Are You A Packer Or A Mover?

Packer VS Mover I had this packer VS mover conversation with a friend. We were comparing notes on travel destinations, eating delicious-and-not-at-all-authentic Chinese food, while discussing the approaches we used to determine what we brought with us. She told me that she likes long trips. But her luggage was a problem. Why? Because of the […]

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The Art of Letting Go

Life on the road isn’t always easy. And sometimes, you get lonely. This is sort of a continuation of my post about how to meet people when travelling. And it’s inspired by a few conversations I’ve had recently. Some with people I’ve just met, others with people I’ve known for years. But each of us […]

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Talk Is Cheap

I get a little fan mail from time to time. People write in asking questions. They want me to talk about how to travel. And they ask questions like: “How did it feel to leave?” “How did you do it?” “Was the money side of things tricky?” After writing to a few readers, I found […]

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The Travel Itch

I’m sitting in my parents kitchen, drinking tea. And it’s now that I now that the travel itch is real. The sounds and smells are very familiar. The tea tastes like home. Only the mug is new. In fact, it’s old. But I’ve never seen it before. And its unfamiliarity gets me thinking about why […]

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What Does Home Mean To You?

Coming home is a great feel. I’m sitting in my parents kitchen, drinking tea from a mug I have never seen before. At home, it’s a comfortable scene. Sounds, sights and scents are hauntingly familiar, though some are startlingly new. It’s like watching every disaster movie ever, then walking through New York City – you […]

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Getting Over The Fear

Last night I witnessed an attempted bag snatching. A couple were walking along the street with their luggage. A scooter with two men on it drove by . One guy leaned out, grabbed a handbag. The handle snapped. The lady got spun around. Her husband dropped his bag and took a swing at the guys. […]

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