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The Art of Packing for Travel

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It's not always easy packing for a trip, especially if it's a long one. Here are some of the essentials I pack to ensure I have what I need.
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Survival Guide: Taipei Now Available

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The perfect Taipei travel guide for adventurous travelers -- "Booze, Food, Travel Survival Guide: Taipei" is now available on Amazon.

Holiday Gift Guide for the Traveler in Your Life

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A holiday gift guide to provide you with ideas while you shop for the traveler on your list.
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Traveler Review & Giveaway: GPSMyCity App

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I don't like carrying travel guides while traveling. Now there's the GPSMyCity app to replace the guidebook (or at least a portion of it).

Traveler Reads: Apologies Forthcoming

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Shiao Su leaned his forehead against the closed door and shut his eyes.  The vibration of the Zheng strings passed through the door to...

Traveler Reads: The Body by Hanif Kureishi

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"I'd been alive a long time but my life, like most lives, seemed to have happened too quickly, when I was not ready." I was...
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Travel Necessity: Making Coffee on the Road

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The most important necessity for me to have while traveling is coffee. I couldn't live without my travel coffeemaker.
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Airbnb and Long-term Travel

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It's easy to travel with Airbnb accommodation, as I have for 10 out of 14 months in East Asia and Italy. It has mostly been a positive experience.
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Hiking Shoes Wearing Thin

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Reviewing the Columbia Techlite hiking shoes that I've had for a couple years--the durability and comfort will be missed when they wear out.
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Healthy Travels

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We all want to maintain health while traveling--a trip to the hospital is sure way to ruin a vacation. But how can we ensure healthy travels?
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On Cameras and Equipment

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On my winter trip to Iceland I discovered the limitations of my Panasonic Lumix. Attempting photos of the northern lights convinced me to buy a new camera.
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Walk in These Shoes

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I hate shopping, so it's important for me to buy products that last. Of course, I wasn't thinking that my boots would last as...
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Product Review: Mavea Water Filter

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A review of the Mavea water filter, which I received at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, and a comparison with the Brita water filter.