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    09 2015 August

    17 Bucket List Items Ruined by Real Images

    The Bucket List.  It’s your ever-growing ‘do before I die’ list that is full of vacation destinations, adventures, and good times.  I don’t have a bucket list myself, but that doesn’t mean I hate the idea of bucket lists.  I don’t.  I just hate buckets lists...

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    02 2015 August

    How to Make Money While Traveling the World

    How do you make money while traveling? That’s the number one question I get on my blog, with at least one email a week asking me about money.  Here is the problem with this question:  Nothing I say in response will really satisfy the person...

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    22 2015 March

    Dog Sledding Through Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

    About a year and a half ago, while in Vietnam, I met an “addicted to traveling” couple from Germany.  They were just two of the hundreds of travelers I’ve met during my time abroad.  However, something happened in our conversation that was unique.  They were the first...

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    13 2014 October

    Eating With the Locals in the Philippines: Three Ways to Experience Manila’s Food Culture

    If you’re new to this blog, or to my travel stories, then you need to know something about me before reading further.  I am not a foodie.  It’s not that I don’t like to eat.  I love eating, and I enjoy trying new, unique, and...

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    05 2014 September

    All Good Things Must End: Lessons from 18 Months on the Road with Tears on My Keyboard

    Watch the video above first, then read my recap to find out all you’ve ever wanted to know about my trip! (If you’re looking for Alissa’s video, click here) It’s been a long trip, so let’s start with the statistics.  Here are the numbers I racked...

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    06 2014 June

    D-Day Then and Now: Normandy After 70 Years

    In May, I spent four days in Normandy exploring all the D-Day memorials, cemeteries, and ruins from 70 years ago.  In honor of the 70th anniversary of the invasion, I put together my best Then and Now shots from those times.  Enjoy!  -Dan...

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The Bucket List.  It’s your ever-growing ‘do before I die’ list that is full of vacation destinations, adventures, and good times.  I don’t have a bucket list myself, but that doesn’t mean I hate the idea...

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