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Be a Travel MacGyver on the road with these four items!

A Little Creativity… Six Tiny Things Travel MacGyvers Should Pack

Traveling lacks predictability. For a Type A-er like me that causes heart palpitations at random times, but I also love the constant pressure to think on my feet and come up with instant and creative solutions to problems I never anticipated. Sometimes this means just verbal and active solutions, but other times it’s a mad […]

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A Little Foodie Story … How a Vegetarian Survived China

We all but shoved these moist mounds of joy into our mouths. I couldn’t help but think, “Where have these fat round dumplings been all of my life? How have I not had this concoction of vegetable greens, onions, and seasoning exploding over my taste buds until this very moment?” That was a good day. […]

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A Little Debacle…How NOT to Do a Visa Run

I’m not exactly sure why I was so woefully under-prepared for my seemingly easy visa run to Malaysia last week, but let’s chalk it up to sheer laziness and a touch of travel arrogance. Thailand gives visitors from the United States (among other nationalities) an easy 30 days on-arrival visa if you enter the country […]

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A Little Advice…What’s in Your Travel Wallet?

Stepping away from travel stories, I wanted to share focus on the practicalities of traveling long-term and talk about handling money abroad, as well as which credit and debit cards rank as traveltasticly special. **This post was updated in January 2016 to reflect new credit and debit cards on the market and my honest opinion on what […]

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