Are you a tourist or a traveler?

I have been having some amazing discussion with some other travelers recently and this is a subject that seems to coming up over and over: the difference between a tourist and a traveler. While many confuse them, I think understanding this will liberate some people.

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Overcoming your hecklers!

If you want to travel, you want to blog and you want to much of anything in life, you WILL have some hecklers to overcome. It is just a fact of life. I have many who heckle me for various and little (or no) reason. There is not much you can do with haters but…

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Using Western Union on the road!

If you travel much, you probably will need to use Western Union at some point. It can be pretty easy to use but there is a few things that you should know before using it. I have used Western Union in American Samoa, Samoa, Fiji, Thailand and the Philippines to name a few places.

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5 steps to a successful travel blog

A lot of people want to be a travel blogger but in reality, they don’t. They just want to be have the concept of what they think being a travel blogger is. It is not just resorts, beaches, waterfalls, and coconuts. Between those are sleeping on the floor on a train in Thailand, staying awake…

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How to not offend a Samoan!

I came across an article from Samoa Observer, the local newspaper in Samoa about a woman very upset about some Chinese workers doing intense labor on Sundays. I thought it was worth asking the question: How to not offend a Samoan?

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