The Only Athletic Shoe I’ll Pack. Ever. Again.

I struggled for years to find a comfortable yet small lightweight athletic shoe that looked good, felt good, and fit into my carryon-only packing strategy.

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How I Make Money As a Travel Blogger

I don’t have a traditional day job, I don’t have a trust fund, and I don’t have a sugar daddy.

So how the hell am I traveling so much? And maybe more importantly – PAYING FOR IT?!?

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What to Pack for Costa Rica

Wondering what to pack for Costa Rica? I share my two-week backpack inventory for a trip to Costa Rica here (plus two weeks to a surprise destination)

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How to Survive Long Haul Flights : 18 International Flight Tips

After 3 years and almost 20 intercontinental flights, I’ve accrued some pretty helpful tips. If I follow the advice exactly, I even have a borderline enjoyable flight (I keep a checklist to ensure I don’t forget anything).

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7 Tips for Solo Travel Safety for Women

After a few too many reruns of “Taken” – how do you reassure your loved ones at home (and maybe even yourself) that you’re going to be safe?

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How to NOT Learn a Foreign Language

I have NOT learned 4 different foreign languages. Wanna be mono-lingual like me and not learn a foreign language? Follow these easy peasy guidelines.

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6 Borderline Ridiculous Ways that I Save Money to Travel

I save money in a lot of really weird ways, including not buying canned beans, cutting my own hair, never going to the movies, and a lot more.

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If You’re Debating Travel or Expat Health Insurance – Read this!

I wasn’t convinced of the necessity of expat health insurance until I experienced my own medical emergency. It doesn’t seem real until it happens to you.

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My First Overseas Health Scare – Emergency Room in Rio de Janeiro

I waited almost a week after my symptoms arrived before going to the hospital. NOT SMART!

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Top Tips for Overseas Emergency Room and Hospital Visits

Being sick sucks, and being sick overseas sucks even more. With these top tips, you can make your overseas emergency room visit a bit more pleasant.

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