Taking the Travel Plunge with Nomadic Matt Kepnes

Ask the experts: Twenty-something Bostonian Matt Kepnes has the job that most people can only ever envy.  He’s a full time backpacker who funds his travels via his Nomadic Matt site. This week he took some time out to answer a few questions about what it’s like to live the dream… Q1. Having left the rat race behind, how has a ‘footloose and fancy-free’ life on the road lived up to your expectations? It’s everything I…
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Tips for Video Blogging with TravelYourself

Ask the Experts:  This week Cailin O’ Neil of  TravelYourself.com takes part in our Q & A on how to video blog while on the road… Q1.  Hi Cailin, you recently made the switch from traditional travel blogging to video blogging (vlogging) with travelyourself.com.  What can we look forward to over the next few months? Actually I started out blogging just as a thing for my friends and family to read as I travelled in…
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Packing Tips with FoxNomad

In his own words, FoxNomad, aka Anil Polat is an IT hacker (the good kind), turned digital nomad, travelling the world indefinitely… This week, Anil is extolling the virtues of the ‘80% rule’. Basically the 80% rule means not packing your rucksack or luggage fully to capacity when travelling on a long or short trip. Stick with the 80% rule and you can’t go wrong.  Anil says the best things about this tactic is that…
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Barbara Weibel and the Art of Friendship in Nepal

Barbara Weibel’s Hole in the Donut blog chronicles her journey from an unfulfilling ’70-hour week’ corporate existence to a full-time backpacking blogger. This week, she’s sharing her experiences of central Nepal.  During a visit to Tashiling Tibetan refugee settlement in Pokhara, she encounters an artist called Tseten Tsering.  Obviously taken with the refugee painter’s plight, she dedicates an entire post to Tseten and his life in Nepal.  It emerges that Tseten first came to Nepal…
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