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Phooey

Bummer alert.
I started out the year on such a run and with big goals. Sadly, you’ve probably noticed that my daily posts have disappeared, and before that my daily photos were kind of minimal. Phooey. Through the process, I’ve realized that there is only so much one person can do, and the daily posts brought me to a very… Read more
October 12, 2011 · Continue Reading · 14
pat and brooke airport

Day 270: The Saga of My Aussie Visa and My Aversion to Waiting

Patience has never been one of my virtues. Even as a kid I wanted immediate action and immediate satisfaction. What? You want me to wait until another day to go buy a new favorite toy? I’m not doing anything, and you’re not doing anything… let’s go now. It’s just the way I’ve always been, and it is a quality that… Read more
September 29, 2011 · Continue Reading · 27
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Day 269: My Week in a Ford Focus

I was the lucky recipient of a new Ford Focus test drive for a week that ended this Monday. Read more about the fun places this car took me around Sydney during my week (beaches, beaches, beaches!), as well as my thoughts on some of the great, high-tech features inside!
September 28, 2011 · Continue Reading · 8
brooke blogging

Day 262: The Work from Home Life

The reality of the work from home life (of a freelancer/blogger) is more like you work your bum off or you don't make any money. I probably work twice as much in my self-employed life than I ever did in a real job, and there have been many challenges to overcome in order to make it a viable income source.
September 20, 2011 · Continue Reading · 14
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Day 259: The Great Nomads Chase in Sydney

I made my way to Belmore Park in Sydney where I met up with a few dozen other travel lovers to take part in the Great Nomads Chase, sponsored by World Nomads. To be honest, I, along with many of my mates, didn't know what exactly was in store for us. We waited in anticipation for the instructions to be released and the games to begin!
September 17, 2011 · Continue Reading · 4
kyrgyz family dinner

Day 256: Tempted By Things I Hate But Also Love

Pat called to let me know he had started the rather long journey home from work, and to chat. I took it upon myself to blurt out a thing or two clawing away at my otherwise calm mind. "The language school wrote back and said that all their school dorm rooms were booked up." I could hear the disappointment come out in Pat's voice when he responded.
September 14, 2011 · Continue Reading · 3
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Day 255: Get Your Free Thrifty Travel Tips Ebook

As the title suggests, I have completed the thrifty ebook compilation! This free eBook covers topics ranging from packing and gear to luxury thrifting from some of the best travel bloggers on the market. Hopefully the reading leaves you inspired to be thrifty because you know what they say: A thrifty traveler is a happy traveler!
September 13, 2011 · Continue Reading · 18

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