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Five More Travel Mistakes

Note – Sao Paulo’s Let’s Beer is anything but a mistake. In fact it’s a great little bar. Yesterday I wrote a piece about tragic travel mistakes that we all make. It went well (in my opinion), but this is...

Five Travel Mistakes

Allow me to tell you the story of Robert O’Hara Burke, one of history’s worst travelers. In 1860 Burke was selected to lead an expedition into the heart of Australia. His goal was to find a passage across the continent...

Any Given Saturday

As I’m writing this my beloved Michigan Wolverines fight for the lead over a fierce team from Nebraska. It might be our first loss at home since Brady Hoke took over the team, although outside of the United States I...

Nine Things I Learned in Cambodia

A few months ago I wrote a post about things learned up during the couple of months Laura and I spent in Thailand. The point wasn’t to rattle off  big picture stuff like “Thai food is fantastic” or how to...

Working in Hostels

Originally published on Mainstreet.com As someone who writes about both travel and finance, I often find myself thinking about the odd intersections between the two (otherwise known as my career). On one hand, travel at its best is about throwing...

One Night in Bangkok

Bangkok is a popular spot for overnight layovers. With planes coming in from both sides of the Pacific, sometime from flights that themselves have lasted nearly an entire day, travelers often find themselves with a lot of time on their...

Crocodiles in the Garden

Here’s an interesting fact about Cambodia. In the tourist boomtown of Siem Reap, crocodile leather has become an incredibly popular souvenir. Shops up and down the markets sell purses, belts and entire suits of clothing made out of the tough,...