How to be a digital nomad and still be an adult

How to be a digital nomad and still be an adult

The internet is full of people promising to show you how to throw off the shackles of adult life and become a digital nomad. Soon you’ll become a nubile 22-year-old who owns nothing but a backpack and works 4 hours a week while lying on the beach and getting endless...
Before you go

Before you go

When people think about planning an extended trip, they imagine they’ll need to book flights and accommodation. There’s a little more to it than that. There is always something that will go wrong, every time. Here are some simple things you can do before you go to...
Everything you need to know about CouchSurfing

Everything you need to know about CouchSurfing

When I decided to go on a solo backpacking trip of Western Europe, I figured I’d CouchSurf for a few nights to take a break from hostels and save a little cash. It didn’t quite work out as planned. Instead, it ended up taking over my life. I ended up CouchSurfing (CS...
The real trick to packing light

The real trick to packing light

I used to have a stuffed closet. I actually had two closets. Packed to the gills. I had so so many pairs of jeans. A zillion tshirts. Formal dresses. Thrift store finds for any occasion, no matter how unlikely. Costumes from every costume party I’d ever attended (and...
7 AirBnB alternatives

7 AirBnB alternatives

We’ve all heard some AirBnB horror stories. Perhaps you’ve had one of your own. Staying in a home is so much more comfortable than a hotel, but no one wants to deal with a company that offers support only after you get on the nightly news (if then!)....
2016 year in review

2016 year in review

Most of this year was taken up with immigrating to Canada and then writing a book about the process. With both of us working full time, it’s been a busy year! It doesn’t feel like we’ve traveled much this year, but we still made it to 28 cities in 6 countries. Unless...
Eating on the road

Eating on the road

A self-catering guide for CouchSurfers A key part of keeping costs down while traveling is finding ways to eat cheaply. While it’s fine to gorge yourself while on vacation for a few days, on an extended trip you’re going to find a way to eat healthy foods, even if...
Banking in Canada, for Americans

Banking in Canada, for Americans

Handing your credit card over to pay is the biggest giveaway that you’re not Canadian. Even if you have a chip card, you’ll still leave them scrambling for a pen to sign. Canadians live in a sad world without cash back rewards, or a less dangerous world without easy...
Real work from home opportunities

Real work from home opportunities

The internet is full of work from home schemes, many of which are scams. Thankfully, many real opportunities for remote work are out there. The ability to work from home has been wonderful for me — I can be there for my wife’s doctor’s appointments, give my parents a...

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