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Free and Low-Cost Travel Hacking Resources

Three quick updates from the Travel Hacking world… Google+ Free Travel Info I’ve been using the new Google+ service recently. Time will tell how long it sticks around, but so far I like it. As an experiment, I’m making a travel hacking circle to share tips and strategies. All info in this circle will be…

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The Moment You Knew

I’ve spent much of the past four months interviewing unconventional entrepreneurs for my next book, and throughout the process I learned what kind of questions solicit the best answers. For example, I often asked people whether their venture was “worth it,” which might sound simplistic. Of course it’s worth it! I’ve learned, though, that this…

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Legacy Projects and the Love of True Friends

When you begin to share your important work with the world, a funny thing happens: some of the people closest to you don’t understand it. They damn you with faint praise, or they point out something trivial that could be improved. Sometimes they never say anything at all, which of course is the worst thing.…

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Travel Hacking Cartel Takes Off In Madagascar

Earlier this year, we launched the Travel Hacking Cartel, the world’s leading service for aspiring adventurers. The service was recently featured in a major story on NPR, Forbes, and the Yahoo home page—all on the same day! It was exciting, but also stressful, since I was working from Madagascar and had no idea that so…

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Notes from a Cold Bathroom Floor in South Africa

Tomorrow I’ll be headed to Madagascar, the final stop of my latest trip before I begin the long process of returning home. But at the moment, I’ve been spending the past three hours sitting on the floor of the bathroom during a brief stopover in Johannesburg. Why the bathroom? Because it’s freezing here in Johannesburg—we’re…

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Interesting Facts on Visiting Angola

Chances are, you probably won’t be visiting Angola anytime soon… but it’s always good to be prepared. Here’s a starting point. *** 1. The capital city of Luanda is now the most expensive city in the world—by far. Forget Tokyo, Moscow, or even your good friends up in Equatorial Guinea—Luanda wins. Here’s how the Economist…

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Running in Frankfurt

It’s always a sunny day when you arrive in Frankfurt. You might think this is impossible, but Frankfurt is like Seattle: apparently it rains all the time, but never on your first day. (It helps to arrive in the summer months.) I’ve been here on a dozen stopovers, nearly half of them last year when…

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On the Road Again: Summer Travel Plans

Happy Independence Day to those in the U.S., and greetings to everyone else around the world. I’m writing to you from Frankfurt, en route to Angola and beyond shortly. In the last travel planning post, I discussed a few of my upcoming trips. I’ve made a flurry of bookings since then and am now underway,…

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