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Why I Don’t See Everything When I Travel

My mode of travel might be different from yours, but mine has been molded for a number of reasons: remote working, information retention, and health. Inside you'll find out why I pick and choose my travel choices, and ultimately have to miss out on a number of activities along the way.
July 16, 2012 · Continue Reading · 12
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10 Before 30 Plan: Issue Number 2

I had a crazy dream the other night that my teeth were falling out. It was so distressing to have such a vivid memory of the feelings happening as my teeth started to get looser until finally they ended up in the palm of my hand. Stress. Anxiety. You name it, I felt it. It was only a dream,… Read more
November 28, 2010 · Continue Reading · 17
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10 Places to Hit Before I Hit 30

Tick, tick, tick… that’s the sound of my internal travel clock ticking. Tick, tick, tick. When I’ve been settled for a while, it seems as though my internal travel clock starts screaming at me to make some plans involving far-flung places. I sometimes envy people who are satisfied with the status quo as they don’t have to deal with the… Read more
November 8, 2010 · Continue Reading · 33

From Auckland to Sydney

I’m back in Sydney and finally getting myself settled and situated after my short hop over to New Zealand. I spent my time solely on the north of the north island on this trip – mainly because I was concerned I was going to have to make a doctor’s appointment to get my visa. Besides what I’ve already written, I… Read more
July 29, 2009 · Continue Reading · 0

Visa Woes

I changed my flight. Remember how in my last visa post I talked about wondering if a week would be enough time? Well, I had to make a decision yesterday and I didn’t think it would be sufficient. In spite of the research I had done asking many other people how long it took to get their working holiday visa… Read more
July 13, 2009 · Continue Reading · 2

A trip not like I had planned.

Ok, so in case you didn’t know, I am about to move to the Ukraine… for a year! If you asked me a year ago where I’d see myself in 2008, I don’t think I would have for a split second considered Kiev. But, a year later, a slowly dwindling bank account, and a better understanding of former Soviet culture… Read more
October 14, 2008 · Continue Reading · 3

Reflections on the Past

Two years ago I seriously started thinking about long-term travel – seriously in the sense that I deemed the money in my bank account solely for the purpose of the “big trip”, set a date, and started planning where to go. I recently came across the traveler pre-trip profile on and thought it was interesting to look back and… Read more
August 27, 2008 · Continue Reading · 2

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