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Pai, Thailand: the latest town to be ruined by backpackers

Sitting in Pai, Thailand, I have a sense shame as a traveler by being associated with backpackers.  On the one hand, traveling breeds business opportunities and distributes money to places where there's very little...
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Hobbiton, New Zealand: Tourist Farm

The Shire sets from Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies are available to visit in Matamata, New Zealand. It's located on a farm and surrounded by other sheep and cow farms. The...
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Becoming a PADI Certified Diver while traveling

Diving has become one of our favorite activities.  It's actually not too hard to become a certified diver while on a trip!  Getting an Open Water diving certification can take between 2-4 days depending...
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Dining with Hookers

I travel to learn about myself and the rest of the world.  Sometimes I learn things that aren't pictured on most travel brochures.  Like prostitution.  I'm going to admit straight up that I don't...
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Bagan, Myanmar: city of temples

Bagan, Myanmar is known as the spiritual center of the country with it's miles of pagodas and terrible food.  Fine, most people just think of the temples.  The Burmese have a saying that you're...

Argentina Travel Tips

Argentina can be tricky for tourists, so here are some Argentina travel tips.  We stayed there for roughly a month over a few locations, and had a pretty good of how to get by. Getting...
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Sydney, Australia: A chic cityscape

Sydney, Australia has a good reputation among travelers as a "must go" destination but no one ever explains why.  Most Americans look at Australia and think Crocodile Dundee, Steve Irwin, or wild animals that...
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Mendoza, Argentina’s Lujan de Cuyo wine region: Oh god my liver hurts

It's not a secret that Alicia and I are wine fanatics.  Some of our favorites come from Mendoza, Argentina's wine region.  We went on a few tours of the popular Lujan de Cuyo area...
Cusco Peruvian Cooking Class

Cusco Cooking Class

Once upon a time, Cusco used to be the capital of the Incan civilization.  Now it's primarily a rest stop on the way to Macchu Pichu.  But with that much history behind it, there's...
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Stuck in the past: Peru

We went on a "day in the life tour" of a native Peruvian.  There were some downsides to the tour which I already detailed, so we'll concentrate on the good parts. The theme of...

Who We Are and What We Do

Alicia & John - Great Barrier Reef - GoPro underwater Selfie

About Alicia and John

John and Alicia met the summer of 2006 in Minnesota and got married November 2009 in Aruba.  We discovered early on that we're good...
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What is a Digital Nomad?

I have never gotten more blank stares than when I tell people that I'm a digital nomad.  The questions answered in this FAQ-like article...