Street Art: Bolivia

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Continuing to highlight my fascination (obsession?) with street art of all kinds, here are photos I took in Bolivia. I didn’t find as many as in some other South American countries and the quality wasn’t quite as good either but here are the ones I managed to capture.

My Travel Costs in Philippines: Itinerary and Budget Breakdown

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Since I recently finished a full month of traveling in the Philippines I thought it might be helpful to provide a detailed summary of my expenses there, along with my full itinerary and a few travel observations.

Staying Connected in Japan: Phone and Internet Options for Your Trip to the Land of the Rising Sun

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Are you planning a trip to Japan and hoping to use a phone, tablet or laptop while there? There’s some good news and bad news.
Japan, I Love You But…
I’ve lived a year in Japan and visited multiple times since then. I really love the country, its people and the culture. But, while Japan has long been considered an example of high-tech progress and advanced mobile … [ Read more ]

Buying a Bicycle in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Chiang Mai has become a hot destination for digital nomads and others looking for an inexpensive but pleasant city to spend extended periods of time. Recently, I joined the group and have settled down in Chiang Mai for a spell. There are many good articles on various aspects of the city, but what I have noticed is that everyone (well, not everyone[ Read more ]

Street Art: Brighton, England

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Continuing to highlight my fascination with street art of all kinds, here are photos I took in Brighton, England (UK).

Saving on Travel in Japan with a JR Rail Pass: My Itinerary, Tips and Cost Savings

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Japan has long been considered one of the more expensive countries to travel. Recently, thanks to a weakening currency and years of deflation, Japan is becoming more affordable. Getting around inside the country will, however, be one of your bigger expenses. If you aren’t too pressed for time or you are just planning to visit a few locations, the best prices will most likely be … [ Read more ]

Street Art: Spain

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Continuing to highlight my fascination with street art of all kinds, here are photos I took around Spain.

Travel Video: Traditional Dancing in Ecuador

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When you visit the Mitad del Mundo, site of the equator (well, more or less) there is also a traditional dance exhibition. Here is some footage I took of that.
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Street Art: London, England

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Continuing to highlight my fascination with street art of all kinds, here are photos I took in London, England (UK).

Travel Video: Around Ecuador

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Here is a short video with some miscellaneous footage I shot around Ecuador.
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What Is a Favorite Place?

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Frequent and lengthy travelers often get asked the question, “what is your favorite place?” Of course, some have a ready answer thanks to a truly moving experience where one place in particular captured their hearts, souls and/or bodies. But, many like myself have great difficulty answering the question. After thinking about it a bit I realized there are (at … [ Read more ]

Street Art: Perú

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Continuing to highlight my fascination with street art of all kinds, here are photos I took in Perú. I have to admit I hoped for a bit more after the rich bounty I found in Ecuador.

Travel Video: Sandboarding in Huacachina, Perú

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Huacachina is an oasis located 5 km from the city of Ica in Perú. One of the highlights of a visit there is a combined dune buggy and sandboarding excursion. Here is some footage I took of mine.
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Street Art: Salvador da Bahia

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Continuing to highlight my fascination with street art of all kinds, here are photos I took in Salvador da Bahia in Brazil.

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Street Art: Recife and Olinda

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Continuing to highlight my fascination with street art of all kinds, here are photos I took in Recife and Olinda in Brazil.

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Street Art: Rio de Janeiro

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Continuing to highlight my fascination with street art of all kinds, here are photos I took in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

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My Travel Costs in South America: A Complete Budget Breakdown (with Spreadsheet)

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Note: See the end of this post to see how you can get/use my expense tracking spreadsheet (free).

Many people are interested in how much around-the-world (RTW) or other long-term travel costs, especially as a budget traveler or backpacker. As I explained in my Central America cost breakdown, before I began my multi-year Latin America journey, I created a spreadsheet to … [ Read more ]

Travel Tips: Brazil Travel Guide

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General Thoughts about Brazil
Like almost everyone I have met who has traveled to Brazil, I loved my experience here. It is a huge country, diverse in land, people, culture and even language. When I first started thinking of my South America plans I considered skipping Brazil precisely because it was so huge and because I wanted to concentrate on improving my Spanish, but as I … [ Read more ]

Booking (and Paying for) Flights Online in Brazil

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Brazil is a great country. Really. And, its economy seems to be thriving. There are even multiple low-cost airlines (Avianca, Azul, GOL, TAM, Webjet) that provide enough competition to make flying inside the country oftentimes as cheap an option as taking the bus. And, some of the associated websites are pretty good. There’s only one … [ Read more ]