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with stone sheep in British Columbia

Regrets about long-term family travel?

I was browsing the Lonely Planet forum the other day and stumbled upon an interesting question:  “Do you have any regrets about taking an extended family vacation?”  The poster was considering heading out with her family for a year or more and was wondering if any of us would make a different decision now that […]

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playing soccer in Mexico

On Travel and that Socialization thing

Today’s post is really only half a post – the other half can be found over at Travel Deep and Wide. Stacey-Jean Inion, the awesome mama of many who has been traveling for eight years with her tribe of nine children, has additional thoughts about the socialization issue. In short, I feel it’s something parents […]

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Depending on where you are and what your schedule is, it can be easy to just bundle up and sleep wherever you happen to be.

6 Ways to find free accommodation when you travel

Today, I’d like to introduce you to Justin Carmack, a travel blogger, divemaster and overall lover of freedom and adventure on the road. In 2010 Justin sold all his things and left home; traded his possessions for dreams – dreams of traveling the world, getting lost, and living life free and to the fullest. He writes about […]

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Facing the Finances of long-term travel

One of the questions most people have when considering long-term travel is about the financial side of it all. We know we need to have the money available, but the logistics of finances of long-term travel can be a convoluted mess to try and sort out. I’ve written about this a few times, but I […]

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roadschooling: the ultimate guide to education through travel

Coming soon! Roadschooling: The Ultimate Guide to Education Through Travel

It won’t be long! I got my preview copy and we’re checking it carefully for errors. I’m hoping the book is available on Amazon within a few days!   Edited to add: IT’S READY!!! Click here to buy  

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Why not do it now?

I love it when I hear from other bloggers who want to write about their journey toward making their dream life happen. Every time I read their stories, I’m inspired anew. Today, I introduce you to Sofie from Wonderful Wanderings – I’m sure you’ll enjoy her inspirational message about jumping in with both feet even […]

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NO the american dream

The American Dream is NOT holding you back

Kristin Addis told me this post came about after she had been traveling around Southeast Asia on a shoestring budget for the better part of a year. A good chunk of her friends from back home kept telling her how jealous they were of what she was doing. “I remember feeling that way too before […]

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Dealing with culture shock: A conversation with a multi-cultural couple

I recently “met” Samantha and Yeison online, and was stuck by the sheer level of different cultures going on in their relationship. I’ve written about culture shock a few times, so figured they would be the idea couple to shed some light on the challenges and struggles of it. Samantha is American, of Taiwanese descent. […]

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Colombian truck driver

…and then there was the time I found a naked man in my bed…

Know how the best stories start off innocently? You’re just going about your day-to-day life and then… things just happen. That’s exactly how it came to pass that I found a naked man in my bed one night. I had arrived into Medellin, Colombia, earlier that day – a young 20-something gallivanting solo around South […]

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Why volunteering helped change my lifestyle for the better

I love a good “changing my lfestyle” story. Tammy and Chris have a great one when they packed up and headed out for a volunteering gig. The decision was easy because “they could always go back.” But that was two years ago and they’re still out there. Enjoying life to the fullest. Here’s Tammy to […]

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What kind of sacrifices are you willing to make for your dream?

Once upon a time, if you had asked me about sacrifices, I would have said I wasn’t making any. I had willingly traded in my kitchen for a tiny campstove. I didn’t mind the hassle of having to pull the various parts out of our panniers, assemble the stove, find a flat spot on the […]

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7 Truths of location independence

I know a lot of people with location independent income streams and am always amazed at how diverse they are. The only constant is that we all rely upon our interests and strengths and somehow manage to monetize them. Overall, I think there are seven truths you’ll need to embrace in order to develop an […]

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hospital in Malaysia

Health insurance for travelers

Getting sick is a biggie for travelers. What do you do when you are sick? Or get in an accident? What if you are far from home and need help? There really is no stock answer to that question – it all depends on the individual situation and we can’t predict what the situation will […]

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How to afford an extended journey

One of the most common questions we’re asked is, “How could you afford an extended journey like yours? How much did it cost? How much would I have to save to travel long-term?” That is a hard question to answer. Trying to say how much an extended journey costs is a bit like trying to […]

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6 Experiences from travel that came from walking out of my predetermined path

I first “met” Mina Mahrous several months ago when he wrote an incredibly eye-opening post on his blog. As an Egyptian, he rightly took issue with how we travel bloggers tend to say anybody can afford to travel as long as you set your priorities that way. He pointed out – very elegantly, I might […]

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5 steps to location independence

I know many of my readers dream of living a location independent lifestyle. Here are five things to think about when planning to make location independence happen. Today’s guest blogger is Ryan Gibson. For many of us, the path to true happiness and a lifestyle we adore is one that allows us to live for […]

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