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Travel Pro Tip: Ask to get moved forward when flight delayed

Frequent flyer pro tip: If your flight is delayed and you have a tight connection don’t be shy about walking up to the counter and asking for seat closer to the front of the plane. Today I’m flying to Los Angeles (LAX) from WordCamp US in Philadelphia (PHL), via Chicago (ORD). If I could have […]

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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 […]