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Long Term Travel

Paying American Taxes Abroad

*updated for 2016 It’s something that should never cross our minds when enjoying ourselves abroad, but mid-April becomes an irritating time for most Americans because of the looming burden of Tax Day on April 18.  It causes plenty of problems… Continue Reading →

My Sundown in South East Asia

  The decision came at the end of the road.  In Hanoi, I had hit the wall that is the Chinese border and there was no further direction to continue on that I had not already been.  Passing the heat-laden… Continue Reading →

Hospitals Abroad

Waves of anxiety, far more uncomfortable than my actual physical affliction, coursed through me the first time I had to go to a hospital in another country. This one was in the northern Thailand city of Udon Thani. Sitting in… Continue Reading →

My 2013

When I returned to Bangkok in late 2012, I found a note in the pocket of a jacket I had brought from the US.  I don’t know when it was from, but the written message was ‘moving forward’.    I tried… Continue Reading →

Weekly Reblog #24: Lasting Friendships

Lasting Friendships | Postcards Without Stamps “This has been happening to me quite often ever since I settled in England. Different characters and personalities cross my life and our living room, share with us their life events, moments of joy… Continue Reading →

Visa Run, Vientiane

More and more I hear of foreigners in Thailand making their visa runs – the process of leaving Thailand’s borders in order to obtain a new visa or extend an entry on their existing visa – going across the border… Continue Reading →

Applying for a New Passport Abroad

  A passport.  It’s something that seems so trivial when you stop and think about it, but that small document makes all the difference to a traveller.  And I first got mine when I turned 18 back in 2004, meaning… Continue Reading →

My Top 5 Travel Regrets

There’s no other way to put it.  I love my life now and have no intention of giving it up anytime in the foreseeable future, and it will only get better come October.  Still, there are certainly some things I… Continue Reading →

My 2012

Bangkok, or Krung Thep in Thai, meaning ‘City of Angels’.  I’ve been living here for a year and two months now.  Setting aside trips to Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, and the U.S. in that time, this is the longest I’ve stayed… Continue Reading →

Weekly Reblog #2: Steve McDonald’s Guide to Not Dying in Scary Countries

  Steve McDonald’s Guide to Not Dying in Scary Countries | Backpackology “In my life, I’ve had the fortune of visiting forty-four countries, and if I were forced to write down my favorites, you might mistake it for a list… Continue Reading →

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