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May 13, 2014
moving to malaysia

I’m Moving to Malaysia

I’m Moving to Malaysia   With the exception of visiting my family for a couple months at the holidays,I have been traveling the world for the […]
January 22, 2014

I quit my day job

Nearly three years ago, I quit my day job. Months earlier I had started a couple travel blogs on the side while working days in a […]
December 18, 2013
myanmar money

Myanmar (Burma) Travel Updates

The first thing you’ll notice in Myanmar is the fast pace of change in the country. If you’ve never been there, you’ll have to rely on […]
November 3, 2013

Four Days in Singapore

Singapore has been growing on me. My last few visits there have elevated the city state to one of my favorite places in Asia. During the […]
October 3, 2013
A Digital Nomad in Kathmandu

A Digital Nomad in Kathmandu, Nepal

  Kathmandu has been a stop on the traveler’s circuit since overlanders on the hippie trail came blazing (in more ways than one) from Istanbul via […]
September 26, 2013
bhaktapur nepal

A Walk around Bhaktapur Nepal

  Upon landing in Nepal we were looking for a small city or quiet town to decompress after a hectic time in India. Kathmandu is crowded, […]
September 12, 2013

Creativity and Productivity Tips for Digital Nomads and Location Independent

  The challenges of digital nomad are numerous. Location independent individuals are facing more unknowns in their daily lives than regularities. Living abroad and trying to […]
September 8, 2013

Bhutan Visa Policy and Tourism Strategy Explained

Bhutan is well-known for its isolationist history, its policy of Gross National Happiness, and its commitment to preserving its natural environment. Another thing that keeps Bhutan […]
September 5, 2013
malaysia faqs

Travel to Singapore & Malaysia FAQs

The following is a resource for travelers planning to visit Singapore or Malaysia. Some of the questions are specifically geared towards those individuals attending my Malaysia […]
August 29, 2013
digital nomad in rishikesh

A Digital Nomad in Rishikesh

Traditionally, Rishikesh has attracted Hindu pilgrims, yoga enthusiasts, meditation students, and those seeking enlightenment.     But recently the town has lured digital nomads and other […]
August 17, 2013
bhutanese culture

Introduction to Basic Bhutanese Culture

The Dzong     The dzong is the predominant architectural feature of Bhutan. You’ll see one in nearly every city you visit. It was these fortresses […]
August 6, 2013

My Daily Routine in Rishikesh: Writing, Internet, Yoga

Rishikesh is well suited for the long-stay traveler, the yoga or meditation student, or anyone needing rest in their life. Rishikesh proper is actually a large, […]
July 30, 2013

A Walk around Shimla—India’s Favorite Hill Station

We’ve scored ourselves a cheap guesthouse on the side of the ridge. It’s an awkward period in July between two high seasons. It’s the monsoon, but […]
July 22, 2013

Couchsurfing is Not Dead (At least I hope)

I’ve been reading an awful lot online lately about how couchsurfing isn’t what it used to be. As it’s gone mainstream, an unsavory bunch has joined […]
July 19, 2013
diu

Alcohol Tourism in Diu

At the bottom of Gujarat state, beyond the reaches of the vast Indian rail network, lies the island of Diu. It is one of the few […]
June 28, 2013
ahmedabad

A Walk through Ahmedabad India

  Ahmedabad, in the Indian state of Gujarat, is known as a living heritage city. What does that mean exactly?   I ask Nirav Panchal, my […]
June 6, 2013

14 Things to do in Singapore

If shopping or eating doesn’t turn you on, don’t worry, there’s more to do in Singapore. But, believe me; you should eat lots while you’re there! […]
June 3, 2013
Dambulla wholesale market

Why visiting a wholesale produce market is better than a tourist attraction

  Tourists don’t normally enter the Dambulla wholesale produce market. There isn’t anything there to buy. It’s just a bunch of guys loading and unloading fruit […]
May 22, 2013

A Walk around Galle Fort at Sunset

  As long-term travelers, we encounter many difficulties and challenges along the road. We may often be testing our comfort zone while enduring long and arduous […]
May 17, 2013

14 Things to do in Penang Malaysia

  Many of these 14 things to do in Penang involve eating. Eating is a primary attraction in Penang. If fact, I would throw Penang up […]
April 23, 2013

The Philippines: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good The Places The Philippines has some incredible destinations. I’ll start with the phenomenal rice terraces of Banaue and Batad, high in the Cordillara Mountains […]
April 15, 2013
sagada

A Walk around Sagada Philippines

Sagada comes as a welcome relief to the traveler in the Philippines. Located high in the central Cordilleras Mountains of northern Luzon, it has a distinct […]
April 10, 2013

10 Cool Offices I’ve had as a Digital Nomad

One of the biggest benefits of a location independent lifestyle is the ability to set up a temporary office wherever I go. Sometimes I’m traveling too […]
March 28, 2013
Sleeping at an Internet Café

Experimental Accommodation in Japan: Sleeping at an Internet Café

While traveling in Japan, I wanted to report on some of the alternative accommodation types. From Fukuoka, I already wrote about sleeping in a capsule hotel. […]