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Retire early and travel: A challenging hike to the active Fuego volcano

On day 2,632 of my sobriety, at nearly 46 years old, I hiked up the Acatenango volcano in Guatemala for a front row seat to eruptions from the nearby active volcano named Fuego. 2,368 more words

Budget Travel

A Budget Traveler's Top Ten Travel Essentials

We’ve done quite a bit of traveling over the last few years and have come to understand that when budget traveling, less is definitely more. When we went to Thailand to teach English we both brought a ton of stuff. 2,251 more words

Traveling overseas on budget, a how-to guide

Did you know that half of all Americans don’t use all of their vacation time? One of the reasons people give for not using their vacation time is they think they can’t afford it. 376 more words

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Boeren Bonenstoofschotel on Schoenlappervinlinder

Greetings from Eton, England.  Tonight I will sleep in my 11th bed in a month.  I’ve spent the last 10 days in the southwest of England—in Cornwall, Devon, and Dorset—where the internet connections were not much better than in Ethiopia.  665 more words


5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before WWOOFING

This past February and March (2017) I traveled to Australia and New Zealand.  To make the trip more affordable I participated in WWOOF.  WWOOF stands for Willing Workers on Organic Farms.   1,070 more words


Read This Before You Rent a Car

For consumers, the rental car counter can be treacherous. “Rental car agents are paid on commission, so they’re incentivized to try to upsell you for everything,” says Jonathan Weinberg, creator of AutoSlash.com, a service that tracks rental price changes to help get consumers the best deals. 103 more words


Modern Day Berlin 

Berlin is remembered for its dark history during Hitler’s dictatorship and then during the cold war, but Berlin is now a vibrant city, full of life and welcoming to all walks of life. 590 more words