Travel How -To's

Introduction to My Upcoming Book: Dream.Plan.Travel.

My new book, Dream.Plan.Travel. will be published in the Summer 2019. I am posting the Introduction here so you can get an idea of what the book is about and …
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Trip Planning Technique: San Sebastian, Spain to Utrecht, The Netherlands

Honing your skills for making your own reservations and travel plans is a core practice for becoming an experienced independent traveler. This article accompanies my upcoming book, Dream. Plan. Travel …
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Turning Drudgery into an Adventure

19 March 2019—Somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean I am in the middle of my 50-hour journey from Gili Air, Indonesia to Quito Ecuador. Today, got to thinking about how challenging …
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5 More Food Strategies for Affordable European Travel

This is Part Two of a two-part post on the subject of Frugal Food Strategies. You can read the first part here.   IntroductionDuring 2017–18, I spent thirteen months in Europe, including …
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5 Food Strategies for Affordable European Travel

This is Part One of a two-part post on the subject of Frugal Food Strategies.  During 2017–18, I spent thirteen months in Europe, including the UK, the Netherlands, and Denmark …
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Shopping…Cooking…Eating: My First Pittu

 Turning my favorite pastimes into thematic travel possibilities provides a way to engage with the culture and meet people. Learn more in my Ultimate Guide to Thematic Travel. Introducing Raj …
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Dealing with Airport Taxi Paparazzi and Strategies for Market Shopping

I arrived in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan yesterday morning. I hate overnight flights! I can no longer sleep on an airplane, no matter how much I pretend. This one was no different, …
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Celebracion de 60 Compleanos en el arriba de Pachamama

(Or How I Spent My 60thBirthday) For the weekend of my 60th birthday (March 22), I decided to take a little tourist jaunt to the island of Amantani. This is …
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Islas! Islas!*

* Islands! Islands! For the weekend of my 60th birthday (March 22), I decided to take a little tourist jaunt to the island of Amantani via boat. You can purchase …
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