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The Scourge of Travel Blogging: Fake Photos

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes Have you seen these pictures on Instagram of the breathtakingly-beautiful Hindu temple in Bali, Indonesia? People pose between stone posts with mountains in the background, with a mirror-smooth reflection of themselves coming from a lake below. Isn’t it stunning? Doesn’t it make you want to stop what you’re doing and get on an airplane and fly to Bali right now?

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On Being a Digital Nomad (A New Series)

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes For nearly a dozen years, the work that I do for a living has allowed me to work from almost anywhere. I can take my work with me anywhere: home, a coffee shop, the bookstore, the gym, my kids’ school, the airport, another country, on a boat, etc.

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Travel is NOT Vacation (At Least For Me)

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Sometimes, when people hear that I’ve been out of town and see me when I get back, they’ll ask how my “vacation” went. I have to chuckle at this, because when I travel or take trips, it’s almost never vacation, and definitely never relaxing. I’m not saying that taking a vacation is bad or that […]

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Why Do I Travel?

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes One question that everyone who spends time (and a lot of money) traveling will have to answer for themselves is: why do I travel? I don’t think there’s necessarily a right or wrong answer to this question. It can be different for everyone, and it can change over time. As I’ve started racking up the […]

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Maho Beach, St. Martin (Where The Airplanes Are)

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Here’s a video of when I was at Maho Beach in St. Martin (on the island of Sint Maarten in the Caribbean). This beach, just off Simpson Bay, is strangely positioned right in front of Princess Juliana International Airport which means it gets airplanes coming in and out all day long that fly right over where people are swimming.

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Working On A Cruise Ship SUCKS

Estimated Reading Time: 8 minutes The idea of working on a cruise ship, for many people, is an exciting idea. They might figure they can get free drinks, travel to exotic places, spend some time on the beaches, or otherwise reap the benefits of a luxurious travel job. After all, people who take cruises always come back from their vacations talking about palm trees, beautiful sunsets, steel drum music, endless boat drinks, and great shows on the ship, right?