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A Little Review… The Perfect Travel Camera, My Panasonic Lumix

Since I first left to travel in 2008, my camera gear used to capture images all over the world has changed quite a bit. In that first year, I left with a trusty Canon point-and-shoot camera. That worked really well. But over time I switched to the mirrorless, micro four-thirds camera systems because I wanted […]

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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 Confession… I Cheated on my Backpack

For one brief glimmering moment it was great. There was this delightfully odd lightness to my shoulders that I hadn’t felt in two years and I was actually gliding along the sidewalk on my way into Orlando International Airport. I glance down and step lightly over a crack in the sidewalk –a tiny crack to be […]

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A Little Question… Should You Travel With a Laptop?

This is one of those ever-present questions for new travelers — do you bring a laptop on your round the world trip? And you may be wondering if you should start your own travel blog? If you opt for full-scale travel blog then it’s a no-brainer, you need a laptop with you. Likewise if you […]

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A Little Review… Purifying Water While You Travel

While it’s no secret that I support traveling lightly and packing only what’s necessary, the definition of necessary is subjective. And it’s also a tough call about recommending how travelers should stay healthy on the road. I’ve written about how sick I’ve gotten over the years. I even almost died in Laos from contaminated fresh […]

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