How to “Bow like a Japanese”: Lessons in Culture from an American Living in Japan

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There are the obvious cultural characteristics of Japan that everyone knows: trade your shoes for slippers indoors, bow, eat with...

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The Solo Traveler’s Guide to Exploring the Unknown

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The Art of Travelling Without Planning Step 1) Plan your trip, Step 2) Buy your plane ticket. As most solo travelers would agree, these...

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What Were They Thinking? 25 Crazy Laws from Around the World

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One of civilized man’s greatest achievements was the rule of law. A unified list of codes for what is essentially...

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6 Ways Egypt Confuses the Heck Out of Travelers

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1. The Time Issue Egyptians are not known for being prompt. One of the most perplexing aspects of Arab cultures for Westerners is their...

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Secrets to Happier and Healthier Travel Days: Don’t Try to See Everything

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Trying to squeeze in too much is a classic cause of traveler anxiety and undue stress.  Novice travelers are prone to cramming too many...

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15 Travel Quotes to Help Keep Things in Perspective

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Seeing the way others live is the only way to truly understand and appreciate (or seek to change) your own life. Traveling to other...

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An American’s Guide to Oktoberfest

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A great article from our friend Casey at CaseyFrolickingAbroad.com! Casey describes her experience at the 2011 Oktoberfest in Munich,...

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Why Stock Investing is a Traveler’s Dream Job – And How You Can Learn to Work Part-Time

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The market used to be men in suits, shelves of ledgers, newspaper, yelling into the phone to buy or sell. It was a very elite club. Luckily...

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5 Must-Read Books for the Traveling Soul

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1. Geography of Bliss By Eric Weiner Weiner, a former correspondent for National Public Radio, shares his experiences and insights...

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