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Who are Rey’s Parents, and is Disney astroturfing to prevent spoilers?

"Astroturfing" is when a business poses as normal people on social media to spread their message. What I didn't expect was that a company would do this to squash a fan theory about "Who...
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Long Term Travel Lifestyle

People ask us: What does a long term travel lifestyle look like? After being on the road for 3 years now, I can answer that question. In general, our days are very fluid. They also...
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Do the Opposite of Normal

To get an uncommon life, do uncommon things. Do the opposite of normal. I have no idea what the future will bring. Heck, I don't know what the hell I'm doing now. But everything turns...
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Duolingo will replace US foreign language teachers

Duolingo will replace US foreign language teachers in the US. And those teachers deserve to be replaced. Correction: those teachers deserve to be fired, put on a rocket, and shot into the sun. Foreign language...
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How Much Should Your Business Charge?

A common question in entrepreneur circles is:how much should your business charge for it's service or product? I'll give you three stories. Two of them involve Audi, and that's not an accident. Alicia got into the...
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Reverse Culture Shock

Returning home after a long travel yields reverse culture shock: your own culture will feel odd and unnatural. I originally dismissed reverse culture shock as made up nonsense for digital nomads to talk about....
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What no one tells you about running your own business

Here is what no one tells you about running your own business. Always on the clock Alicia and I were recently celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary in Curacao. On the day of our anniversary we held...
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Lies Society Tells Us

Every society has lies that everyone agrees are true. They look at other cultures and think "that's so weird!" without recognizing their own ridiculous views. During the Salem Witch Trials, people burned women to death...
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How did the media get the 2016 election so wrong? Easy, they lied to...

How did the media get the 2016 presidential election so wrong? Easy. They lied to us. The most common trick the media pulled in 2016 was to over-sample registered Democrats to create a story. Democrats...
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How does Donald Trump win?

How does Donald Trump win? The media portrays him as a bumbling moron. But he keeps on winning, so there must be something to his success. This isn't a political post, it's a human...

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...