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Equatorial Guinea on $508 a Day

A few people asked me to say more about the high cost of visiting Equatorial Guinea. Yes, a basic hotel room really does cost $400-500 a night, and sometimes much more. There are no hostels with merry young backpackers hangin... Read More

Postcard #10: Matt in Eugene

This week’s featured postcard comes to us from Matt in Eugene, Oregon. Here’s what it’s all about. See more postcards from readers here. Send your own in to this address: World Domination HQ 4110 SE Hawthorn... Read More

High Points, Low Points, and the Perfect Trip

Greetings from the open road. I’m in what I call real Africa all week, having fun exploring two new countries. *** Condé Nast Traveler publishes a feature called “The Perfect Trip Every Time.” It’s a good hea... Read More

Postcard #9: Jes in Hobart

This week’s featured postcard comes to us from Jes in Hobart, Australia. Here’s what it’s all about. See more postcards from readers here. Send your own in to this address: World Domination HQ 4110 SE Hawtho... Read More

Empire Building Kit, Take Two

Greetings from the home base in Portland, Oregon. I’ve got a big French press filled to the brim with Stumptown coffee, and I’m settling in for a long day in front of the MacBook. And… the Empire Building Ki... Read More

Empire Builder Strikes Back (on Tuesday)

Greetings, friends and readers. Thanks to everyone at the Seattle Consortium of Travel who welcomed me to their event on Thursday night. I opened up the talk with a “Name That Airport Code” game with airline ameni... Read More

Site Update: April-May 2010

I’ve often recommended the Waffle Window to people visiting Portland. It’s still high on my list, but now I have another recommendation: Slappy Cakes. At this crazy place, you pay to make your own pancakes on a gr... Read More

Starting With What You Have

A couple weeks ago I went to Powell’s and heard J.D. Roth talk about taking personal responsibility over your financial life. “No one will ever care about your money as much as you do,” he said. Very true. And you c... Read More