Contents of a World Traveler’s Bag

If you’re going to sell all your stuff and travel the world, bouncing from country to country, it’s important that you’re prepared with the right stuff. In my opinion, what you don’t need is perhaps more important than what you do. After hitting over 10 countries and traveling fairly extensively, my best travel tip is …

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Digital Nomad Life for Non-Programmers

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Oh, you’re a location independent software engineer that travels the world living the digital nomad life with a six-figure salary, living on 15K a year? Good for you, but what about the rest of us? Why should programmers and software engineers have all the fun while the rest of us are stuck in cubicles? I …

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The Strange World of American Fast Food in Taiwan

A major motivator for traveling the world is to expand your perspective and become more cultured by sampling various cuisines from far away lands. But sometimes screw it, you just want a Big Mac. Never fear. Some top American fast food chains have established a presence in Asia. I’ll take a look at the typical …

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Cashing American Checks in Asia.

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Well back in December, I decided to sell everything I own and move to Taiwan for the winter. I was so anxious to get away from another Chicago winter, that I vacated my apartment before the end of my lease. My condolences to sufferers of the polar vortex. Get yourself a pair of these and …

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Disconnected In Tokyo: A Cell Phone Nightmare

These days it’s easy to be a road warrior and travel to foreign lands when you have a smartphone in hand. You can translate language on the fly with Google Translate. You always know where you’re going with Google Maps or Apple Maps. Restaurant reviews are at your fingertips for any location you discover unless …

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