SAVE TIME AT THE AIRPORT

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Some of the fun of traveling as been taken out due to lengthy waits at airport security, immigration and customs.

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Lines can be a headache

Luckily, if you are a US citizen or permanent resident, you can save your precious time by signing up for TSA Pre-Check and/or Global Entry.

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TOP TIPS: NEW ORLEANS

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I recently went for a long-weekend trip to New Orleans with my good friend Thom (who has written on this blog about living a location-independent lifestyle).

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We found NOLA to be a fun, culturally-diverse and beautiful holiday destination.

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GUEST BLOG POST: SURFING SLOWLY WITH CLARE WATSON

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Guest blogger Clare Watson writes about giving up the rat race to enjoy the beauty of traveling slowly around the world with and her fiancé and a 7-foot triple surfboard bag.


Ten months ago in an Airbnb apartment lofted above Melbourne, my boyfriend and I sat on the lounge room floor and flicked through a tattered world atlas. We joined the dots between distant destinations and imagined a life not spent counting down the weeks apart and then wishing time would slow for the rare days we had together. We were living split between the east and west coasts of Australia, waiting for the next scheduled visit.

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GUEST BLOG POST: UNEXPECTED LOVE BY EMILY FIELDER

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This is a guest blog post from one of my travel soulmates, Emily Fielder, who writes enthusiastically about falling in love with Australia, unexpectedly returning home to trek across her native United States of America…and falling in love all over again.


People like me tend to apply famous quotes to explain their often misunderstood, meandering and location-independent lifestyles.

I will admit I have a few of my own favorite quotes too. One that best fits my situation is by Paul Theroux:

“Travel is at its most rewarding when it ceases to be about your reaching a destination and becomes indistinguishable from living your life.”

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WHY DO WE LIE ABOUT TRAVEL?

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I do not like Istanbul. There, I said it. Am I allowed to say that? Surely everyone loves Istanbul, with its ideal seaside setting, the amazing food and beautiful mosques. The mix of European, Middle Eastern and Asian influences. The hospitable Turks. So what is wrong with me? Why can’t I appreciate what everyone else does?

I feel like we have to maintain a ‘front’ with our travels, thinking that every travel experience destination has to be worthy of hashtags – #stunningsunset, #backpackerlife#fromwhereyoudratherbe

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GUEST BLOG POST: FROM FRANCE TO NEW ZEALAND WITH THOM MARIN

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This is a guest blog post from my dear friend Thom Marin, originally from France, now globetrotter, on the benefits of travelling and working remotely.


MATT AND I

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I met Matt three years ago through our mutual and very good friend Valentina. Matt was visiting her in Paris. Since then we kept meeting all over the world: Madrid, Berlin, London, New York, Guadalajara! Mainly to meet with Valentina, or just happening to be at the same place at the same time!

And today I consider Matt to be one of my really good friends. It is not that often that you meet someone with the same love of long-term travel. Matt is also one of the most positive and sociable people I know and his social skills inspire me a lot.

So, like Matt, I love travelling! And he asked me to tell you about my recent work and travel lifestyle…

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