How Realizing I’m Not Better Than Anyone Else Made Me a Better Traveler and Person

Growing up in the yuppy beachside town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, I had the distinct impression that Americans were better than every other nation at most anything.  From sports and culture to politics and guns, us…

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How to Find Apartment Rentals in Playa del Carmen

The sunny seaside destination of Playa del Carmen, Mexico has become a popular home for expats and digital nomads alike.  With year round warm weather, turquoise waters and low cost of living, it’s no wonder…

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The Art of Crossing the Street in Vietnam

On the streets of Hanoi, Vietnam even the most talented dancer might falter when pirouetting around the multitude of motorcycles.  Dodging drivers here certainly alarms as traffic laws are considered more like suggestions rather than…

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Replacing My Full Passport and the Lessons Learned

As I child I dreamt of filling my passport with an eclectic assortment of stamps from a myriad of countries.   Never had I considered that one day I’d have to order another, since it would…

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Applying for a Foreign Tourist Visa: How to Save Time and Money

Applying for a foreign tourist visa does not have to be difficult or expensive.  In fact by following some simple steps, I can show you how to speed up the entire process for less moola. …

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The Top 5 Playa del Carmen Rooftop Bars

Instead of downing drinks at mundane haunts, why not elevate your style of socializing at one of these top five Playa del Carmen rooftop bars.  You can appreciate Playa’s beauty while enjoying panoramic vistas of…

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Navigating The Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain

At sixteen years old I spent a celestial summer vacation as an exchange student in Bilbao, Spain.  Through AFS (American Field Service), I sojourned with a Basque host family who helped me navigate my virgin…

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