minimize Your Theft Exposure While Abroad (Part 2)

Previously, I wrote about the first step in minimizing your theft exposure while abroad: minimize your chances of being robbed at all. Now we move on to the second step… Step 2: Minimize The Stuff That Can Be Robbed This is a step, which if …

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How To Minimize Your Theft Exposure While Abroad (Part 1)

I recently visited Quito, Ecuador, a place notorious for crime and petty theft, especially against travelers. Practically everyone I have met who has visited Quito has either been robbed, seen a robbery, or had a friend be robbed. I am no exception, as my buddy …

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Why Medellin Colombia Is A Super-Liveable City (Part 1)

As some of you may know, I have been spending the last couple of months down here in Medellin, Colombia. I first came here in the spring, but liked it so much that I came back. My experience here was one of the big reasons …

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I Am Now Exclusively Wearing Perhaps The Finest Underwear Man Has Ever Put On

Listen, if you have poked around the blogging world, or especially the travel / adventure blogging world for awhile, you might have heard about ExOfficio Give-N-Go underwear. I first wanted to try them on last year as I was preparing to go abroad the first …

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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 …

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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 …

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50 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Traveling

What do you wish you knew when you started traveling? “I wish I’d known much sooner how feasible slow travel can really be—taking your time makes travel inexpensive and much more rewarding. Every day tends to bring new challenges, but that’s a good thing. Travel is …

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