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28 Common Travel Items I Don’t Travel With

This is a follow-up post to my “Long-Term Travel Packing List” post. If you compiled all of the “what to pack” lists from all of the most popular travel blogs and travel websites you’d end up with a very, very long list, and potentially 40KG of belongings. It’s important to pick and choose your belongings carefully. Ask yourself “Am I really going to use this on my travels?” If the answer is no,...

Music I Listen To When I Travel

My Favorite Travel Music I listen to a lot…. A LOT of music when I travel. Music makes everything better. It’s a universal language. I could insert one hundred quotes here about the power of music, but I won’t – there are too many that capture perfectly why I listen to music. As I’ve said in a previous post, the simplest of acts are enhanced substantially when music is involved. Music...

Around The World In Eig…. 100 Beds

        Photo: Found beside my bed in a room in Kolkata, India When I first started this blog there was a category labeled “80 Couches”. I had a planned on Couchsurfing around the world, documenting my stays and writing little reviews of my hosts and of my experiences. Around The World In 80 Couches was going to be the name of the original experiment. However, due to many factors, the idea never panned...

You’re Going To Miss Asia

I’m going to miss Asia and so are you – typed during the wee morning hours in the Dubai airport, jet-lagged and in a state of near-shambles. Of course, there’s much missing from this little write-up; things I skipped, things that can’t be described, and endless things I simply forgot to mention. Sorry in advance about the mess of words. I’m going to miss Asia. A lot. I better write...

Getting Sick In India

  This post is about my most recent experience of getting sick in India. When I first arrived in Southeast Asia – for the third time – four months back, I tried to practice good hygienic practices: washing hands when possible, using hand sanitizer (especially before meals), not eating fresh greens, watching out for ice, not drinking tap water, keeping an eye on where your food is being washed, etc.. I...

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