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Returning to Familiar Tokyo

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What has happened makes the world. Live on the edge, looking. -Robert Creeley, "Here" I started my current journey in Tokyo--I had wanted to visit Japan for a long time, and it...
siem reap

The Onward Self

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"Work is the curse of the drinking classes." -Oscar Wilde I had wanted to write about my adventures here in Italy--the inspiring art of Florence, the...
chiyoda

On Departures

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I have to say goodbye often--to the places with which I've become familiar, to routines I've developed, and most of all, to the great people I've met.
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Staying Healthy on the Road

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Healthy traveling isn't always easy. After realizing I wasn't living a healthy lifestyle, I changed habits to make the journey better.
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Long Way Traveled

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As I overlooked the sprawling city before the rain arrived, N Seoul Tower atop Namsan provided a reminder of just how far from home...
angkor wat

On Traveling Solo in Asia

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Solo travel in Asia has its challenges that are sometimes exacerbated by the balance of life, sightseeing, and work. But it's still worth traveling alone.

Good Advice from Taipei

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Sometimes the signs around cities are simple. Other times they're confusing. This one at the Lin An Tai Ancestral House (林安泰古厝) near the Expo...
vietnam cafe

Art of Travel Conversation

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Starting conversations with fellow travelers is usually pretty easy, but some people need a reminder of what an appropriate conversation starter is.
hanoi train tracks

3 Weeks in Hanoi Is Too Much

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Hanoi is an interesting city to visit. But staying for 3 weeks in Hanoi's Old Quarter can certainly wear down a traveler.
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Celebrating Abroad

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I've been working on the theory that birthdays abroad don't count. I like this theory because I've now celebrated six birthdays abroad (one in...
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Gone Fishin’

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I'm getting ready to embark on yet another adventure. Because my job allows me to work from home, I'm moving, but not in the...
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Government Shut Down My Trip

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What do you do when you're ready to leave on a trip & find that you can't stay where you planned? The government shutdown threw my travel plans into chaos.
honda

Car-Free Life

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Last year I made the decision to sell my car -- the only car I've ever owned (I bought it a month before I...
Invisible Cities

Traveler Reads: Invisible Cities

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A review of Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities from a travel perspective.
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Opening Doors to Travel

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In the process of planning a potentially long-term trip through Asia with a lot of uncertainty. There are a lot of options on the table.