Travel Philosophy​​

Top 10 Albums For Fall
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Top 10 Albums For Fall

What does a list of the top 10 albums for fall/autumn have to do with travel? Well, not much, I suppose, but like travel, there seems to be certain albums that just sound better during […]

Why I Quit My Job To Travel The World Or (Some Would Believe) Why I Chose To Commit Financial Suicide
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Why I Quit My Job To Travel The World Or (Some Would Believe) Why I Chose To Commit Financial Suicide

“Hi I’m Wei and I just quit my job of 10 years. I intend to spend the next year traveling around the world with my wife.” You’d be surprised by the myriad of responses this […]

Four Ways We Are Rich Without Even Knowing It
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Four Ways We Are Rich Without Even Knowing It

The following four snippets are the result of my slow and ongoing realization of how fortunate I am to have been born into the time and place I was. From an early age we are […]

10 Ways A Cruise Resembles An Isolated Totalitarian Country
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10 Ways A Cruise Resembles An Isolated Totalitarian Country

I’m pretty 100% in the anti-cruise camp with Arthur Frommer, unless that cruise is incidental to a small trip (like the great overnight cruise I took from Sweden to Estonia over the Midsummer holiday), or […]

Legs Would Only Get In The Way: A Q&A With Kevin Michael Connolly
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Legs Would Only Get In The Way: A Q&A With Kevin Michael Connolly

Legs Would Only Get in the Way: A Q&A With Author, Photographer and Traveler Kevin Michael Connolly In this age we live in, seeing a legless man sitting on a bar stool would likely lead […]

The Benefit Of Ignoring Travel Advice
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The Benefit Of Ignoring Travel Advice

Bootsnall decided to send out a call to their readers via social media for the worst travel advice they’ve ever received, resulting in some of those nuggets of unfounded wisdom that most of us have […]

Lions, CouchSurfing And Murder: On The Perpetual Strangeness Of Existence
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Lions, CouchSurfing And Murder: On The Perpetual Strangeness Of Existence

If I were superstitious, I might have seen the lion as a sign that in an hour-and-a-half I was going to be kidnapped or murdered. From the back of my motorcycle my roommate McKenzie pointed and […]

Some Thoughts On Flash Travel
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Some Thoughts On Flash Travel

As travelers, we are given the opportunity to see and experience the grandness that this world has to offer and a variety of options. Sometimes, we are so used to options that we leave things […]

My Name Is Matt Stabile, And I Watch Bad Movies During Flights
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My Name Is Matt Stabile, And I Watch Bad Movies During Flights

When I travel I make a point to talk to as many people as possible. Shopowners, hostelmates, street performers, it doesn’t matter. I once tried to start a conversation with an actor from a telenovela […]

Writers Of Our Discontent
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Writers Of Our Discontent

We usually experience epic moments in the down-and-out. It’s what makes for good stories because (hopefully) these moments are not part of the normal day-to-day. Rain, snow, heat and cold, when we gently suffer through […]