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TripAdvisor has destroyed the world with hyperbole

While this opinion has long been stewing about everything from WordPress plugin reviews to Amazon and Ebay seller reviews where anything less than a 5 stars is seen as failure, this is what really triggered it. Once upon a time we would leaf through Lonely Planet where we travelers would read fairly unbiased and neutral […]

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Two reasons not to be afraid of traveling outside the English speaking world.

I’ve heard from a lot of people that are afraid, or let’s so shy, of trying to travel outside the English speaking world. Here are two reasons not to be. First English is the world’s second language I remember the first time I traveled to a country where English wasn’t the official language. It was […]

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Getting a haircut and shave while traveling

I’ve pretty much always gone way too long between haircuts. My neglect is really just about thinking it’s a time consuming hassle. Back in The States I begrudgingly pay Supercuts US$15-20 to cut my hair, although increasingly I just have Elena drag electric clippers over it for me because I loathe driving to the haircut place, waiting […]

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Digital Redundancy for Digital Nomads

I’d planned on publishing photos and a little story today about our second week in Cuba. Sadly one of a digital nomads worst fears struck me yesterday. No, not digestive malaise. Although I am just getting over a minor bout of that, this is far far worse. Laptop death sucks when you’re 100% dependent on […]

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Beginning our Honeymoon in Cuba

Our first week in Cuba was amazing. More on getting there, being there and visiting Elena’s uncle in Havana is all coming soon. I just wanted to share a couple scenes from week one. First, the iconic classic cars that greeted us walking out of the airport. They reminded me of visiting Yellowstone National Park and […]