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  • bucket-list-ruined-featured
    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...

  • tibet-featured-horse
    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:...

  • dogsledding-featured
    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...

  • dan-boat-featured-image
    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...

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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...

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 that suck.  This article isn’t meant to keep you from...

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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 asking the question.  I know this because I used to...

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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 people I met while traveling who knew where Minnesota was...

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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 up over the last 18 months as well as all...

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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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Only two months after I published my first 27 Amazing Travel Photos article it became the most popular article ever on this site.   So I decided to publish another 27 of my favorite travel photos that will help you get an itch to travel.  Each photographer is linked if you want to learn more about them.  If you are new...

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Here is the video I made from our 56-day overland trip in Africa.  Enjoy! – Read our stories from Africa. – Our review of Oasis Overland. – Learn more about Oasis Overland on their website: oasisoverland.co.uk...

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I’m a travel photo junkie.  I can spend hours browsing photography sites and social media sites looking for the travel photo that will inspire me next.  Below are 27 of my favorite from the last 4-5 years.  Each photographer is linked if you want to learn more about them (except for the few photos in...

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Our time in Africa with Oasis Overland is slowly coming to an end, and I made the realization today that most of the activities that we’ve been participating in have been focused on nature and wildlife instead of on local people and culture.  Although we have had some amazing experiences with the natural world over...

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Let’s face it, none of us are perfect.  We work a little bit every day at improving our ability to be part-time or full-time travel bloggers, all with different goals and ideas of what exactly a travel blogger should be.  I don’t claim to be the best travel blogger out there, but I do consider...

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