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Panama ATM Problem: Machine Takes Money, But Doesn’t Dispense Cash

April 23, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Panama ATM Problem: Machine Takes Money, But Doesn’t Dispense Cash

Panama has had problems with several of their ATM machines throughout the country. When you try to make a withdrawal the machines will deduct the money from your account, but it won’t dispense the cash. An error message will appear instructing you to contact your financial institution. The has happened to me numerous times during […]

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7 Tips To Reduce Spending On The Road

July 15, 2013 | By | 7 Replies More
7 Tips To Reduce Spending On The Road

I’m hanging out on the beach in Costa Rica working on my blog and thinking about how to lower my expenses. This country is expensive for budget travelers especially coming from Nicaragua or Guatemala where the dollar can stretch further. After being on the go for a few weeks, I decided to take it easy. […]

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7 Ways To Meet People Traveling Solo

March 4, 2013 | By | 20 Replies More
7 Ways To Meet People Traveling Solo

My friends always ask how I travel by myself. I’d love to take a trip with them, but coordinating vacation time with others can be challenging. There have been times when I found a cheap plane ticket and I was ready to book it, but a friend would still need to find out if they’re […]

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Preparing For Burning Man And Zombie Apocalypse

December 3, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Preparing For Burning Man And Zombie Apocalypse

According to the Mayans, it’s the end of an era on December 21, 2012. All hell might break loose and the world is going to end! Preparing for a week of camping and survival in the harsh environment of the Black Rock dessert at Burning Man 2012 was a good practice run through to get […]

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Get A Round Trip Flight For Giving Up Your Seat

November 26, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Get A Round Trip Flight For Giving Up Your Seat

Are you willing to volunteer your seat on an over booked flight in exchange for a round trip ticket? Last weekend I flew Spirit Airlines from Las Vegas to Chicago for the Thanksgiving holiday. The flight was over sold so they were offering a round trip ticket and a $7 food voucher to volunteers who […]

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8 Must-Have Travel Apps For Your Next Trip

July 2, 2012 | By | 9 Replies More
8 Must-Have Travel Apps For Your Next Trip

When traveling, it’s often good to have a few helpful resources available to make your trip go more smoothly. Rather than carrying around several extra bags full of guides, brochures, and translation books, there are a wide variety of apps for your smartphone that can help make your trip go more smoothly. No more wondering […]

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10 Ways To Use Couchsurfing

June 24, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
10 Ways To Use Couchsurfing

What is Couchsurfing? Couchsurfing is a website where you can connect with travelers or locals who live in a place you might visit. You can also use it to meet travelers visiting your city to learn about other cultures. It’s a useful travel resource that can help you save money on accommodations, meet new friends […]

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How Can I See The World?

June 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
How Can I See The World?

How can I see the world? I asked myself this question many times years before actually taking my first solo trip. I use to think that I had to be rich to travel. Tour companies and the media promoting luxury travel skewed my perception of what I thought travel was. They were just influencing me […]

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What’s The Worst That Can Happen?

June 11, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
What’s The Worst That Can Happen?

The probability of getting hit by lightning in your lifetime (assuming you’ll live until 80) is 1/10,000. The risk of dying in a plane crash is 1/11,000,000. The probability of dying in a car accident is 1/98. Death from heart disease is 1/6 and cancer is 1/7. Knowing that there’s risk in everything we do […]

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