seoul money museum

The Road to Avoiding Foreign Currency Exchange Fees

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Dealing with foreign transactions can be a headache for some travelers, but with a little preparation and research, it shouldn't be a problem.
melaka malaysia

I Don’t Trust TripAdvisor’s Travel Reviews

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I'm not a fan of TripAdvisor for the most part. They have some worthwhile information and deals for travelers, but the crowd-sourced reviews are awful.
heavenly lake temple

Literary Travel Inspiration

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"What is true peace, I cannot know. A hundred wars have come and gone as I’ve grown old. I bear their burdens in my bones. Mine’s the...
PATH

The Necessity of Subways

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There's a reason I tend to travel to cities instead of more rural destinations. While I enjoy nature and all that it offers, I need to use subways. It's a necessity if I want to avoid driving.
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Finding Different Products in Taiwan

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I enjoy finding products that are different when I travel. Sometimes I find unusual/amusing products. Here are some different products from Taiwan.
long haul flight

How to Survive a Long-Haul Flight

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I hate flying, but I have learned to survive on long-haul flights despite the airlines' best efforts to make the experience as uncomfortable as possible.
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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.
chiang kai shek memorial hall

Things I Won’t Miss About Taipei

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I've already made my list of things that I'll miss about Taipei after I depart, so it was only fair to create another list of things I won't miss.
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What I’ll Miss About Taipei

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As I prepare to move away from the city I've called temporary home for almost three years, I think of the things that I'll miss about Taipei.

Authenticity and Travel Photography

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Travel photography is an art form, and we take more photos than we need. We then over-edit those photos. Can we have authenticity in travel photography?
vietnam traffic

The Attraction of Vietnam: Not Quite a Love Story

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There's something about Vietnam's major cities, Hanoi and Saigon, that attract me. I had a love-hate relationship during my time in both.

On Travel and Earthquakes

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No one likes to think about natural disasters when traveling. Recent earthquakes in Italy & Myanmar got me thinking more about it.

The Cost of Being an Expat

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This year's most expensive city for expats is Hong Kong, but is it really that expensive? What is the real cost of being an expat in various cities?

A Different Expat Experience

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If I am not Ulysses, I am his dear, ruthless half brother. Strap me to the mast so I may endure night sirens -Yusef Komunyakaa, Latitudes This is not...
Yangon Region Court

When the Travel Plan Doesn’t Pan Out

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Travel doesn't always go as planned. But sometimes, it works out for the best as it did for me when I had to quickly re-plan my trip in Myanmar.