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Limited Time: 70,000 Point Bonus on Chase Ink Plus

Link: 70,000 Points for Chase Ink Plus Card As of yesterday, Chase has temporarily raised the signup bonus on its popular Ink Plus card to 70,000 Ultimate Rewards points (normally 50,000 ...


Is it really IBS?

An update about my health. The chronic stomach pain continued after I published my last post. I spent Friday night waking up to pain, TWICE. Saturday was ok, Sunday was not, Monday not...


Spotters meetings all over the world!

After our 2012 Spotters weekend, more and more Spotters started meeting each other. In their own city, but also when traveling to another city. We love seeing this, and hope this will boo...


Finding Comfort in Non-Home Surroundings : On the Road with Andres Zulata

This is a travel hacking case study. (Read others or nominate yourself.) When I discovered the happy accident that was Andres Zulata’s company, Boutique Japan Travel Company, which ...


Finding Comfort in Non-Home Surroundings : On the Road with Andres Zuleta

This is a travel hacking case study. (Read others or nominate yourself.) When I discovered the happy accident that was Andres Zuleta’s company, Boutique Japan Travel Company, which ...


Searching for Authentic Poutine in Montreal

Last Thursday, as my friends and I chatted excitedly about our girls’ weekend in Montreal, our discussion turned to food, specifically what and where we were looking forward to dini...


Don’t Just Build a Business; Start a Revolution

Short version: there’s a new manifesto you should read. It’s by my longtime friend Jonathan Fields, and is all about a new way of thinking about entrepreneurship. Go download it! Th...


Financially Sustainable Travel: My 2013 Income

Financially sustainable travel is a delicate balancing act between managing income and expenses on the road. Here is an explanation of my 2013 income. The post Financially Sustainable Tra...


Lessons from the Journey: Before Beginning, Count the Cost

From my own 193-country journey to the stories of many other people who were kindly willing to share, The Happiness of Pursuit attempts to extract and convey the lessons of modern-day que...


This week only: free #Sarajevo iPhone app!

Are you a Sarajevo local, or planning to go there some time soon? Sarajevo is our City of the week – the iPhone app is free from September 29th to October 5th (regular price: €3.59)...



How Do We Make Ourselves Alert Again?

From a reader’s discussion to a book I’ve been reading on tour, Orfeo by Richard Powers: Interviewer: “You mention close listening and focused attention. I found the stu...


Almond butter grain-free “granola” bars

Since increasing the weights in my strength training program (Chalean Extreme by Beach Body), I find myself feeling hungrier than before. There’s a grocery store at the ground floor...


Mini City Guide: San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

I love big cities, and always enjoy returning to Hong Kong, New York, and Sydney—among many others. But what about those unknown gems that are off the beaten tourist path… those obs...


Giveaway: Woodland Chevvy Scarf by Krama Wheel

Every Friday is giveaway day. Comment to win! Up for the win is this awesome scarf from Krama Wheel, founded by traveler and entrepreneur Roni Sivan. Every Krama Wheel scarf sold secures ...


You’ll Always Lose at the Comparison Game (So Stop Playing It)

I went back to the Tattered Cover in Denver last night. Love that store! Fun people. I remembered being there two years ago. At the time, The $100 Startup was selling really well and ther...


Pedal The World: An Adventure Around The World On A Bike

Untrained, Felix Starck cycled 18,000 km through 22 countries in 365 days with one goal, "the dream of absolute freedom and the discovery of our globe." ____________ Dave's 160-page, all-...


Lessons from my School of Rock

I’m keenly aware of my own talents as a musician. I don’t always sing on key, I can’t always perform without a cheat sheet, and I get stage jitters. This isn’t fal...


The most hidden spot in our guides?

Last week in Saint Petersburg we used our app to find Chufalnya, one of Dimitri’s favorite restaurants – hidden in a living room, and not entirely legal… Even though Dim...


Chronic stomach pain that won’t go away

Hello. How are you? I’ve not been keeping well. It’s been THREE grueling weeks of pain and discomfort for me and I’ve been to 3 doctors who keep on guessing and giving m...


One Lifetime, 10,000 Hats: Robyn Devine’s Ambitious Project

This is a “quest” case study, a new feature focusing on quests and adventures of all kinds. (Read others or nominate yourself.) Adventure is for everyone, and adventure looks different to...


Financially Sustainable Travel: My Cost of Full-Time Travel in 2013

Here's my full uncensored cost of full-time travel in 2013 - an expensive and rough year for me; testament to life happening we're while busy making plans. The post Financially Sustainabl...


Christmas Package

Php 230.00 per person (51 persons and up) Php 250.00 per person (30-50 persons)   Party Package Includes: Managed Buffet Lunch or Dinner (2main & 2side dish, rice, dessert, 1round sof...


The Comfort Zone

It is not easy to walk along Bethel Avenue. It is a four lane road, sometimes six when there’s a turn lane. There are no sidewalks, just a weird grassy median that could be sidewalk...


Being a Tourist During Political Unrest: Notes from Kiev, Ukraine

This is a reader story. (Read others or tell us yours.) Even in the best of times, traveling can be tricky. But throw in a full-scale, riot-police infused demonstration, and things get ex...